Events at the Ministry

5th Berlin‐Val­len­dar Con­fer­ence on Tax Re­search at the Ger­man Fi­nance Min­istry

On 24 and 25 July 2019, researchers and government officials came together at the German Finance Ministry to discuss issues relating to national and international tax policy. The researchers presented the latest results of their ongoing research projects.

25 February 2019

Jan­uary 2019 month­ly re­port: Fis­cal Pol­i­cy Sem­i­nar

The German Finance Ministry’s inaugural Fiscal Policy Seminar, entitled “Rethinking Market Discipline”, took place on 13 and 14 December 2018. The two-day event brought together experts from academia, central banks and government ministries to discuss the role that well-functioning and stable financial markets play in fostering sound fiscal policies. A Best Paper Award was presented during the seminar, with prize money of €5,000.

6 February 2019

In­ter­dis­ci­plinary con­fer­ence: “The fu­ture of the da­ta econ­o­my”

On 19 November 2018 the Federal Ministry of Finance hosted a conference that brought together selected experts from academia, the business community, civil society, public administration, journalism and professional associations. They engaged in a comprehensive discussion on what actions need to be taken and what options are available to ensure a smoothly functioning data economy.

17 December 2018

Fis­cal Pol­i­cy Sem­i­nar 2018

The Finance Ministry’s first Fiscal Policy Seminar took place in Berlin on 13-14 December 2018. The two-day event brought together experts from academia, central banks and government ministries – and hailing from a total of 14 countries – to discuss the role that stable financial markets play in fostering sound fiscal policies. This year’s Best Paper Award was presented to a group of four co-authors whose study showed that financial markets exert disciplinary effects on the actions that governments take.

6 September 2018

A memo­ri­al made of pa­per: pre­serv­ing the past, for the sake of the fu­ture

The Federal Ministry of Finance has launched an initiative that aims to improve the links between the vast quantity of documents relating to the German government’s Wiedergutmachung (compensation and restitution) for crimes committed by the National Socialist regime and to make these records more accessible to victims, family members and researchers.