Patrick ARTUS (Cercle des économistes), Thomas MANZ (FES Paris)
Productivity and competitiveness in the euro area: A view from France
Gilbert CETTE (Banque de France), France
Cross-country assessments of the French and German economy models
There is a symmetrical debate in both countries: in France about the restrictive fiscal policy of Germany, leading to huge external surplus. In Germany about the insufficient compliance with fiscal rules and the lack of structural reforms in France. What are the real strengths and weaknesses of the two economies?
Vision of Germany by French economists
Input Patrick ARTUS (Natixis), France
Vision of France by German economists
Input Ansgar BELKE (Duisburg-Essen University), Germany
Chair Ludovic SUBRAN, Allianz
Coordination of policies and launching of joint project
There are two important questions: Firstly, the capacity to coordinate more fiscal or social policies in the euro area; secondly, the implementation of industrial policies in domains that are of strategic importance for the future.
Is there a reasonable possibility of improving policy coordination and launching new industrial projects?
Input Matthias FEKL (KGA Avocats), France
Chair Daniel GROS, CEPS Bruxelles