EEAG Report on the European Economy 2012

02.03.2012

Organised by: EEAG, KOF Swiss Economic Institute, ETH Zurich and Swiss Re Centre for Global Dialogue, Rüschlikon

Welcome

The report of the European Economic Advisory Group (EEAG) will be presented in Switzerland at the Swiss Re Centre for Global Dialogue on 2 March 2012 strating 15.30. The presentation will be chaired by Jean-Pierre Roth, former President of the Swiss National Bank and a member of Swiss Re's Board of Directors. Please refer to the agenda for the detailed programme. Participation is free of charge upon confirmed registration only.

The EEAG was founded in 2001. Supported by Ifo's research staff, it provides an annual report on the European economy including a growth forecast as well as other topical European themes.

The Group consists of seven internationally known economists from seven European countries, chaired by Jan-Egbert Sturm (KOF Swiss Economic Institute, ETH Zurich). It includes Giancarlo Corsetti (University of Cambridge), Michael P. Devereux (University of Oxford), John Hassler (Stockholm University), Gilles Saint-Paul (University of Toulouse), Hans-Werner Sinn (Ifo Institute for Economic Research and University of Munich) and Xavier Vives (IESE Business School).

Agenda

15.30

Registration & welcome coffee

16.00

Welcome
Stephan Schreckenberg, Head Risk Research Relations, Swiss Re Centre for Global Dialogue

16.05

Introduction
Jean-Pierre Roth, BCGE Chairman of the Board; former Chairman of the Governing Board of the Swiss National Bank

16.15

Macroeconomic outlook and implications for the Swiss economy

  • Significant slowdown of economic growth in 2012
  • Deterioration in financing conditions for banks and companies and deferral in consumption and investment
  • Switzerland will suffer from the European slowdown

Prof. Jan-Egbert Sturm, ETH Zurich, KOF Swiss Economic Institute

16.35

The Euro crisis: A leap into the future

  • A unified and groundbreaking economic strategy
  • A class of highly substitutable, high quality assets to keep the payment system running

Prof. Giancarlo Corsetti, Professor of Macroeconomics at Cambridge University

17.00

Moderated discussion and open Q&A
Chair: Jean-Pierre Roth
Panellists: Prof. Jan-Egbert Sturm, Prof. Giancarlo Corsetti

17.30

Apero

Speakers