Webinar: Assessing the 23/4 Council Meeting on the EU recovery plan

27  April 2020    11:30 am CEST

Economists from Germany, France, Italy and Austria discussing EU policy responses and proposals


This is an online event


The following questions will be addressed:

  • What did the council meeting achieve?
  • What are the merits of the different proposals on the table?
  • What will the recovery of the EU economy look like?
  • How concerned should we be about the political fall-out from EU policy responses?

Please register here: https://my.demio.com/ref/QxuWpouOAiPaMfb0

The discussion will be held in English.
Attendees will also have the opportunity to ask questions.


Agnès Bénassy-Quéré is a Professor at University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and Paris School of Economics. She is also a Member of the French macro-prudential authority, the Franco-German council of economic experts, and the Banque de France general board. From 2012 until 2017, she chaired the French Council of Economic Advisors. Her research interests focus on the international monetary system and European macroeconomic policy.

Peter Bofinger is Professor and Chair for Monetary Policy and International Economics at the University of Würzburg and was from 2004 to 2019 a member of the German Council of Economic Experts. He is also a member of the Council on the Euro Zone Crisis, and the European Council of Foreign Relations. His research focus is directed at monetary policy and theory, monetary and exchange rate policy, European monetary integration.

Annamaria Simonazzi is Professor of Economics at Sapienza University of Rome, Italy. She is president of the Scientific Committee of the Fondazione Giacomo Brodolini, a research institute in the fields of labour, economics, and development in Europe. She is co-director of the journal Economia & Lavoro. 

Michael Landesmann is wiiw Senior Research Associate and former Scientific Director of wiiw. He is professor of economics at Johannes Kepler University and was economic advisor of former EU Commission President Romano Prodi. His research focuses on European and international economic integration, structural change and economic growth, labour markets and migration.