The first edition of our New Economy Short Cuts, which took place on Friday, 19 June at 2 p.m., focused on a macroeconomic assessment of the German fiscal stimulus package and the controversial effect of the VAT reduction. What are the odds that the “Wumms” package will avert a more severe recession? And how effective will it be from a climate perspective? The input was given by Sebastian Dullien from the Macroeconomic Policy Institute (IMK). The evaluation is based on a matrix developed by Forum New Economy in cooperation with the IMK.
In the New Economy Short Cuts, we want to provide succinct presentations and the opportunity for discussion of new and innovative research or books and assessments of topical issues.