Fiscal Stabilization and Monetary Union: Heritage of the Past and Future Challenges

Venue: Mendel University in Brno

Location: Brno, Czech Republic

Event Date/Time: Nov 24, 2011 End Date/Time: Nov 25, 2011
Registration Date: Sep 19, 2011
Abstract Submission Date: Sep 19, 2011
Paper Submission Date: Nov 01, 2011
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These issues will be address by the research and analysis at the conference. Especially (but not exclusively) the following questions will be discussed:

Topic 1: Monetary Union: Engine of convergence or source of divergence?
Topic 2: Fiscal History: How did we get where we are?
Topic 3: Fiscal Future: Economic policies (increasingly fiscal union and financial integration)versus national autonomy (demographic, political, social, and cultural tradition).
Topic 4: Future monetary dilemmas: different impacts of changing world economy on the competitive positions and economic performance of individual Eurozone members.
Topic 5: Fiscal policy and macroeconomic and financial volatility.
Topic 6: Trade competition with emerging economies and its implications for openness.

The Format of the Conference:
The language of the conference is English. All submission are refereed by independent experts in their fields. Selected papers will be presented in 7 to 8 sessions. Each presentation will be discussed. Selected papers and discussion contributions will be published in the form of a conference volume (book).
The 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 costs (which do not include travel and lodging) are estimated today at Euro 160.
Organizing Committee:
Prof. Antonin Rusek, Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, USA
Prof. Dr. Jarko Fidrmuc, Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen, Germany
Assoc. Prof. Lubor Lacina, Mendel University, Brno, Czech Republic
Dr. Petr Rozmahel, Mendel University, Brno, Czech Republic

Important dates:
Deadline for submitting abstracts (350-500 words) September 19th, 2011
Notice of Acceptance September 30, 2011
Submission of the full paper: November 1st, 2011

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

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Zemedelska 1, 613 00 Brno
Czech Republic