Current Issues of Fiscal Policy

25 September 2015 ■ Year I ■ CERGE-EI ■ Politických vězňů 936/7, 110 00 Prague 1

The strong accent the EC puts on the efficiency of fiscal policy gives rise to a need for broader discussion among experts, from EU member countries as well as from associated and non-member states. The first year of this conference is expected to establish a tradition of a continuous exchange of opinions, not only between researches but also towards fiscal policy makers and executors. Whilst specific national aspects generate specific cases, the unified language of the EC in this area poses a challenge for the academic and decision-making spheres at national level to seek common procedures. The members of the scientific committee of the conference are leading specialists in this field and represent a guarantee of high standard in the organisation and course of the conference.

The first year of the European Fiscal Dialog will lay conditions for active participation of domestic and foreign attendees within three sections. To promote and popularise those views, a reviewed collection of contributions will be used, compiled pursuant to Thomson Reuters principles.


Bojka Hamerníková, NEWTON College, Prague                             

Agniezska Alinska, Warsaw School of Economics, Poland
Egle Butkievicene, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
John Hudson, University of Bath, Great Britain
Květa Kubátová, University of Economics in Prague
Klára Major, HETFA, Research Institute and Center for Economic and Social Analysis in Budapest, Hungary
František Ochrana, Charles University, Prague
Marta Orviská, Matej Bel University, Banská Bystrica
Katarina Ott, Institute of Public Finance, Croatia
Ladislav Říha, European Movement in the Czech Republic


Conference Program

Current Issues of Fiscal Policy
25 September 2015 ■ Year I ■ CERGE-EI ■ Politických vězňů 936/7, 110 00 Praha 1
Date: September 25, 2015
Venue: CERGE-EI, Politických vězňů 936/7, 110 00 Praha 1 - Nové Město
Duration: 8:30 – 15:15
Main partner: Česká spořitelna, a.s.

08.30 – 09.00


09.00 – 10.30

Opening of the Conference and the first plenary session
Moderated by: Lukáš Dolanský


Andrej Babiš
1. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of the Czech Republic

Issues of Public Finance in the Czech Republic and their Solutions

John Hudson
Professor in Economics, University of Bath, Great Britain

Marta Orviská
Professor in Economics, Matej Bel University in Banská Bystrica, Slovak Republic

Quantitative Easing: A Tool of Macroeconomic Policy

10.30 – 11.00


11.00 – 12.30

Moderated by: Lukáš Dolanský


Hrvoje Šimović
University of Zagreb, Croatia

Challenges of Fiscal Policy in Croatia

Pavel Štěpánek, Eva Zamrazilová
Czech Banking Association

Fiscal Sustainability of the Czech Public Finance: Some Reflections

Vladimír Špidla
Chairman, European Movement in the Czech Republic

View of European Fiscal Policy

12.30 – 13.30


13.30 – 15.00

Discussions in panels
Moderated by: Bojka Hamerníková


Milan Deskar-Škrbic
University of Zagreb, Croatia

Hrvoje Šimović
University of Zagreb, Croatia

The Size and Determinants of Fiscal Multipliers in Western Balkans: comparing Croatia, Slovenia and Serbia

Barbora Slintáková
University of Finance, Prague

Stanislav Klazar
University of Finance, Prague

Impact of the Income Tax Relief for Housing on Household Indebtedness in EU, 2004-2013

Mária Bohdalová
Comenius University in Bratislava

Dominika Holubjaková
Comenius University in Bratislava

Analysis of the Government Expenditure on Education in the EU Countries since Year 2008

Agnieszka Alinska
Warsaw School of Economics, Poland

Stability of the Public Finance Sector in Poland

Ľudomír Šlahor
Comenius University in Bratislava

Mária Barteková
Comenius University in Bratislava

Efficiency of VAT Collection in the Slovak Republic

Roman Horák

Eva Vincencová

Eva Hodinková

Financial Control and Effectiveness of Public Expenditure

Milan Lindner
NEWTON College

Financing of Residential Social Services for Seniors from Public Sources in the Perspective of the Next Decade

Bojka Hamerníková
NEWTON College

Jan Kubát
NEWTON College

Public Finances in the Czech Republic after 25 Years: Quo vadis?

15.00 – 15.15



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