Problems caused by the expansionary fiscal policy in Poland, the transparency of public finances and the scope of application of fiscal regulations – these were the main topics of the conference “Public Debt. Limits of Fiscal Expansion”, which took place on March 1 at the Warsaw School of Economics.
The target of the discussion during the conference was to answer the question how the increasing debt may:
- push the economy off the sustainable growth path,
- cause a risk of permanent reduction of private investment
- cause possibility of financing budget deficit with cash that will lead to chronically increased inflation.
The debate, moderated by Dr Stanisław Kluza – President of Quant Tank, Assistant Professor at the Warsaw School of Economics, was attended by:
- Dr Sławomir Dudek – President of the Institute of Public Finance, Assistant Professor at the Warsaw School of Economics
- Dr Maciej Bukowski – President of the WiseEuropa Institute
- Ignacy Morawski – Chief Economist of Puls Biznesu magazine
- Dr hab. Witold Orłowski, Vistula Academy, Warsaw University of Technology
- Dr hab. Andrzej Sławiński, Department of Quantitative Economics, Warsaw School of Economics
Organizers of the conference: Quant Tank Institute of Expert Debate and Analysis, Department of Quantitative Economics of the Warsaw School of Economics, Institute of Statistics and Demography of the Warsaw School of Economics.
Media patronage: ISB News
A video recording of the debate here.