DG ECFIN 7th Annual Research Conference 2010

At this year's conference eminent scholars and top economic policy makers will discuss the following lead questions: 1. Where do we stand with fair and measured regulatory reform to strengthen the global financial system? How to reduce the risks posed to taxpayers and to broader social objectives? 2. What is the respective role of markets and government to rebalance the world economy? What can improved co-ordination and better governance at the supra-national level achieve? 3. How to prevent intra-EU capital flows to nurture instabilities? Do we need fiscal mechanisms beyond the Stability and Growth Pact? 4. How to restore the sustainability of public finances without running into persistently high unemployment? Do high levels of public debt impair growth prospects? 5. How to match efficiency with fairness in modern welfare systems when public coffers are empty? What are the limits of market-driven growth to combat inequality, poverty and social exclusion?