Past Event

Bruegel Annual Meetings 2020 – Day 3

Third day of Bruegel Annual Meetings.

Date: September 3, 2020, 8:00 am Topic: Banking and capital markets

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, Member of the Scientific Council

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

Alexandra Dimitrijevic, Managing Director, Global Head of Research, S&P Global Ratings

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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Parliamentary Testimony

European ParliamentInclusive growth

Understanding the socioeconomic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on women

Testimony before the European Parliament's Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON) on the consequences of the pandemic on women.

By: Maria Demertzis and Mia Hoffmann Topic: European Parliament, Inclusive growth, Macroeconomic policy Date: October 27, 2021
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11:00

Phasing out COVID-19 emergency support programmes: effects on productivity and financial stability

How can European countries phase out the COVID-19 support measures without having a negative impact on productivity and financial stability?

Speakers: Maria Demertzis and Laurie Mayers Topic: Macroeconomic policy
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Monetary policy in the time of climate change

How does climate change influence monetary policy in the eurozone? What potential monetary policy measures should be taken up to address climate risks?

Speakers: Cornelia Holthausen, Jean Pisani-Ferry and Guntram B. Wolff Topic: Green economy, Macroeconomic policy Date: October 20, 2021
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A hybrid future of work

Addressing employers’ and employees’ challenges.

Speakers: Julie Brophy, Joost Korte, Laura Nurski, Renske Paans and Alex A. Saliba Topic: Digital economy and innovation, Inclusive growth Date: October 19, 2021
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Making antitrust work for, not against, gig workers and the self-employed

Policymakers should act to deal with labour-market concentration trends that potentially harm workers, especially gig workers and the self-employed.

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European governance

Pandemic prevention: avoiding another cycle of ‘panic and neglect’

Agreement is needed at international level on mechanisms to ensure better preparedness for the next pandemic.

By: Anne Bucher Topic: European governance, Global economy and trade Date: October 7, 2021
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Podcast

Is tech redefining the workplace for women?

Laura Nurski, Sabine Theresia Köszegi and Giuseppe Porcaro explore the relationship between artificial intelligence and job transformation and ask whether the impact differs by gender.

By: The Sound of Economics Topic: Digital economy and innovation, Inclusive growth Date: October 6, 2021
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What is the link between biodiversity loss and financial instability?

Biodiversity loss impacts financial stability. How big is the risk of biodiversity loss for financial institutions?

Speakers: Sylvie Goulard, Romain Svartzman, Guntram B. Wolff and Michael Wilkins Topic: Banking and capital markets Date: October 5, 2021
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Policy Contribution

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Do robots dream of paying taxes?

The digital transition should be managed – and taxed – alongside other societal transitions, but any tax on companies that replace employees with automated systems should be targeted and carefully designed to not stifle innovation.

By: Rebecca Christie Topic: Digital economy and innovation, Inclusive growth Date: October 5, 2021
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Letter: Declining investment may explain why rates are low

Perhaps an analysis of the causes of the declining investment rate would bring us closer to explaining why real interest rates are so low.

By: Marek Dabrowski Topic: Macroeconomic policy Date: October 1, 2021
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What Evergrande signals about China's economic future

Under Xi Jinping's new economic agenda 'common prosperity', China is cracking down on indebted real estate developers like Evergrande.

By: Alicia García-Herrero Topic: Global economy and trade Date: September 30, 2021
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Monetary arithmetic and inflation risk

Between 2007 and 2020, the balance sheets of the European Central Bank, the Bank of Japan, and the Fed have all increased about sevenfold. But inflation stayed low throughout the 2010s. This was possible due to decreasing money velocity and the money multiplier. However, a continuation of asset purchasing programs by central banks involves the risk of higher inflation and fiscal dominance.

By: Marek Dabrowski Topic: Macroeconomic policy Date: September 28, 2021
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