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11th Annual Meeting of the OECD Network of Parliamentary Budget Officials and Independent Fiscal Institutions (PBO-IFIs) - Lisbon, Portugal, 4-5 February 2019

 

11th Annual Meeting of the OECD Network of Parliamentary Budget Officials and Independent Fiscal Institutions (PBO-IFIs)

Lisbon, Portugal, 4-5 February 2019

Hosted by the Portuguese Public Finance Council (CFP) and the Portuguese Parliament.

Co-chairs: Teodora Cardoso, President of the Portuguese Public Finance Council (CFP), Rui Nuno Baleiras, Head of the Parliamentary Budget Office (UTAO), and Robert Chote, Chairman of the UK Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) and Chair of the OECD PBO Network

 

AGENDA – GOV/PGC/SBO/A(2019)1 (English Text Only)
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Monday 4 February 2019
Opening ceremony
Opening remarks by Eduardo Ferro Rodrigues, President of “Assembleia da República”, Portugal
Welcome remarks by Marcos Bonturi, Director for Public Governance, OECD and Robert Chote, Chair, Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR), United Kingdom

Keynote address: “The limits of the market

  • Paul de Grauwe, Vice President of the CFP Senior Board and Professor in European Political Economy at the London School of Economics

Session 1: Tax policy and its economic and budgetary impacts
Chair: Teresa Leal Coelho, Chair of Budget Committee and Member of Parliament, “Assembleia da República”, Portugal
Panellists:

  • Jenny Wilkinson, Head, Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO), Australia
  • Sander van Veldhuizen, Program Manager Public Finance, CPB Netherlands Bureau for Policy Analysis, Netherlands
  • Luiz de Mello, Director of Policy Studies, Economics Department, OECD

Session 2: New institutions and updates
New institutions

  • New South Wales PBO - Katharine Hill, Deputy Parliamentary Budget Officer, New South Wales Parliamentary Budget Office, Australia
  • Argentinian CBO - Marcos Makon, Director, Congressional Budget Office, Argentina

Updates

  • United States - Mark Hadley, Deputy Director, Congressional Budget Office, United States
  • Wales - Martin Jennings, Head, Financial Scrutiny Unit, Welsh Assembly, United Kingdom
  • New Zealand - Andrew Blazey, Deputy Head of Budgeting and Public Expenditures Division, OECD
  • Italy – Flavio Padrini, Chief of Macro Public Finance Section, Parliamentary Budget Office (UPB), Italy

Session 3: Best practice products from the PBO Network
Fiscal and macroeconomic consequences of the Coalition Agreement
Presented by:

  • Ales Delakorda, Head of Analysis, Fiscal Council, Slovenia

New parliamentary initiatives to support MPs in budget oversight
Presented by:

  • Jeroen Kerseboom, Head of the Analysis and Research Department, and Rolf Noordsij,

Session 4: Longer-term forecasting
Chair: Rui Nuno Baleiras, Chair, Portuguese Parliamentary Budget Office (UTAO), Portugal
Presenter:

  • David Turner, Head of Macroeconomic Analysis Division, Economics Department, OECD

Discussant:

  • José Félix Ribeiro, Consultant to Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Portugal

 

Tuesday 5 February 2019

Session 5: Approaches to social media
Presenters:

  • Rui Peres Jorge, Director Communications Office, CMVM – Portuguese Securities Market Commission
  • Allan Campbell, Head of Financial Scrutiny Unit, Scotland, United Kingdom

Session 6: OECD Review of the Portuguese Public Finance Council
Presenters:

  • Scherie Nicol, Policy Analyst, Budgeting and Public Expenditures Division, OECD
  • Teodora Cardoso, President, Portuguese Public Finance Council, Portugal

Session 7: Breakout groups
Option A – New experiences in costing election platforms
Chair: Rui Nuno Baleiras, Chair, Portuguese Parliamentary Budget Office (UTAO), Portugal
Presenters:

  • Yves Giroux, Parliamentary Budget Officer, Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO), Canada
  • Anthony Close, Parliamentary Budget Officer, Victorian Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO), Australia

Option B – Future evolution of the EU's fiscal framework
Chair:  Miguel St. Aubyn, CFP Senior Board Member, Portugal
Presenters:

  • Mateusz Szczurek, Member, European Fiscal Board
  • George Kopits, Non-Executive Member of the CFP Senior Board, Portugal and Global Fellow at theWoodrow Wilson International Centre for Scholars, United States

Session 8: Building good relations with stakeholders across government and parliament
Presenters:

  • Maria Luís Albuquerque, MP and former Minister of State and Finance, Portugal
  • Richard Hughes, Director, Fiscal Group, HM Treasury, United Kingdom

Session 9: The use of external experts and advisory boards
Presenter:

  • Bob Sunshine, Senior Adviser, Congressional Budget Office, United States

Session 10: Report by the OECD Secretariat and proposals for future work
Presenter:

  • Edwin Lau, Head of Budgeting and Public Expenditures Division, OECD

Closing by Co-Chairs and OECD Secretariat

 

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