This year, the conference will be held completely online, with participants and audience joining us remotely. The format allows us to widen the debate, with researchers, politicians, experts and journalists joining the discussion online. Details of how to register will be released soon.
We are delighted to welcome experienced print and broadcast journalists Jennifer Baker and Monika Jones as hosts for our conference. Monika will oversee events on Wednesday 25 November, with Jennifer taking care of the proceedings on Thursday 26 November.
On day one, we are honored to welcome Johannes Hahn, Commissioner of Budget and Administration at the European Commission, to deliver the keynote speech, on the topic ‘How to Safeguard Sustainable Financing for the EU.’
Commissioner Hahn's keynote speech will be followed by a debate from a panel of highly respected guests, to whom we extend a very warm welcome. Balancing New Challenges: Sustainable and Inclusive Growth for Europe will be discussed by Ivan Faiella, Senior Economist at Banca d’Italia; Jörg Kukies, State Secretary at the German Federal Ministry of Finance ; Piroska Nagy Mohacsis, Interim Director of LSEs Institute of Global Affairs; and Odile Renaud-Basso, Director General of the French Treasury.
Day two will, as in previous years, have an academic focus. Topics of our panels include Economic Challenges of Climate Change, European Public Goods, Future Architecture and Governance of the EU, and a special panel on The US Election: What Impact on EU-US-Asia Trade Relations?
EconPol Europe’s speaker Clemens Fuest will, as always, open and close the conference.
Check back for news and regular updates on guests, with exclusive online content and conference resources.
Download the full program (provisional)
25 November 2020, hosted by Monika Jones
|12:45||Welcome from Monika Jones|
Welcome address, Clemens Fuest (President, ifo Institute & EconPol Europe)
Keynote speech: How to Safeguard Sustainable Financing for the EU
Johannes Hahn (Commissioner of Budget and Administration)
Panel Discussion: Balancing New Challenges and Sustainable and Inclusive Growth for Europe
Ivan Faiella (Senior Economist Banca d’Italia)
Jörg Kukies (State Secretary at the German Federal Ministry of Finance)
Piroska Nagy Mohacsis (Interim Director of LSE's Institute of Global Affairs)
Odile Renaud-Basso (Director General of the French Treasury)
26 November 2020, hosted by Jennifer Baker
|9:00||Welcome from Jennifer Baker|
Panel 1 – EU Integration and Solidarity
Mathias Dolls (ifo Institute) "Covid-19, trust and solidarity in the EU (with Cevat Aksoy, Antonio Carbales, Ruben Durante, Lisa Windsteiger)
Daniel Gros (CEPS) "The insurance properties of common debt issuance"
Panu Poutvaara (ifo Institute) tbc
Hernán D Seoane (Universidad Carloss III de Madrid), "The sovereign-bank nexus"
Panel 2 – Novel Regulatory Approaches for Climate Change Mitigation
Natalia Fabra (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid) “Technology neutral versus technology specific procurement” (with Juan Pablo Montero)
Alberto Antonioni (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid) “Climate clubs: an experimental study of Nordhaus’ proposal to mitigate climate change” (with Antonio Cabrales and Angel Sanchez)
Antonio Cabrales (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid) “Financial contagion and climate change: what can macroprudential regulation do to save the planet”
Panel 3: Productivity of the Public Sector and Public Procurement
Mihály Fazekas (Central European University) “Assessing the quality of government at the regional level using public procurement data”
Vitezslav Titl (KU Leuven) “Data transparency, public oversight and collusion on e-procurement” (with Bruno Baranek, Leon Musolff)
Sebastian Blesse (ZEW) “What are the priorities of public buyers? Evidence from a conjoint experiment with bureaucrats in Finland, Germany and Italy” (with Janne Tukiainen, Albrecht Bohne, Leonardo Giuffrida, Jan Jääskeläinen, Ari Luukinen, Antti Sieppi)
|15:25||Panel 4: The US Election: What Impact on EU-US-Asia Trade Relations?|
|17:00||Closing summary from Jennifer Baker|
|17:05||Closing remarks from Clemens Fuest|