Past Event

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, Member of the Scientific Council

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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A K-shaped recovery and the role of fiscal policy

The spine of the letter represents the fall in activity at the start of the pandemic. Then there is a split, which leads to the two ‘arms’ that capture the different directions taken by economic activity in different sectors.

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External Publication

European Parliament

The impact of COVID-19 on the Internal Market

Study assessing the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the European Union's Internal Market and consumer protection prepared for the European Parliament.

By: J. Scott Marcus, Niclas Poitiers, Lionel Guetta-Jeanrenaud, Monika Grzegorczyk, Sophie Buckingham, Fernando Hortal Foronda, Norman Röhner and Jacques Pelkmans Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance, European Parliament, Testimonies Date: March 1, 2021
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Working Paper

COVID-19 credit-support programmes in Europe’s five largest economies

This paper assesses COVID-19 credit-support programmes in five of the largest European economies, and examines how countries have dealt with trade-offs raised by the programmes.

By: Julia Anderson, Francesco Papadia and Nicolas Véron Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance Date: February 24, 2021
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Ever since the 2008 financial crisis, central bankers have been busy developing new policy instruments to fight fires and ward off emerging threats. Nonetheless, many secretly dreamed of returning to the good old days of cautious conservatism (with financial stability taken seriously).

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Asset bubbles won’t help our post-pandemic recovery

An unintended consequence of the virus has been ‘one of the wildest bull markets in recent economic history’ but a worsening of income distribution will have a negative impact further down the line.

By: Alicia García-Herrero Topic: Finance & Financial Regulation Date: February 23, 2021
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Ce qui est malsain, avec la proposition d’annuler la dette, c’est le déni de réalité consistant à affirmer que l’Etat peut effacer une partie de ses engagements sans que cela ne coûte à personne.

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Prospects for the US climate policy under the Biden Administration

How US climate policy is likely to evolve, and which international impacts can be expected?

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So long, credit support?

How effective have COVID-19 credit support programmes been?

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Opinion

Aiming for zero COVID-19: Europe needs to take action

Aiming for 'green zones' offers a clear path to navigate an exit from the pandemic with as little damage as possible. Europe should not miss the opportunity to build on its strength and unity.

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