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FISCAL CONFERENCE : Public Financial Management in Times of Crisis : fiscal realities and management challenges in Greece and the EU

Public Financial Management in Times of Crisis : fiscal realities and management challenges in Greece and the EU. London, London School of Economics and Political Science, 22 octobre 2010

 

Le 22/10/2010

Public Financial Management in Times of Crisis : fiscal realities and management challenges in Greece and the EU

Lieu : London School of Economics and Political Science, Londres
Date : 22 octobre 2010
Colloque organisé par :

The Hellenic Observatory, European Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science

FONDAFIP

Avec le soutien de : National Bank of Greece

 

Programme :

09:00 - 09:30 Registration

09:30 - 09:45 Welcome Address

Prof. Kevin Featherstone, Eleftherios Venizelos Professor, Director of the Hellenic Observatory, LSE, UK
Prof. Michel Bouvier, Professor at the University of Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, President of FONDAFIP, France

09:45 - 10:45 Plenary Session I - Part 1: Public Financial Management: Enhancing Fiscal Sustainability

This session will address the importance of strengthening the fiscal accounts over the medium and long term. Why do we still observe unsustainable fiscal performances in a number of countries? How can an institutional reform enhance fiscal sustainability and which tools and techniques are used by governments to support the adjustment in times of fiscal constraint ?

Chair Prof. Nicos Christodoulakis, Athens University of Economics and Business, Former Minister of Economy and Finance, Greece
Speakers 

Mr. Ilias Pentazos, Secretary General for Fiscal Policy, Ministry of Finance, Greece
Prof. Vassilis Rapanos, University of Athens, Chairman of the Board, National Bank of Greece

10:45 - 11:00 Coffee Break

 
11:00 - 12:30 Plenary Session I - Part 2 : Public Financial Management: Enhancing Fiscal Sustainability
Chair Prof. Nicos Christodoulakis, Athens University of Economics and Business, Former Minister of Economy and Finance, Greece
Discussants 

Mr. Philippe Josse, Director of the Budget, Ministry of Budget, Public Accounts and State Reform, France
Mr. Carsten Zinkan, Fiscal Policy Division, Federal Ministry of Finance, Germany
Prof. Eduardo Paz Ferreira, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Mr. Ian Hawkesworth, Policy Analyst, Budgeting and Public Expenditures Division, OECD
Prof. Stanisław Owsiak, Cracow University of Economics, Poland
Dr. Efi Vraniali, Program Officer, Fondafip, Researcher on Public Finance, Greece

12:30 - 14:00 Lunch Break

 
14:00 - 15:30 Plenary Session II : Fiscal Consolidation Strategies in a Post-Crisis Environment: Public Revenue and Debt Management Policy Changes

Given the urgent need for a large fiscal adjustment after the crisis, it seems necessary to enhance governmental capacity in the mobilization and management of financial resources.
What kind of toolkits for revenue mobilization can be developed over the short term and how can policies and methods of public debt management be optimized in the medium and long term horizon to foster economic growth ?

Chair Prof. Michel Bouvier, Professor at the University of Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, President of FONDAFIP, France
Speakers

Prof. Nicos Christodoulakis, Professor at the Athens University of Economics and Business, Former Minister of Economy and Finance, Greece 
Dr Vassilis Manessiotis, Advisor to the Governor of the Bank of Greece, Former Head of the Central Bank's Fiscal Affairs Division, Greece

Discussants

Mr. Philippe Auberger, Member of the General Council, Bank of France, Former Rapporteur General of the Budget at the National Assembly, France
Prof. Marie-Christine Esclassan, Professor at the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, France
Ms Beata Furmanek, Program Officer, Fondafip, Researcher on Public Finance, Poland

15:30 - 16:00 Coffee Break

 
16:00 - 17:15 P lenary Session III : The Role of Audit and Accountability Systems in Improving Fiscal Performance

This session will cover the role of government audit during the budget process. How can effective independent auditing of government finances improve fiscal governance and enhance the credibility of public finances? What are the limits of institutional design and constitutional engineering for ameliorating the performance of government audit ?

Chair Prof. Kevin Featherstone, Eleftherios Venizelos Professor, Director of the Hellenic Observatory, LSE, UK 
Speaker

Dr. Ioannis Sarmas, Member of the European Court of Auditors, Luxembourg

Discussants

Dr. Joachim Wehner, Lecturer, London School of Economics, UK
Mr. Jean-François Bernicot, Supreme State Auditor at the Court of Auditors, Former Member of the European Court of Auditors, France
Member of the National Audit Office, UK (name tbc)

17:15 - 18:30 Reception

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