INFER Workshops

Sustainable Public Finances in a Turbulent Global Economy

From: 2009-09-29 to: 2009-09-30
Place: Klagenfurt, Austria

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Conference objectives and topics
This INFER conference provides an opportunity for all those interested in securing sustainable public finances also in times of global financial and economic crises to exchange ideas, to create links in research and to meet fellows in related subjects. It is an excellent opportunity to bring together researchers and practitioners alike who are interested in theoretical aspects as well as in practical issues. Researchers, especially young researchers, are invited to submit theoretical and applied papers.
A selection of papers presented at the conference will be published in a special issue of the International Journal of Public Policy and/or in a refereed INFER volume in due course after the conference. For details of possible publication outlets see
This workshop is organised in conjunction with the “Public Economics” working group. For more information on this working group please visit
Topics to be discussed during the conference might include (but are not limited to):
• Notions and criteria of sustainability
• Budgetary effects of fiscal disturbances
• Design of fiscal policies
• Differential effects of different types of tax and expenditure changes
• Fiscal-monetary policy mix
• Policy coordination
• Political economy of fiscal policies
• Keynesian vs. non-Keynesian effects of fiscal policy
• Methodological challenges
• Deficit brakes
• Rules and Institutions for securing the Stability and Growth Pact

Keynote Speakers:

The conference is open to anybody involved in economic issues related with the topic, including both young and experienced researchers, Ph.D. students, post-doctoral researchers, and professionals from business, government and non-governmental institutions. As the conference intends to strengthen the exchange between practical experiences and research outcomes, participation is welcome also without paper contribution.

Registration Fee
The registration fee for presenting and non-presenting participants will be:
• INFER private members: 60 EUR,
• institutional INFER members: 60 EUR,
• non-members: 120 EUR.
Please note: the annual membership fee for private INFER members is 25 EUR (institutional INFER members 200 EUR). If you are not already a member, you are invited to become one and take advantage of the lower conference fee. You can do this by submitting a membership form and your conference registration form at the same time via the INFER homepage.
Participants who register later than
September 1, 2009
are subject to a late registration fee:
• INFER private members: 90 EUR,
• institutional INFER members: 90 EUR,
• non-members: 180 EUR.

All conference participants have to register for the conference. Please note that paper submission is not regarded as a registration.
If you want to register for this INFER conference, please follow the instructions on the INFER webpage.
Once INFER has received your registration and the fee, you will get a confirmation by e-mail.

Location and Accommodation
The conference will be held at Klagenfurt University, Klagenfurt, Austria. For more information about the University, please visit Klagenfurt is the capital city of Carinthia, which offers a wide variety of cultural events and leisure opportunities. For more information about Klagenfurt, please have a look at
Participants are responsible for their travel and accommodation arrangements. The registration fee does not cover accommodation.

Klagenfurt can be reached via car, train and plane. Klagenfurt has its own airport, which is convenient for low cost flights as well as “normal” flights. Please see for further details. If you are travelling by train, connections can be booked on

Accommodation is available in "Pension Wachau", which can be booked online at Pension Wachau offers a B&B for €49.- per night for a single bed room (instead of €51) and €42.- per person per night for a double bed room (instead of €44.-). When making the reservation it is important to mention "Unitarif" in order to receive the discount. 

Accomodation is also available in Lindner Seepark Hotel – Congress & Spa ( A single bed B&B costs €89.- per night and a double bed costs €125 per person per night. Bookings can be made online using the webpage given above. 

We are also co-operating with This company/webpage offers a 10% cash back for Hotel Bookings done with their webpage for workshop participants. You can find further information on You find the instructions of how to use this service on this webpage as well. This service is free and INFER does not receive anything from. It is a service by When making the reservation you have to mention that you are attending an INFER workshop. will then verify this with us and as soon as that is done you receive a cashback.

Further Information
Updated information concerning registration details and local information will be provided in due course on the INFER homepage. The preliminary conference program will be available from the INFER homepage by end of July 2009.
Questions may be directed to the conference organizer:
Reinhard Neck, Department of Economics, Klagenfurt University:
Christian Richter, School of Economics, Kingston University:


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