The EUROFRAME network was founded at the end of 1998 as an initiative of the nine independent research institutes towards more integrated forecasting and macroeconomic policy analysis in the European Union. The Institutes are leading European Research Institutes with significant experience in business cycle analysis, macro-economic forecasting and economic policy analysis. They have a variety of approaches to forecasting and analysing policy, and the combination of diverse methods strengthens the joint results.
In 2004 the EUROFRAME group of Research Institutes launched its annual June Conference Series on Economic Policy Issues in the European Union. The aim is to discuss topical economic policy issues for the European Union bringing together academics, economists from independent research institutes, national government administration, European and international institutions.
The 15th EUROFRAME Conference was organized by Prometeia Associazione held in Milan, 8 June 2018.
Some of the most important Central Banks are on the way to get out of unconventional monetary policies. At the same time, after the Great Recession, different social groups and political parties are trying to reshape public finance and welfare Systems.
Against this backdrop, the Conference was focused on two main challenges for economic policies: