Challenges for the European and Belgian Economy in the Aftermath of the Crisis

A conference hosted by the Society for Economic Dynamics and BNP Paribas Fortis (Brussels, July 6, 2011)

Programme:

16h00 – 16h10

 
Welcome remarks
Herman Daems, Chairman of the Board of Directors of BNP Paribas Fortis
 


 
16h10 – 16h40


 
Thoughts on the European Fiscal and Financial Crises
Edward Prescott, W. P. Carey Professor of Economics at Arizona State
University, 2004 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics recipient
 



 
16h40 – 17h10

 
Crises of Governments
Robert Barro, Paul M. Warburg Professor of Economics, Harvard University
 



17h10 – 17h40


 
Markets with Search Friction and the Great Recession
Dale Mortensen, Ida C. Cook Professor of Economics, Northwestern University, 2010 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics recipient
 



 
17h40 – 18h10
 
Coffee break
 

 
18h10 – 18h40


 
What Future for European Labour Markets?
Christopher Pissarides, Norman Sosnow Professor of Economics, London School of Economics, 2010 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics recipient
 



 
18h40 – 19h10


 
Economic Policy Challenges for Belgium
Gert Peersman, Professor of Economics, Ghent University and
Stijn Van Nieuwerburgh, Associate Professor of Finance, New York University
 



 
19h10
Reception