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The European financial crisis has helped force many of the Euro Area’s most troubled economies to adopt contractionary fiscal policies even as they experience deep recessions and high unemployment. Join Bart van Ark, Jean-Claude Manini, and Guntram Wolff, Deputy Director of Bruegel, as they analyze the timing and nature of austerity measures being implemented across Europe and what effect these measures will have on the continent’s economic performance.
Bart van Ark
Bart van Ark is executive vice president, chief economist, and chief strategy officer of The Conference Board. He leads a team of almost two dozen economists in New York, Brussels, and Beijing who produce a range of widely watched economic indicators and growth forecasts and in-depth global econo...Full Bio
Jean-Claude Manini, The Conference Board’s former Senior Economist in Europe, is now working at a Swiss financial services firm. During his time with The Conference Board he helped analyze macroeconomic and financial conditions in Europe. He also worked with our Business Cycle Indicators te...Full Bio
Guntram Wolff is the Deputy Director of Bruegel. His research focuses on the euro area economy and governance, on fiscal policy, global finance and Germany.
He has joined Bruegel from the European Commission, where he worked on the macroeconomics of the euro area and the reform of euro ar...Full Bio