4th BPFS, 2022

Budapest PUBLIC FINANCE Seminar 2022

"Covid-impact on Public Finances"

Thursday 19 May 2022 (9h-17h Central European Time)

Online conference in cooperation with

Hungarian Treasury, University of Public Finance and Hungarian Assiociation of Economics, Section of Public Finance

REGISTRATION LINK: https://ludevent.uni-nke.hu/event/1930/

Teams link will be sent after registration



 09.30 – 09.45        WELCOME & OPENING REMARKS

                              Gergely Deli
                              Rector, National University of Public Services

                              Csaba BUGÁR
 President, Hungarian State Treasury 

Session I.         

09.45 – 12.25        Chair: Gábor Kutasi (UPS)
9.45 – 10.15         Keynote speech: László Balogh, deputy state secretary Hungarian Ministry of Finance

Conceptual rethinking of public finances after a pandemic


10.15 – 10.35       Cleopatra Charles (Rutgers University, Newark, NJ, USA):

Fiscal Policy Response to Covid-19 in the USA.

10.35– 11.00        Questions and answers

11.00– 11.20        Break


11.20 – 11.40      Johann Seiwald (Parliamentary Budget Office, Austrian Federal Parliament, Austria), Tobias Polzer (WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria)  

Reflections on the Austrian COVID-19 budgetary emergency measures and their potential to reconfigure the public financial management system

11.40 – 12.00   Camelia Turcu (Laboratoire d’Economie d’Orléans)

Pandemic as a fiscal challenge of Central European economies


12.00 – 12.20 Questions and answers


12.20 – 13.10h        Break


Session II.                  

13.10 – 16h        Chair: Gábor Kutasi (UPS)

13.10 – 13.30     Györgyi Nyikos (UPS, Hungary), Andrea Gallasz, (UPS, Treasury)   

Green budgeting in Hungary

13.30 – 13.50    Lejla Lazović-Pita (University of Sarajevo)

Fiscal Policy Response During COVID-19 Crisis in Bosnia and Herzegovina: Constraints and Potentials

13.50 – 14.10        Hrvoje Šimović (University of Zagreb)

Fiscal response to the Covid-19 shock in Croatia

14.30 – 14.45 Questions and answers

14.45 – 15.00        Break

15.00 – 15.20      Gábor Kiss P. (National Bank of Hungary)

Covid-impact on Public Finances – Composition Matters; the Case of Hungary

15.20 – 15.40        Ádám Marton (UPS, Hungary)

Challenges to Increased Government Debt Rates after Covid-19

15.40 – 16.00          Konrad Sobański (Poznań University of Economics and Business)


16h-16.20 Questions and answers


Past BPFS conferences website: https://conference.tcs.allamkincstar.gov.hu/en/budapest-public-finance-seminar/past-events.html