Financial Crisis: Institutions and Policies

Venue: Mendel University

Location: Brno, Czech Republic

Event Date/Time: Nov 26, 2009 End Date/Time: Nov 27, 2009
Registration Date: Jul 31, 2009
Abstract Submission Date: Jul 31, 2009
Paper Submission Date: Nov 01, 2009
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November 26 - 27, 2009
Mendel University, Brno, Czech Republic

The financial crisis which started in the second half of 2008 represents one of the most crucial events influencing all economies around the world. While the financial crisis has had its origin in the USA, it seems that some European economies were influenced by the crisis even stronger than the USA. At the same time, the financial crisis has shown so far highly differential impact on the national economies in Europe. This is one of the reasons why the management of the financial crisis poses a key challenge for the European and national institutions.

The conference will explore the implications of the economic and financial crisis for the economic policies (especially from the perspective of monetary, fiscal policies). Emphasis will be on the functioning of the European Economic and Monetary Union. Furthermore, the newly evolving dynamics of the global economy will be addressed by the conference.

Following fields will be discussed:
• Political economy and European institutions
• Euro and the Crisis
• Future of EMU
• Impact of the financial crises on economic and monetary integration in Europe
• Fiscal policies within EMU
• New member states and EMU
• Factors behind national differences of effects of the financial crisis
• Implication of the financial crisis for the non-EU countries in Europe
• Globalization and financial crisis

Format of the Conference:

The language of the conference will be English. Chosen papers will be presented in 5-6 sessions. Each presentation will be discussed. Selected conference contributions may be published by the Czech Economic Review (, subject to the journal's standards and procedures. The topic of special issue is "Political Economy of Financial Crisis".
All papers presented at the conference are also eligible to be considered for publication in an edited monograph.

Conference will take place on the premises of the Mendel University in Brno, Czech Republic. For the contributing participants, rooms will be reserved in Brno hotels.
Registration conference fee (which do not include travel and lodging) is Euro 190 or CZK 5100.

Organizing Committee:

Prof. Antonin Rusek, Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, PA 17870, USA
Prof. Dr. Jarko Fidrmuc, University of Munich, Germany
Roman Horváth, Czech National Bank, Czech Republic
Lubor Lacina, Mendel University, Brno, Czech Republic
Petr Rozmahel, Mendel University, Brno, Czech Republic

Important dates:
Deadline for submitting abstracts (350-500 words) July 31th, 2009
Notice of Acceptance August 28th, 2009
Submission of the full paper: November 1st, 2009

Contacts (for information and submitting abstracts):
In Czech Republic:
In Europe:

Conference web site:


Zemedelska 1, 613 00, Brno, Czech Republic
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