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Bruegel Annual Meetings 2020 – Day 3

Third day of Bruegel Annual Meetings.

Date: September 3, 2020, 8:00 am Topic: Energy & Climate

A NEW SURGE IN INEQUALITY IN THE AFTERMATH OF COVID-19

Summary by Klaas Lenaerts

 

KEYNOTE: TOGETHER FOR EUROPE’S RECOVERY AND FOR A BETTER, MORE SOVEREIGN EUROPE

Summary by Lionel Jeanrenaud

ASSESSING EUROPEAN AND INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL SYSTEMS

Summary by Marta Domínguez-Jiménez

 

ECONOMIC RECOVERY IN AFRICA AFTER COVID-19

Summary by Ben McWilliams

 

CLOSING LECTURE – GOOD ECONOMICS FOR HARDER TIMES

Summary by Julia Anderson

Schedule

Sep 3, 2020

8:00-9:00

THE ROLE OF THE STATE IN THE ECONOMY

Chair: Reinhilde Veugelers, Senior Fellow

Olivier Guersent, Director General, European Commission, DG COMP

Philipp Steinberg, Director-General of Economic Policy, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, Germany

This closed-door session will not be livestreamed

Break

9:30-10:30

A NEW SURGE IN INEQUALITY IN THE AFTERMATH OF COVID-19

Chair:

Santina Bertulessi, Deputy Head, Cabinet of Nicolas Schmit, European Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights

Philippe Lamberts, Member of the European Parliament

Martin Sandbu, European Economics Commentator, Financial Times

Break

12:30-13:30

KEYNOTE: Together for Europe’s recovery and for a better, more sovereign Europe

Chair: Guntram B. Wolff, Director

Maria Demertzis, Deputy Director

Olaf Scholz, Minister of finance, Germany

13:30-14:30

ASSESSING EUROPEAN AND INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL SYSTEMS

Chair: Nicolas Véron, Senior Fellow

Elena Carletti, Professor, Bocconi University

Benoît Coeuré, Head of Innovation Hub, Bank for International Settlements (BIS)

Alexandra Dimitrijevic, Global Head of Research, S&P Global

Martin Merlin, Director - Bank, insurance and financial crime, European Commission, DG FISMA

Pierre Wunsch, Governor, National Bank of Belgium

14:30-15:45

AFRICA AFTER COVID-19: CAN THE ECONOMY RECOVER?

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, First Female President of Liberia & Nobel Peace Laureate

Keynote speech:

Chair: Uri Dadush, Non-Resident Fellow

Koen Doens, Director General, European Commission, DG DEVCO

Hafez Ghanem, Vice president, World Bank

Trudi Makhaya, Advisor to the South African President Cyril Ramaphosa

Patricia Obo-Nai, CEO, Vodafone Ghana

16:00-17:00

CLOSING LECTURE - Good economics for hardER times

Chair: Guntram B. Wolff, Director

Esther Duflo, Abdul Latif Jameel Professor of Poverty Alleviation and Development Economics, Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Location & Contact

Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels

Matilda Sevon

[email protected]

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Blog Post

COVID-19 has widened the income gap in Europe

Workers with low-educational levels suffered far worse than others in terms of COVID-19 related job losses during the first half of 2020 in the EU. Jobs for tertiary-educated workers even increased. Thus, the pandemic has increased income inequality, reinforcing the case for inclusive development.

By: Zsolt Darvas Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance Date: December 3, 2020
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Opinion

How to minimise the impact of the coronavirus on the economy

COVID-19 is a global killer. Austerity needs to succumb.

By: Rebecca Christie Topic: Global Economics & Governance Date: December 2, 2020
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Dec
8
14:00

Innovative approaches to monitoring the risks and impact of COVID-19

What new innovative tools can we use to measure real-time economic and social risk?

Speakers: Zsolt Darvas, Jaime Garcia, Nicola Villa and Georg Zachmann Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy Location: Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels
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External Publication

Building a Euro-area Budget Inside the EU Budget: Squaring the Circle?

As part of a volume on the Multiannual Financial Framework, the EUI recently published a chapter by Grégory Claeys on the creation of a euro area budget within the EU's budget.

By: Grégory Claeys Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance Date: December 1, 2020
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The state strikes back

COVID-19 has caused a resurgence of the role of the state. State ownership can help reduce effects from shocks to the economy but state-owned firms often suffer from weak governance and lack of innovation. What role should state owned firms and banks play and how can their management be improved?

Speakers: Beata Javorcik, Katarina Mathernova and Guntram B. Wolff Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance Location: Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels Date: December 1, 2020
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Upcoming Event

Dec
15-16
11:30

India-EU Partnership: Vistas for the New Decade

Serving and retired government officials, representatives of the private sector, media and institutions/academia come together to review the of India-EU relations and point to a promising direction for the future.

Speakers: Yamini Aiyar, Suman Bery, Navroz K Dubash, Ignacio Garcia Bercero, Alicia García-Herrero, Rajat Kathuria, Gautam Mukhopadhaya, Ananth Padmanabhan, Georgios Petropoulos, André Sapir, Shyam Saran, Simone Tagliapietra and Guntram B. Wolff Topic: Global Economics & Governance Location: Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels
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Blog Post

The scarring effect of COVID-19: youth unemployment in Europe

Even before the pandemic, youth unemployment in the European Union was three times higher than among the over-55s. COVID-19 threatens to undo the last decade of progress: policymakers must act to avoid Europe’s youth suffering the scarring effect.

By: Monika Grzegorczyk and Guntram B. Wolff Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance Date: November 28, 2020
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Opinion

Grading the big pandemic test

COVID-19 almost one year on, it is time to assess who passed the test, and who failed.

By: Jean Pisani-Ferry Topic: Global Economics & Governance Date: November 27, 2020
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Blog Post

Europe is losing competitiveness in global value chains while China surges

The European Union owes much of its economic weight to its regional value chain and integration into the global value chain. But the EU’s global value chain role is shrinking, and while EU trade integration with China is increasing, it is mainly to China’s benefit, undermining the EU’s external competitiveness.

By: Alicia García-Herrero and David Martínez Turégano Topic: Global Economics & Governance Date: November 27, 2020
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Free movement of data: how to maintain necessary sharing among the EU, UK, and USA?

In the current legal climate, how can the EU, the US and the UK continue to share data?

Speakers: Christian Borggreen, Joe Jones, Christian Kastrop, J. Scott Marcus and Reinhilde Veugelers Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy Location: Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels Date: November 25, 2020
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Podcast

Podcast

Steering the boat towards an unknown destination

Shocks pass, but change remains a constant. We need to start focusing on permanent changes in the economy and how to adapt to them.

By: The Sound of Economics Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance, Global Economics & Governance Date: November 25, 2020
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Future of data economy: a conversation with Thierry Breton and Maximilian Schrems

How will the data travel between the EU and the US in the aftermath of the Schrems II ruling?

Speakers: Thierry Breton, J. Scott Marcus and Maximilian Schrems Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy Location: Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels Date: November 24, 2020
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