The IMF book Jobs and Growth: Supporting the European Recovery will be launched at a high-level event in Brussels, Belgium on January 28.
IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde will introduce the session, followed by comments from Wolfgang Schäuble, Finance Minister of Germany, and Luis de Guindos, Minister of Economy and Competitiveness of Spain. The event will be chaired by Fabian Zuleeg, Chief Executive of the European Policy Centre.
While there are encouraging signs that the worst of the crisis may finally be over, the European recovery is still fragile and unemployment remains high in many countries. The book will identify key measures to boosting growth and jobs over the medium-term. It will also propose a roadmap for policymakers on how to tackle these challenges.
The book addresses some of the key questions facing policymakers, including:
- What are the main elements of a strategy for growth in the current environment?
- How do we protect growth from the impact of deleveraging?
- What are the lessons from past labor market reforms, and how harmful is duality?
- What are possible growth strategies for small open economies?
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