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How Financial Regulation Can Help Save the Planet

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Global authorities have longstanding worries about the impact of financial contagion on the economy: the domino effect of a failing bank can have severe repercussions, as the 2008 financial crash illustrated. To deal with these potential shocks, regulators and financial institutions have implemented risk management systems and processes designed to minimize the likelihood that such an event will be able to destroy the economy again.

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Natalia Fabri

Auctioning Renewable Energy: How to Put a Price On It?

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The European Commission has set one of its key climate and energy targets as achieving a share of at least 32% for renewable energy over total energy consumed by 2030. But despite such a large share up for grabs, the methods by which renewable energy is bought and sold are far from clear. Renewable energy auctions have been implemented globally; they’re currently taking place in most countries in Europe and beyond 100 countries around the world.

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How Interconnected Should Banks Be?

In this VoxEU video, EconPol network member Antonio Cabrales discusses his research on the socially optimal design of financial networks for tackling the trade-off between risk sharing and contagion. When firms face heterogeneous distributions of risks, they should optimally form linkages only with firms facing risks of the same kind. 

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26 November, 10:50 - 12:30

Panel 2: Novel Regulatory Approaches for Climate Change Mitigation

Topic: Financial contagion and climate change: what can macroprudential regulation do to save the planet”

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Closing Panel | The US Election: What Impact on EU-US-Asia Trade Relations?

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Conference 2020
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It's a Biden/Harris win in the US election and a very different political landscape on the horizon from January 2021. With that in mind,  and in a change from our usual format, we close our 2020 conference with a panel of experts in trade and international relations who will discuss what impact the US election will have on EU-US-Asia trade relations.

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Day One Panel Confirmed: Monika Jones to Host Panel of Eminent Politicians, Bankers and Academics

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Conference 2020
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'Balancing New Challenges: Sustainable and Inclusive Growth for Europe' is the topic for our first panel debate of this year's conference, which will be hosted and moderated by broadcaster Monika Jones. We are delighted to welcome Ivan Faiella (Senior Economist, Banca d’Italia), Jörg Kukies (State Secretary at the German Federal Ministry of Finance), Emmanuel Moulin (Director General of the French Treasury) and Piroska Nagy Mohacsis (Programme Director of LSE's Institute of Global Affairs) to debate this increasingly important issue.

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Johannes Hahn

Johannes Hahn Confirmed as Keynote Speaker

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Conference 2020
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Johannes Hahn, the European Commissioner for Budget and Administration, will deliver the keynote speech at EconPol's 2020 annual conference. Commissioner Hahn has been with the Commission since 2010, where he previously served as the European Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, and the European Commissioner for Regional Policy. From 2007 to 2010, he was the Austrian Minister for Science and Research. He was previously a member of the Vienna regional government (2003-2007) and the Vienna regional parliament (1996-2003).

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Jennifer Baker and Monika Jones to Host EconPol's 2020 Annual Conference

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Conference 2020
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EconPol Europe's 2020 annual conference will be held completely online, and we're delighted to announce that the event will be hosted by Jennifer Baker and Monika Jones, two extremely experienced print and broadcast journalists. Monika will oversee events on Wednesday 25 November, with Jennifer taking care of the proceedings on Thursday 26 November.

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Agnès Bénassy-Quéré

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Chief Economist, French Treasury

Agnès Bénassy-Quéré is Chief Economist at the French Treasury, on leave from University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and Paris School of Economics where she is a Professor of economics. Prior to moving to the Treasury, she was a Member of the French macro-prudential authority, the tax advisory council, the productivity council, the Franco-German council of economic experts, and the Banque of France general board. She was also in charge of the CEPR European Economic Architecture Research and Policy Network.