[Blueboard] Talks on: Updates on the Public Debt Crisis in the EU Economies and Brexit and the Challenges of UK and EU

Kai Lopez cslopez at ateneo.edu
Mon Jan 30 09:58:19 PHT 2017


*The European Studies Program invite you to the following lectures to be
given by:*


*Alin Opreana, Ph.D*

*Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Romania*

*Updates on the Public Debt Crisis in the EU Economies *
*February 3, 2017 - 5:00 - 6:30 pm, SS Conference Rooms 1-2*

This presentation aims to approach highly important and current aspects
regarding the public debt crisis in the European Union’s economies. The
current economic situation determined by the effects of the crisis is
causing the governments of the countries worldwide to streamline their
processes in terms of collecting revenue from the state budget and then
redistributing them on the principle of performance and economic
efficiency. Under these conditions, this presentation is based on a set of
previous research and studies conducted at the EU level. In these analyses
and studies, the following aspects were examined: (1) European Union’s
competitiveness in terms of country risk and fiscal discipline, (2) Fiscal
Policy's influence on economic growth in EU, and (3) Fiscal policy under
current challenges and constrains at EU level. Based on these empirical
analyses, a series of complex relationships are highlighted within the
European community, more precisely in the context of markets with
turbulences and search frictions that currently exist in the European Union.


*Brexit and the Challenges of UK and EU *
*February 10, 2017 **- 5:00 - 6:30 pm, SS Conference Rooms 1-2*

Brexit, or United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union, will be
regarded as one of the most important geopolitical events in Europe’s
modern history. On 23 June 2016, 52% of the UK's voting population chose
isolationism and protectionism over globalization, free trade and free
movement of people. The outcome of the UK’s referendum on membership of the
European Union will shape the future of the country’s relationship with its
largest trade partner – the EU, and may also temper its dominance position
in the financial services industry. The consequences of Brexit for United
Kingdom will depend on the conditions of the departure from EU, more
specifically if it will be a ‘hard’ or a ‘soft’ exit, or variations of
these two opposing scenarios. The long-term economic impact of Brexit will
rely on the new dynamics that will be included in the new EU–UK
relationship, based on trade, regulation, and competition. This choice to
leave also represents a warning signal for the EU to reform, and deal with
the uncertainty that will impact the short term growth of the European
Union. Another key risk for the EU is the ‘contagion effect’ that may have
been triggered by UK’s departure.


*ABOUT THE LECTURER:*

Alin Opreana, PhD, is a lecturer at Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, with
teaching and research fields in Microeconomics and Macroeconomics. His
contributions to economics knowledge include more than 27 journal articles
and other papers presented at international conferences in Singapore,
Singapore; San Jose, Costa Rica; Las Vegas, USA; Cape Town, South Africa.
His research topics have included economic equilibrium, monetary and fiscal
policies, economic growth in the European Union, and sovereign debt. He
received his PhD based on his thesis titled ‘The General Equilibrium
Theory: A Differentiated Approach in Terms of Existing Models and Future
Evolution’ which aimed at finding new frameworks for equilibrium in markets
with turbulence and search frictions.--






Caissa C. Lopez
Office Staff
European Studies Program
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