Bureau conversations constitute one of the main activities of the BfEI, held either in virtual format or as in situ debates among invited participants. Each conversation is devoted to a topical socio-economic issue, to be introduced by a lead speaker and followed by open debate. All conversations are held under Chatham House Rule. Executive summaries are usually provided on the news-blog page.
# 0: Bureau opening. May 3, 2021.
# 1: Re-opening boom or post-pandemic blues? May 14, 2021.
# 2: Economic performance on steroids: cold turkey ahead? September 14, 2021.
# 3: Adapting to a new normal: revising the EU fiscal rulebook. January 28, 2022.
# 4: Inflation expectations reconsidered: just keep calm? February 25, 2022.
# 5: The economic impact of Putin´s war: a quick assessment. March 30, 2022.
# 6: The spectre of stagflation. Reasons to worry? June 24, 2022.
# 7: Rentrée - an economic tour d´horizon. September 9, 2022.
# 8: Gear up for an inexorable decline of material consumption possibilities? October 28, 2022.
# 9: Uncharted waters: the distributional effects of monetary policy. Cancelled - postponed.
#10: Record low unemployment: fundamental shifts in labour markets? December 16, 2022.
#11: A "new macroeconomic normal" after the dismal start into the 2020s? February 3, 2023.
#12: Déjà-vu? Banking crisis x.0. March 28, 2023
#13: Generative AI: a white-collar jobs killer in waiting? May 19, 2023
#14: A humane migration policy capable of majority support: an elusive quest? June 16, 2023.
#15: One bridge too far? Assessing the recent ECB interest rate decisions. September 22, 2023.
#16: The EU economic agenda: a fictional election manifesto. November 17, 2023.