Presentation of the IMF European Department’s Fall 2015 Regional Economic Issues Report on Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe (CESEE)

19.11.2015, 14:00, Professors Hall

“CESEE Outlook: Reconciling Fiscal Consolidation and Growth”

The upcoming IMF’s Regional Economic Issues (REI) report covers recent developments, forecasts, and risks to the outlook for Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe (CESEE). The focus of the analytical chapter is on how to reconcile fiscal consolidation and long-term growth in CESEE: How growth-friendly are budgets in CESEE compared to peers? How did the recession in the wake of the global financial crisis affect CESEE budgets, and what policies did countries enact in response? Did these policies move budgets in a more or less growth friendly direction? What are the remaining fiscal consolidation objectives facing CESEE countries and what are the more growth-friendly ways to achieve them?

Participants

Anna Ilyina

Chief, Emerging Economies Division, European Department, International Monetary Fund

Ernesto Crivelli

Economist, Emerging Economies Division, European Department, International Monetary Fund

Panelists

Milojko Arsic, Associate professor, Faculty of Economics, University of Belgrade

Sasa Randjelovic, Assistant professor, Vice dean, Faculty of Economics, University of Belgrade

Miroljub Labus, Professor of Economics, Faculty of Law, University of Belgrade 

Moderator

Daehaeng Kim, Resident Representative to Serbia, International Monetary Fund

Date

Thursday, November 19th, 2pm

Venue

Faculty of Economics, Professors Hall, Kamenicka 6

Information

To RSVP or for further information, please contact Zvezdana Marjanovic at +38163466037 or zmarjanovic@imf.org