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.
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 Agnès Bénassy-Quéré, Chief Economist at the French Treasury; Ivan Faiella, Senior Economist at Banca d’Italia; Jörg Kukies, State Secretary at the German Federal Ministry of Finance; and Piroska Nagy Mohacsi, Interim Director of LSE's Institute of Global Affairs.
Day two will, as in previous years, have an academic focus. Topics of our panels include EU Integration and Solidarity, Novel Regulatory Approaches for Climate Change Mitigation and Productivity of the Public Sector and Public Procurement. However, we end our conference with something a little different. Being online allows us to extend our invitations to guests further afield, and we're very happy to welcome a panel of guests based mainly in the US for a very topical discussion on the US Election: What Impact on EU-US-Asia Trade Relations?
Joining us on the panel are Anna Ashton, Senior Director for Government Affairs at the US-China Business Council; Rüdiger Bachmann, Professor of Economics, University of Notre Dame; Lisandra Flach, Director of the ifo Institute Center for International Economics and Marie Kasperek, Executive Director of the Institute of International Economic Law, Georgetown Law and Non Resident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council.
Check back for news and regular updates on guests, with exclusive online content and conference resources.
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
Agnès Bénassy-Quéré (Chief Economist at the French Treasury
Ivan Faiella (Senior Economist, Banca d’Italia)
Jörg Kukies (State Secretary at the German Federal Ministry of Finance)
Piroska Nagy Mohacsi (Interim Director of LSE's Institute of Global Affairs)
Closing remarks from Monika Jones
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 Cabrales, Lisa Windsteiger)
Daniel Gros (CEPS) "The insurance properties of common debt issuance"
Panu Poutvaara (ifo Institute) "Public attention and policy responses to COVID-19 pandemic"
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” (Paper) Measuring Regional Quality of Government: The Public Spending Quality Index Based on Government Contracting Data (Presentation)
Vitezslav Titl (Utrecht University) “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)
Panel Discussion: The US Election: What Impact on EU-US-Asia Trade Relations?
Anna Ashton (Senior Director for Government Affairs, US-China Business Council)
Rüdiger Bachmann (Professor of Economics, University of Notre Dame)
Lisandra Flach (Director of the ifo Institute Center for International Economics)
Marie Kasperek (Executive Director, Institute of International Economic Law, Georgetown Law; Non Resident Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council)
Closing summary from Jennifer Baker
Closing remarks from Clemens Fuest