Past, Present and Future of EU Economic Governance

Brussels, 10 February 2015

Against the background of the publication of the European Commission’s Economic governance review (COM (2014) 905 final) the Spring 2015 Brussels EURO-CEFG Expert Dialogue focussed on the state of affairs of economic governance in the euro area, namely the “Six Pack” and “Two Pack”, and discuss the potential need and direction for reforms.

In the interdisciplinary spirit of EURO-CEFG, the centre invites two outstanding experts in the field of economics and of law. Both experts will not only enrich the roundtable debate with their different academic perspectives on EU Economic Governance, but also with their view from inside and from outside of the euro area.

Agnès Bénassy-QuéréAgnès Bénassy-Quéré, chairperson of the French “Conseil d’analyse économique” (CAE) and Professor of Economics at Paris School of Economics, Université de Paris 1, Panthéon-Sorbonne. Before moving to academia she worked for the French Ministry of economy and finance. She is a former member of the Shadow ECB Council. Her research interests focus on the international monetary system and European macroeconomic policy. She is the co-author of the book “Économie de l’euro” and of the CAE report on the economic governance of the Euro area “Compléter l’euro”.

Damian ChalmersDamian Chalmers, Professor and Jean Monnet Chair in EU law at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and EURO-CEFG research associate. Until August 2010 he was head of the European Institute as well as of the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is the co-editor of the “European Law Review” and co-author of the leading EU law textbook “European Union law” as well as of the “Oxford Handbook of EU law”. His focus of research is on the relationship between the public and constitutional law of the EU, on the one hand, and its economic law, on the other.