EconPol Europe Annual Conference 2020

Balancing New Challenges: Sustainable and Inclusive Growth in Europe

25-26 November 2020

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How Financial Regulation Can Help Save the Planet

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Online Public Procurement System Reduces Collusion in Ukraine

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

Welcome to EconPol Europe’s 2020 Annual Conference

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.

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.

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Program

25 November 2020, hosted by Monika Jones

12:45 Welcome from Monika Jones
12:50

Welcome address, Clemens Fuest (President, ifo Institute & EconPol Europe)

13:00

Keynote speech: How to Safeguard Sustainable Financing for the EU

Johannes Hahn (Commissioner of Budget and Administration)

14:00 Break
14:15

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) 

15:25

Closing remarks from Monika Jones

15:30

Ends

26 November 2020, hosted by Jennifer Baker

9:00 Welcome from Jennifer Baker
9:05

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"

10:35 Break
10:50

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”

12:20 Lunch break
13:30

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 (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)

15:00 Break
15:30

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) 

17:00

Closing summary from Jennifer Baker

17:05

Closing remarks from Clemens Fuest

17:15 Conference ends

Biographies

Anna Ashton

Anna Ashton

Senior Director, Government Affairs US-China Business Council
Program:

26 November, 15:25 - 17:00

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

Alberto Antonioni

Alberto Antonioni

Assistant Professor, Carlos III University of Madrid
Program:

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

Rudi Bachmann

Rüdiger Bachmann

Stepan Family College Professor of Economics, University of Notre Dame
Program:

26 November, 15:25 - 17:00

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

Jennifer Baker

Jennifer Baker

Journalist and Broadcaster
Program:

Host, 26 November 

Agnès Bénassy-Quéré

Agnès Bénassy-Quéré

Chief Economist, French Treasury
Program:

25 November, 14:15-15:25 

Panel Discussion: Balancing New Challenges and Sustainable and Inclusive Growth for Europe

Sebastian Blesse

Sebastian Blesse

Researcher, Department of Corporate Taxation and Public Finance, ZEW Mannheim
Program:

26 November, 13:30 – 15:00         

Panel 3: Productivity of the Public Sector and Public Procurement

Antonio Cabrales

Antonio Cabrales

Professor of Economics, Universidad Carlos III
Program:

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”

Mathias Dolls

Mathias Dolls

Deputy Director, ifo Centre for Macroeconomics and Surveys
Program:

26 November 09:05 - 10:35

Panel 1: EU Integration and Solidarity

 

Natalia Fabra

Natalia Fabra

Professor of Economics, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Program:

26 November, 10:50 - 12:30

Panel 2: Novel Regulatory Approaches for Climate Change Mitigation

Topic: Technology neutral versus technology specific procurement (with Juan Pablo Montero)

Ivan Faiella

Ivan Faiella

Senior Economist, Bank of Italy
Program:

25 November, 14:15-15:25 

Panel Discussion: Balancing New Challenges and Sustainable and Inclusive Growth for Europe

Mihály Fazekas

Mihály Fazekas

Assistant Professor, Central European University
Program:

26 November, 13:30 - 15:10

Panel 3: Productivity of the Public Sector and Public Procurement

Lisandra Flach

Lisandra Flach

Director of the Center for International Economics, ifo Institute
Program:

26 November, 15:25 - 17:00

Panel 4: The US Election: What Impact on EU-US-Asia Trade Relations?  

Clemens Fuest

Clemens Fuest

President, ifo Institute
Program:

25 November, 12:50 – 13:00

Welcome address

26 November, 17:05-17:15

Closing remarks

Daniel Gros

Daniel Gros

Director, CEPS
Program:

26 November 09:05 - 10:35

Panel 1: EU Integration and Solidarity

Johannes Hahn

Johannes Hahn

Commissioner for Budget and Administration, European Commission
Program:

25 November, 13:00-14:00

Keynote speech

Monika Jones

Monika Jones

Journalist and Broadcaster
Program:

Host, 25 November

Marie Kasperek

Marie Kasperek

Executive Director, Institute of International Economic Law, Georgetown Law; Non Resident Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council
Program:

26 November, 15:25 - 17:00

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

Jörg Kukies

Jörg Kukies

State Secretary, German Federal Ministry of Finance
Program:

25 November, 14:15 - 15:25

Panel Discussion: Balancing New Challenges and Sustainable and Inclusive Growth for Europe

Piroska Nagy-Mohácsi

Piroska Nagy-Mohacsi

Interim Director, LSE Institute for Global Affairs
Program:

25 November, 14:15-15:25 

Panel Discussion: Balancing New Challenges and Sustainable and Inclusive Growth for Europe

Panu Poutvaara

Panu Poutvaara

Director of the ifo Center for International Institutional Comparisons and Migration; Professor of Economics, esp. Comparative Institutional Economics Department of Economics, University of Munich
Program:

26 November, 09:05 – 10:35               

Panel 1 – EU Integration and Solidarity

Hernán D. Seoane

Hernán D. Seoane

Associate Professor, Economics Department, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Program:

26 November, 9:05 - 10:35

Panel 1 – EU Integration and Solidarity

 

Vítezslav Titl

Vítezslav Titl

Assistant Professor of Law & Economics, Utrecht University
Program:

26 November, 13:30 - 15:10

Panel 3: Productivity of the Public Sector and Public Procurement

Conference Resources

ARTICLES

Natalia Fabra, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid: Auctioning Renewable Energy: How to Put a Price On It?

Vitezslav Titl, Utrecht University: Online Public Procurement System Reduces Collusion in Ukraine

AUDIO

Marie Kasperek, Director, Institute of International Economic Law, Georgetown Law; Non Resident Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council: "Does the pandemic make an EU-US trade collision less or more likely?"

Program: 26 November, 15:25. Panel Discussion: The US Election: What Impact on EU-US-Asia Trade Relations?  

RESEARCH

Mihály Fazekas, Central European University: “Assessing the quality of government at the regional level using public procurement data” 

Program: 26 November, 13:30. Panel 3: Productivity of the Public Sector and Public Procurement

Vitezslav Titl, Utrecht University: “Data transparency, public oversight and collusion on e-procurement”

Program: 26 November, 13:30. Panel 3: Productivity of the Public Sector and Public Procurement


 

Videos

How Interconnected Should Banks Be?

Antonio Cabrales

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Closing Panel | The US Election: What Impact 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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Johannes Hahn Confirmed as Keynote Speaker

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EconPol Europe Annual Conference 2020 | How to Safeguard Sustainable Financing for the EU? | 25-26 November