157th mBank – CASE Seminar: Is a Fiscal Policy Council needed in Poland?
mBank and CASE – Center for Social and Economic Research
cordially invite you to:
the 157th mBank – CASE Seminar
Is a Fiscal Policy Council needed in Poland?
1. Fiscal councils around the world – recommendations for Poland
Łukasz Janikowski – Economist at CASE, fiscal policy expert
2. Fiscal councils: The positive lessons from Hungary
Dr. Balázs Romhányi – Director of the Fiscal Responsibility Institute in Budapest; former Director General of the Office of the Fiscal Council of the Republic of Hungary
3. Does Poland need a Fiscal Board? A critical perspective
Dr. Mateusz Szczurek – Associate Director, Lead Regional Economist, EBRD; Member of the European Fiscal Board; former Minister of Finance of the Republic of Poland
The seminar will take place on June 28, 2018 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm
at mBank S.A. head office, Senatorska 18, room 5.3, 5th floor, Warsaw
About the seminar:
Unsustainability and procyclicality of fiscal policy are problems that many developed countries face. The public debt crisis revealed that fiscal rules are a useful but insufficient instrument for mitigating them. A large and growing group of economists are calling for the creation of ‘fiscal policy councils’ – independent collegial bodies made up of experts whose role is to act as independent reviewers of government policy and advise the government and parliament on fiscal policy. Such councils currently exist in at least 40 countries. Poland is the only EU country that does not have a fiscal policy council. The aim of the seminar is to address the issue of whether a fiscal policy council is needed in Poland and what kind of additional contribution such a council might make to the public debate on fiscal policy.
Languages of the seminar: Polish (simultaneous translation to English will be provided).