CO2 Emissions and Energy Technologies in Western Europe

CO2 Emissions and Energy Technologies in Western Europe
EconPol Annual Conference, 13-14 October | Reminder – ifo Conference on Genes, Social Mobility, and Inequalities Across the Life-Course, 1 – 2 July | Call for Papers – MIFE Inaugural Conference and Early Career Workshop on Financial Literacy Across the Disciplines, 29 November – 2 December | Video – CEPS Ideas Lab – EconPol/Intereconomics Session on Fiscal Stimulus
Upswing phases are strongly linked to a rise in CO2 emissions. The effect is strongest in countries that depend on energy-intensive sectors. This is a key result of EconPol’s latest Working Paper by Josué Barrera-Santana, Gustavo A. Marrero,  Luis A. Puch, and Antonia Díaz. The research further shows that an increase in the share of renewable energy in the primary energy supply during an upswing has the greatest impact on reducing CO2 emissions. According to the authors, the study’s results lead to an important conclusion: European environmental policy should be adjusted over the economic cycle, e.g. by introducing procyclical green taxation. 
News Update | EconPol Europe Annual Conference 2021 | 13–14 October
As announced in our previous newsletter this year’s EconPol’s annual conference will take place on 13 and 14 October on the topic “The State of Fiscal Resilience – How Prepared is Europe for Future Crises”. We are delighted to confirm Olivier Blanchard, Senior Fellow of the Peterson Institute and Maarten Verwey, Director-General of DG ECFIN, European Commission, as panelists for our debate on “Fiscal Policy for the Post-Covid Era: US versus EU”. We are also thrilled to have Maithreyi Seetharaman on board as conference moderator.  We will keep you informed on further panellists and other developments.
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Reminder | ifo Conference on Genes, Social Mobility, and Inequalities across the Life-Course | 1 – 2 July
ifo Institute will hold an online conference on “Genes, Social Mobility, and Inequalities across the Life-Course”. Researchers will discuss how genetic endowments and childhood circumstances shape health and socio-economic outcomes of individuals. The conference will also assess the scope for public policy to level the playing field.
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Call for Papers | MIFE Inaugural Conference and Early Career Workshop on Financial Literacy Across the Disciplines | 29 November – 2 December
We are pleased to announce that the inaugural conference of the Mannheim Institute of Financial Education (MIFE), a joint venture of our EconPol Partner ZEW Mannheim and the University of Mannheim, will take place from 29 November to 2 December. As part of the conference, early career researchers from various disciplines are invited to a workshop where they can present and discuss their work. Topics may be related to (but are not confined to) the MIFE’s research areas, i.e. sustainable financial education across the lifespan, digitalisation and financial education, long-term financial decisions and old-age provision. The Deutsche Bundesbank is sponsoring an Early Career Research Prize on Financial Literacy (€5,000), which will be awarded to the best paper submitted. The deadline for paper submissions to this workshop is 1 September 2021.
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Video | EconPol/Intereconomics @ CEPS Ideas Lab | 3 June
EconPol and Intereconomics hosted a session at CEPS Ideas Lab on the topic “Fiscal Stimulus: Lessons from the US to Europe” with Antonia Díaz (Carlos III University of Madrid), Daniel Gros (CEPS Brussels), Adam Posen (Peterson Institute for International Economics) and Claudia Sahm (Jain Family Institute, formerly Federal Reserve Board). Christian Breuer, Head of Wirtschaftsdienst and Intereconomics, moderated the event. After the session he concluded that the question of the seminar was apparently wrong: the US should learn from the EU, and not the other way around. In case you missed the session, you can watch a replay here:
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