Schmidt Participates in Panel on Future of EU Fiscal Policy
On September 27, 2021, Vivien Schmidt, Jean Monnet Professor of European Integration and Professor of International Relations and Political Science at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, was a panelist on the Fiscal Matters Launch Event: Fiscal Policy a New Era? organized by the New Economics Foundation, the European Environmental Bureau (EEB), and Finance Watch.
Schmidt was joined on the panel by Elena Flores, Deputy Director-General of Economic and Financial Affairs at the European Commission; Nadia Calvino, Minister and Vice President of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation for the government of Spain; and Pavlina Tcherneva, Associate Professor of Economics at Bard College. Panelists discussed the future of European Union fiscal policy in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. These experts offered insights into how Europe can build lead a socially just transition from the pandemic and build a well-being economy that works for people and the planet.
A recording of the panel can be viewed below.
Vivien Schmidt is Professor of International Relations and Jean Monnet Professor of European Integration at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies and was the first Director of BU’s Center for the Study of Europe, housed at the Pardee School. Schmidt’s research focuses on European political economy, institutions, democracy, and political theory—in particular on the importance of ideas and discourse in political analysis. Read more about Professor Schmidt on her faculty profile.