Conference: Structural Challenges of the Slovenian Economy

Slovenia, Ljubljana, Hotel Slon, 19 June 2013

The key structural challenges in improving the economic situation in Slovenia and facilitating further developmental changes are fiscal policy with emphasis on public finance consolidation, labour market policies and tax administration.

In cooperation with the Center of Excellence in Finance (CEF), the Institute of Macroeconomic Analysis and Development held a one-day international conference that provided participants with an opportunity to exchange thoughts and ideas on these issues. The conference took place on Wednesday, 19 June 2013, in Ljubljana (Hotel Slon).

It was divided into two sessions:

(i) Structural Reform Priorities in Times of Economic Crisis, focusing on fiscal policy challenges in the process of fiscal consolidation, financial market conditions and the labour market with emphasis on analysis of the adopted reform.  

Gerd Schwartz, Deputy Director of the Fiscal Affairs Department, International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Maja Bednaš, Institute of Macroeconomic Analysis and Development RS (IMAD)

Marjan Hafner, Institute of Macroeconomic Analysis and Development RS (IMAD)

Igor Masten, Faculty of Economic

Alenka Kajzer, Institute of Macroeconomic Analysis and Development RS (IMAD)

Damjan Kozamernik, director, Analysis and Research, Bank of Slovenia

(ii) Tax administration reforms towards better organisation and adjustment to current changes.

Norman Gillanders, Tax Administration Reform Advisor for South East Europe, International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Frank Van-Driessche, Directorate-General for Taxation and Customs Union, European Commission (EC)

Niamh Hardiman, UCD Research, University College Dublin


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