The Evolving Role of Fiscal Policy
April 17, 2013
The fourth IMF Fiscal Forum, organized by the Fiscal Affairs Department, will take place on April 17, 2013 at IMF Headquarters in Washington D.C. The forum will focus on "The Evolving Role of Fiscal Policy," with sessions on key challenges for fiscal policy management and the role of fiscal policy in promoting equitable and inclusive growth. A roundtable discussion will focus on priorities for fiscal policy going forward.
Senior government officials from major advanced, emerging and developing economies around the world will participate, with the Forum providing an opportunity to share country experiences and views just prior to the IMF-World Bank Spring Meetings.
IMF First Deputy Managing Director David Lipton will open the Forum and Robert Barro, Professor of Economics at Harvard University will deliver the keynote speech during the luncheon. The Forum will start with short presentations by Jorg Decressin, Carlo Cottarelli, and José Viñals (all from the IMF) on Fiscal Trends and the Global Economic Outlook.
The morning session on New Challenges for Fiscal Policy Management will feature a presentation by Laura D’Andrea Tyson and J. Bradford DeLong, both Professors of Economics, University of California, Berkeley and 4 discussants representing a diverse group of Advanced and Emerging Economies who will share their country experiences. The afternoon session on Fiscal Policy, Inequality, and Inclusive Growth will feature a presentation by Francois Bourguignon, Director, Paris School of Economics and 4 discussants who will again share their country experiences.
Participation in the first two sessions will be by invitation only. The Forum will conclude with a roundtable moderated by CNBC anchor, Maria Bartiromo, and will be open to the public. The panelists are Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, IMF; Sharan Burrow, General Secretary, International Trade Union Confederation; Agustin Carstens, Governor, Bank of Mexico; Laura D’Andrea Tyson, Professor of Economics, University of California, Berkeley; and Axel A. Weber, Chairman, UBS.