Rising Prices, Exploding Costs: What to Do About High Inflation?

About the Conference

High inflation rates and the resulting high financial burdens for private households and companies currently dominate the economic policy discussion in Germany and many other countries.

In many places, economists and decision-makers are struggling to draw the correct conclusions and figure out right measures to tame the high inflation and relieve the burden on particularly affected population groups and companies. In this context, heated discussion has arisen about the possibilities and limits of central banks’ monetary policies, the wage policy of the collective bargaining parties as well as the economic, financial and social policies of various governments. Some countermeasures have already been taken against the high inflation rates, for example in the form of interest rate hikes by central banks or relief and support packages by governments. Further steps and measures are sure to come in the months ahead.

Against this backdrop, we want to use this evening event with prominent experts from Germany and abroad to explore the question of what the causes of high inflation indeed are, what measures are best suited to combat it, how the relief and support packages in Germany so far may be assessed, what further measures should still be adopted and what consequences are for the further development of public finances in particular.


Discussion

Keynote

Contact

Organization and contact

Markus Schreyer
Economic and Financial Policy Officer
Analysis, Planning and Consulting Department
– Area Consulting

Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung
Hiroshimastraße 17
10785 Berlin
Tel.: 030/26935-8312
 markus.schreyer(at)fes.de

 


Speakers

Maike Rademaker

Maike Rademaker

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Prof. Dr. Adam Tooze

Prof. Dr. Adam Tooze

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Armand Zorn

Armand Zorn

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Andrä Gärber

Andrä Gärber

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Katharina Utermöhl

Katharina Utermöhl

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Opening and Greeting

Andrä Gärber, Head of Analysis, Planning and Consulting Department, FES

 

Keynote Speech

Prof. Dr Adam Tooze, Professor of Economic History and Director of the European Institute at Columbia University in New York, winner of the Hans Matthöfer Award for Economic Journalism 2019.

Panel Discussion

Prof. Dr Adam Tooze, Professor of Economic History and Director of the European Institute at Columbia University in New York, winner of the Hans Matthöfer Award for Economic Journalism 2019.

Armand Zorn, Member of the Bundestag, Member of the Finance Committee, Deputy Spokesperson of the Finance Working Group of the SPD Parliamentary Group 

Katharina Utermöhl, Senior European Economist in the Economics Department of Allianz SE

 

Moderation: Maike Rademaker, Freelance Journalist

Discussion with all participants

End of the event / Reception with snacks

Rising Prices, Exploding Costs: What to Do About High Inflation?
is an evening event within the context of the FES focus project "Who Pays the Bill? For a Just Future!"

The event will take place on
8 September 2022 from 17:30 to 19:30 at the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung,
Hiroshimastraße 28, Conference Room 2, 10785 Berlin and online via Livestream.