Academic Lessons 2010

Academic Lessons in Economic Policy (12. 5. 2010)

On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of estabilishing politically independent economics education at Charles University, our Institute of Economic Studies organized a conference titled Academic lessons in economic policy. The conference is a starting event in a series of special events devoted to the anniversary. The speakers were distinguished economists and practitioners who are also regular lecturers at Charles University. More than 100 experts from academia, the government, the Czech National Bank and professional associations took part.

Date:  Wednesday 12, May 2010

Program:

12:50 – 13:00    Opening

13:00 – 14:20    Session 1: Barriers to economic growth (Chairman: Prof. Michal Mejstřík)

                                                  Michal Mejstřík: Competitiveness and public sector efficiency
                                                  Zdeněk Tůma:  Price stability or financial stability?
                                                  Vladimír Dlouhý:  Outlook of CR in the context of the world economy 
                                                  Daniel Münich:   The reform of research, development and innovation policy
                                                  Jiří Havel: Education and school policy

14:20 – 14:40    Coffee break

14:40 – 16:00    Session 2: Lessons from the financial crisis (Chairman: Doc. Pavel Mertlík)      
                     
                                                 Doc. Pavel Mertlík: Institutional failures of the financial sector 
                                                 Mgr. Michal Skořepa, PhD: Instructing consumers on the financial market
                                                 PhDr. Tomáš Sedláček: Confidence in the financial markets
                                                 Prof. Oldřich Dědek: Europe's common currency   

16:00 – 16:15   Discussion

16:15                  Closing

Media: The conference was broadcasted online on z1tv.cz and covered in I-Forum and other media.

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