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Bruegel Annual Meetings 2020 – Day 2

Second day of Bruegel Annual Meetings.

Date: September 2, 2020, 8:00 am Topic: Energy & Climate

EQUITY, CORPORATE DEBT, AND EUROPE’S CAPITAL MARKETS

Summary by Julia Anderson

GREENING THE RECOVERY

Summary by Ben McWilliams

 

BUILDING AN INCLUSIVE FUTURE FOR WORKERS IN EUROPE

Summary by Mia Hoffmann

 

EU DIGITAL STRATEGY AT A TIME OF GEOPOLITICAL STRESS

Summary by Julia Anderson

 

THE INTERCONNECTEDNESS BETWEEN ECONOMICS AND GEOPOLITICS

Summary by Lionel Jeanrenaud

 

DEBT RESTRUCTURING: DEALING WITH THE DEBT OVERHANG IN EMERGING ECONOMIES

Summary by Monika Grzegorczyk

 

REOPENING: EXPERIENCES ACROSS EUROPE OF THE LOCKDOWN AND THE OPENING

Reopening Europe

Schedule

Sep 2, 2020

8:00-9:00

ROADMAP TO RECOVERY

Chair: Grégory Claeys, Senior Fellow

Marco Buti, Head of Cabinet, Commissioner Paolo Gentiloni

Karolina Ekholm, Member of the board

Reza Moghadam, Chief Economic Advisor, Morgan Stanley

This closed-door session will not be livestreamed

09:00-10:00

EQUITY, CORPORATE DEBT, AND EUROPE’S CAPITAL MARKETS

Chair: Maria Demertzis, Deputy Director

Robert Holzmann, Governor, National Bank of Austria

Beata Javorcik, Chief Economist, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

Rolf Strauch, Chief Economist and Management Board Member, ESM

Sophie Vermeille, Founder, Droit & Croissance

Break

12:00-13:00

GREENING THE RECOVERY

Chair: Simone Tagliapietra, Research Fellow

Barbara Frei, Executive Vice President Europe Operations, Schneider Electric

Steven Fries, Chief Economist, Shell

Samantha Smith, Director, Just Transition Centre, International Trade Union Confederation

Georg Zachmann, Senior Fellow

Break

13:30-14:30

BUILDING AN INCLUSIVE FUTURE FOR WORKERS IN EUROPE

Chair: Guntram B. Wolff, Director

Tito Boeri, President of the Italian National Social Security Institute, INPS

Susan Lund, Partner at McKinsey & Company, Leader, McKinsey Global Institute

Shamina Singh, Founder & President, Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth and Executive Vice President, Sustainability at Mastercard

14:30-15:30

EU DIGITAL STRATEGY AT A TIME OF GEOPOLITICAL STRESS

Chair: J. Scott Marcus, Senior Fellow

Francesca Bria, Chairman, CDP Venture Capital SGR- Italian Innovation Fund

Georgios Petropoulos, Research Fellow, Bruegel

Gerard de Graaf, Director of Digital Single Market, European Commission, DG CONNECT

Alberto di Felice, Director for Infrastructure, Privacy and Security, Digital Europe

15:30-17:00

THE INTERCONNECTEDNESS BETWEEN ECONOMICS AND GEOPOLITICS

Chair: Jean Pisani-Ferry, Senior Fellow

Piotr Arak, Director, Polish Economic Institute

Dominique Moïsi, Visiting Research Professor, King’s College London and Special Advisor, Institut Montaigne

Anne-Marie Slaughter, CEO, New America

Alexander Stubb, Director, School of Transnational Governance, European University Institute

Nathalie Tocci, Director, Istituto Affari Internazionali

17:00-18:00

DEBT RESTRUCTURING? DEALING WITH THE DEBT OVERHANG IN EMERGING ECONOMIES

Chair: Alicia García-Herrero, Senior Fellow, Bruegel

Anna Gelpern, Professor of Law and Agnes N. Williams Research Professor, Georgetown University Law Center

Isabelle Mateos y Lago, Member of the Board

Atif Mian, John H. Laporte, Jr. Class of 1967 Professor in Public Policy and Finance; Professor of Economics and Public Affairs; Director, Julis-Rabinowitz Center for Public Policy and Finance, Princeton University

18:30-19:30

REOPENING: EXPERIENCES ACROSS EUROPE OF THE LOCKDOWN AND THE OPENING

Chair: Jennifer Rankin, Brussels correspondent, The Guardian

Giuseppe Porcaro, Head of Outreach and Governance

Jessica Woodworth, Film director, screenwriter and producer

19:30

End of day 2

Location & Contact

Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels

Matilda Sevon

[email protected]

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Policy Contribution

Emerging Europe and the capital markets union

The European Union's capital market union needs a revamp because of Brexit and the deep recession, and to underpin the European Green Deal. In particular, equity capital in the countries of central and eastern Europe is underdeveloped. These countries should take measures to facilitate equity finance, accompanied by reform at EU level.

By: Alexander Lehmann Topic: Finance & Financial Regulation Date: September 17, 2020
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Blog Post

Unpacking President von der Leyen’s new climate plan

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has set a new destination for EU climate policy: a 55% emissions reduction by 2030. This is a good and necessary step on the way to climate neutrality by 2050, but getting there will not be easy, and Europe should prepare for a bumpy road ahead.

By: Simone Tagliapietra Topic: Energy & Climate, European Macroeconomics & Governance Date: September 16, 2020
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Opinion

Without good governance, the EU borrowing mechanism to boost the recovery could fail

The European Union recovery fund could greatly increase the stability of the bloc and its monetary union. But the fund needs clearer objectives, sustainable growth criteria and close monitoring so that spending achieves its goals and is free of corruption. In finalising the fund, the EU should take the time to design a strong governance mechanism.

By: Guntram B. Wolff Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance Date: September 15, 2020
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Parliamentary Testimony

Employment and COVID-19

Testimony before the Economic Affairs Committee at the House of Lords, British Parliament on Employment and COVID-19.

By: Guntram B. Wolff Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance, Finance & Financial Regulation, Testimonies Date: September 9, 2020
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Bruegel Annual Meetings 2020 - Day 3

Third day of Bruegel Annual Meetings.

Topic: Energy & Climate, European Macroeconomics & Governance, Finance & Financial Regulation, Global Economics & Governance, Innovation & Competition Policy Location: Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels Date: September 3, 2020
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Past Event

Past Event

Bruegel Annual Meetings 2020 - Day 1

The Annual Meetings are Bruegel's flagship event which gathers high-level speakers to discuss the economic topics that affect Europe and the world.

Topic: Energy & Climate, European Macroeconomics & Governance, Finance & Financial Regulation, Global Economics & Governance, Innovation & Competition Policy Location: Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels Date: September 1, 2020
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Blog Post

Emerging market central banks and quantitative easing: high-risk advice

Central banks in emerging markets with weak currencies should not resort to unorthodox monetary tools such as quantitative easing as a response to the crisis triggered by COVID-19. Preferable alternatives include shifting public spending away from less pressing needs, moderately increasing public debt and falling back on official development assistance.

By: Marek Dabrowski and Marta Domínguez-Jiménez Topic: Global Economics & Governance Date: August 26, 2020
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Opinion

The Challenges of the Post-Pandemic Agenda

This opinion piece has previously been published in Project Syndicate. PARIS – There is a growing possibility that the COVID-19 crisis will mark the end of the growth model born four decades ago with the Reagan-Thatcher revolution, China’s embrace of capitalism, and the demise of the Soviet Union. The pandemic has highlighted the vulnerability of […]

By: Jean Pisani-Ferry Topic: Global Economics & Governance Date: July 28, 2020
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Opinion

Can households in the European Union make ends meet?

Half the households surveyed by Eurostat see themselves as unable to find the resources they would need to cope with an unexpected expense within a month, estimated by experts at €375 in the case of Greece.

By: Maria Demertzis, Marta Domínguez-Jiménez and Annamaria Lusardi Topic: Finance & Financial Regulation Date: July 24, 2020
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Blog Post

Having the cake, but slicing it differently: how is the grand EU recovery fund allocated?

The European Commission’s original allocation mechanism really favoured lower-income countries and to a large extent was based on pre-COVID economic data. The modification adopted by the European Council gives more consideration to the country size and the adverse economic impact of COVID-19. As a consequence, by using the Commission’s May 2020 economic forecasts, I estimate that only Germany and France will get more grants from the EU’s recovery fund compared to the Commission’s original proposal, while other countries will get less.

By: Zsolt Darvas Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance Date: July 23, 2020
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Blog Post

Boosting the resilience of Europe’s financial system in the coronavirus crisis

Europe has a heavily bank-based financial structure, but bank-based financial structures are associated with higher systemic risk than market-based financial structures. The higher level of systemic risk in Europe suggests caution when pursuing policies that stimulate risk taking and debt creation by banks, especially in the wake of COVID-19. Priority should be given to financial diversification and equity finance.

By: Joost Bats, Aerdt Houben and Dirk Schoenmaker Topic: Finance & Financial Regulation Date: July 17, 2020
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Blog Post

Can the global recovery be sustained even as the pandemic rages?

The global economy is showing signs of recovery from the economic crisis caused by COVID-19, though the spread of the coronavirus is accelerating in some countries. In this circumstance, policymakers must weigh up the trade-offs involved in dealing with the pandemic while easing lock downs and sustaining economic activity. Differences in age structures, urbanisation rates and other factors will inform decision making in different countries.

By: Uri Dadush Topic: Global Economics & Governance Date: July 16, 2020
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