- Publication date
2015 ECFIN 013/C
12th July 2015, 23:59 (CET)
The Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs (DG ECFIN) of the European Commission is organising a one-day workshop to discuss the challenges faced by fiscal policy after the crisis, on 19th January 2016 in Brussels.
The current economic scenario in the EU may be characterised by three different aspects that challenge the design and implementation of fiscal policy:
- inflation uncertainty
- sluggish GDP growth in the EU
Overall, the workshop aims at discussing the role of fiscal policy in a context characterised by each of the three features outlined above. Against this background the Commission invites the submission of paper proposals addressing the following topics of which a more detailed explanation is given hereafter:
- Fiscal policy in a low inflation context
- Fiscal policy in a low growth / subdued investment context
- Fiscal policy in a context characterised by increasing poverty trends
It is expected that six to eight papers are to be presented the day of the workshop, followed by the comments from discussants and a general exchange of views among the participants thereafter.
Selected authors will be required to send electronically a fully developed draft version of their paper to DG ECFIN by 30th November 2015 and to present it at the workshop on 19th January 2016. The final version of the paper must be submitted electronically by 29th February 2016. The final papers will have to be original work created in response to this call for papers and should be about 15,000 to 20,000 words in length.
Candidates are invited to submit extended abstracts (up to 1,500 words) of research proposals related to the above mentioned topics. Papers can be co-authored.
Extended abstracts must be submitted together with:
- a duly completed and signed application form
- a curriculum vitae of the (co-) author(s)
- a list of publications of the (co-)author(s)
- signed proxy form(s), in case of co-authorship
- administrative documents for the person/entity signing the contract in case of award:
- legal entity form
- financial identification form
to the email ECFIN-PUBLIC-EXPENDITUREfirstname.lastname@example.org, clearly mentioning the topic of the paper proposal in the subject line of the email. This mailbox is reserved solely for submissions of proposals and the related compulsory documents. Submissions sent to other mailboxes or to Commission staff cannot be accepted. No other communication can be addressed to this mailbox.
New deadline for submission of your proposal (extended abstract and the above required documents): 12th July 2015 (23:59 CET) instead of 30th June 2015 (23:59 CET).
For any additional information please contact:
Julia Lendvai: email@example.com
Lucía Rodríguez Muñoz: firstname.lastname@example.org
Matteo Salto: email@example.com
Adrien Zakhartchouk: firstname.lastname@example.org