Johns Hopkins, SAIS Workshop: Fiscal Policy and the Macroeconomy
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Fiscal Policy and the Macroeconomy

Friday, May 13, 2016
9:00 am - 6:00 pm


Organizers: Carlos Vegh (SAIS) and Guillermo Vuletin (IDB)

Keynote Speaker: Jeffrey A. Frankel

James W. Harpel Professor of Capital Formation and Growth
Harvard Kennedy School

Speakers: Celine Allard (IMF), Benedict J. Clements (IMF), Roberto Guimaraes-Filho (IMF), Raju Huidrom (World Bank), Alejandro Izquierdo (IDB), Ayhan Kose (World Bank), Aart Kraay (World Bank), Paolo Mauro (PIIE), and Andrew Powell (IDB)

In the aftermath of the global financial crisis, fiscal policy has taken a front seat in policy discussions around the world. How effective is a fiscal expansion in stimulating output in times of distress? What factors determine the size of fiscal multipliers? As fiscal budgets have become overstretched, the need to build fiscal space through fiscal consolidation and strengthen fiscal institutions to allow countries to save in good times have also turned into critical public policy issues. This workshop will take stock of what we have learned about these and related questions as well as identify future fiscal challenges across the world economy.

Benjamin T. Rome Building, Room 806
1619 Massachusetts Ave, NW
shington, DC 20036


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