Center of Applied Economics Studies of the Atlantic

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LSE_Asia Research Center; University of the Azores;
UN ECLA
Conference on: The Economic Crisis and Multilevel Finance

July 5-6, 2012, University of the Azores
São Miguel Island, Azores, Portugal
Venue: Amphitheatre C


Thursday, July 5, 2012

10h00– 10H30 | Opening Session:

10H30 – 12H30| Plenary Session I


The economic crisis and Portugal—how does the Azores fare within the EU? - Fortuna (University of Azores)
What do we learn from recent developments in method on Fiscal Federalism? - Ahmad (LSE) and Brosio (University of Turin)

12H30 – 14H30 | Lunch

14H30 – 17H30| Plenary Session II

A reconsideration of transfer systems - Shah (formerly World Bank) Ensuring effective service delivery—financing and incentives
Design and Financing of Social Policies in Multilevel Countries—Ahmad (LSE and Bonn)

Friday, July 6, 2012


10H00 – 12H30| Plenary Session

Preventing and Resolving Fiscal Crises at the Subnational Level - Ter-Minassian (IDB, former Director IMF)
Governance and Institutions - Ahmad (LSE and Bonn)


12H30 – 14H00 | Lunch

14H00 -16H30

Executive Federalism - Shah (formerly World Bank)
Supra national influences in federal fiscal relations—a political economy approach – Mourmouras (IMF)



16H30 – 19H30|| Panel discussion on The Crisis and EU: Portugal/Azores

Further reflections on the Azores-- Fortuna
Perspectives from the Portuguese Fiscal Commission—Baleiras
• Comments—Ter-Minassian
General Discussion
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