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Productivity and long term growth

Policy Challenges in the Global Economy: Productivity, Risk and Growth

 

Policy Challenges in the Global Economy: Productivity, Risk and Growth

Agenda: 2017 NERO Meeting, Paris, France

19 June 2017

 

10:00-10:15    Introduction by Catherine L. Mann (OECD)

 

10:15-11:45    Round 1: Low productivity and low neutral interest rates: are they related?

Speakers:

10:15-10:35    Steffen Elstner (RWI Essen/German Council of Economic Experts): The slowdown of German productivity growth

10:35-10:55    Fernando de Holanda Barbosa Filho (FGV) Firms labor productivity distribution and aggregate labor productivity in Brazil

10:55-11:15    Lukasz Rawdanowicz (OECD): The fall in real long-term government bond yields: Disentangling different drivers

11:15-11:45    General Discussion

 

11:45-12:00    Break for coffee

 

12:00-13:30    Round 2: Economic Resilience: Risk mitigation, growth, and policy choices

Speakers:

12:00-12:20    Jean-Marc Fournier (OECD): Economic Resilience: the role of fiscal policy

12:20-12:40    Filippo Gori (OECD): Economic resilience: Trade-offs between growth and economic fragility

Discussant:

12:40-13:00    Professor Xavier Ragot (OFCE-Sciences Po)

13:00-13:25    General Discussion

 

13:30-14:30    Working lunch: Challenges facing think tanks and researchers in communicating political economy

Speaker:

Professor Christoph Badelt (WIFO): Integrating 3 research pillars:  "Economics, Social, Environmental"

General Discussion

 

14:35-17:30    Round 3: Globalisation, Migration, and Structural Policies

14:30-14:15    Margaux Sauvaget (LSE): Causes of the Current Account Imbalances between EMU Northern and Southern economies and Implications for the Euro Crisis

14:55-15:15    General Discussion

15!15-15:35    Povilas Lastauskas (CEFER): Structural Labour Market Reforms in Economic Union: Global Perspective

15:35-15:50    Discussant: Raymond Torres (FUNCAS)

15:50-16:10    Gilles Spielvogel (OECD): The contribution of recent refugee flows to the labour force in European countries

16:10-16:30    Emily Farchy (OECD): Migrants: Behind the Aggregates in Nordic Countries

16:30-16:50    Discussant: Alan Barrett (ESRI): comments on "The contribution of recent refugee flows to the labour force in European countries"

15:50-17:15    General Discussion

 

17:15-17:30    Closing Remarks – Catherine L. Mann (OECD)/James Poterba (NBER)

 

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