Budgeting and public expenditures

8th Annual Meeting of OECD Parliamentary Budget Officials and Independent Fiscal Institutions OECD Conference Centre, Paris, 11-12 April 2016

 

8th ANNUAL MEETING OF OECD PARLIAMENTARY BUDGET OFFICIALS AND INDEPENDENT FISCAL INSTITUTIONS

OECD Conference Centre, Paris, 11-12 April 2016

President: Mr. François Monier, High Council of Public Finance, France

 

AGENDA - GOV/PGC/SBO/A(2016)3
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Monday, 11 April 2016

Opening by the Meeting Chair and Delegates’ Introductions

Welcome Address 

  • Dider Migaud, First President, Cour des comptes, and Secretary General, High Council of Public Finance, France

SESSION 1 – Global financial-macroeconomic risk and the role of IFIs
Chair: François Monier, Secretary General, High Council of Public Finance, France
Presenter:

  • William White, Chairman, Economic Development and Review Committee, OECD

SESSION 2 – New institutions
Chair: Tateki Sakiyama, Researcher, Research Office of the Standing Committee on Budget, National Diet of Japan
Presenters:

  • Arūnas Dulkys, Auditor General, National Audit Office, Lithuania
  • Mohamed Jahed, Director, Parliamentary Budget Office, South Africa
  • Panagiotis Liargovas, Coordinator, Parliamentary Budget Office, Greece
  • Jon Magnusson, Secretary to the Budget Committee, Parliament of Iceland


SESSION 3 – The OECD Review of Budget Oversight by Parliament: Ireland
Chair: Chiara Goretti, Council Member, Parliamentary Budget Office, Italy
Presenters:

  • Ronnie Downes, Deputy Head of Division, Budgeting & Public Expenditures, OECD
  • Tom Malone, Principal Officer, Committee Procedure and Statutory Affairs, House of the Oireachtas, Ireland
  • Larry Honeysett, Head of Financial Scrutiny, House of Commons Scrutiny Unit, United Kingdom
  • Eduard Groen, Head of Financial, Economic and Social Affairs Department, House of Representatives of the Dutch States General, Netherlands
  • Sebastian Barnes, Economic Counsellor to the Chief Economist, OECD

SESSION 4 – Evaluation and peer review at IFIs

Chair: Bob Sunshine, Deputy Director, Congressional Budget Office, United States

Presenters:

  • Laura van Geest, Director General for Budget, CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis
  • Kwangmook Kim, Chief for Budget Analysis, National Assembly Budget Office, Korea
  • John Smidt, Director, Danish Economic Council
  • Trevor Shaw, Budgeting & Public Expenditures, OECD

SESSION 5 – Communicating quality

Chair: Robert Chote, Chairman, Office for Budget Responsibility, United Kingdom
Presenters:

  • Chris Giles, Economics Editor, Financial Times
  • Phil Bowen, Parliamentary Budget Office, Australia

 


Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Welcome Address

  • Mme Michèle André, President, Senate Finance Commission, France

SESSION 6 –

Layer cake or marble? The evolving cooperation of national, sub- and supra national IFIs 
Chair: Eckhard Janeba, Chairman, Independent Advisory Council to the Stability Council, Germany
Presenters:

  • José Luis Escriva, President, Autoridad Independiente de Responsabilidad Fiscal (AIREF), Spain
  • Susan Rice, Chair, Scottish Fiscal Commission
  • Robert Chote, Chairman, Office for Budget Responsibility, United Kingdom
  • Stephen LeClair, Financial Accountability Officer, Ontario, Canada

SESSION 7 – Medium-term expenditure frameworks

Chair: Heidi Silvennoinen, Executive Director for Fiscal Policy Evaluation, National Audit Office of Finland
Presenters:

  • François Monier, Secretary General, High Council of Public Finance, France
  • Jon BlOndal, Head of Division, Budgeting & Public Expenditures, OECD
  • Michal Horvath, Lecturer in Economics, University of York

SESSION 8 – Corporate Income Tax Analysis: Taming an Impala

Chair: Carlos Marinheiro, Member of the Board, Portuguese Public Finance Council
Presenters:

  • Mostafa Askari, Assistant Parliamentary Budget Officer, Canada
  • François Ecalle, Council Member, High Council of Public Finance, France
  • Sebastian Barnes, Council Member, Irish Fiscal Advisory Council and Economic Counsellor to the Chief Economist of the OECD

SESSION 9 – Fiscal transparency in 2016: relevance, roles and opportunities from an IFI perspectiveChair: Ludovit Odor, Council Member, Council for Budget Responsibility, Slovak Republic

Presenters:

  • Bob Sunshine, Deputy Director, Congressional Budget Office, United States
  • Ludovit Odor, Council Member, Council for Budget Responsibility, Slovak Republic

SESSION 10 -- Reports from “Sister” networks, report by the OECD Secretariat, and proposals for future work
Chair: Ludovit Odor, Council Member, Council for Budget Responsibility, Slovak
Presenters:

  • José Luis Escriva, President, Autoridad Independiente de Responsabilidad Fiscal (AIREF), Spain
  • Jon Blöndal, Head of Division, Budgeting & Public Expenditures, OECD
  • Larry Honeysett, Inter-Parliamentary Financial Information Network (IPFIN)

Closing by Chair and OECD Secretariat

 

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