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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.

Date: September 1, 2020, 9:00 am Topic: Energy & Climate

world economy after covid-19: preparing for recovery and growth

Summary by Monika Grzegorczyk

MONETARY POLICY AFTER THE PANDEMIC

Summary by Monika Grzegorczyk

The Green deal: Europe’s growth strategy

Summary by Tom Schraepen

LECTURE: THE FUTURE OF GLOBALISATION

Summary by Marta Domínguez-Jiménez

Schedule

Sep 01, 2020

9:00-10:00

WORLD ECONOMY AFTER COVID-19: PREPARING FOR RECOVERY AND GROWTH

Chair: Guntram B. Wolff, Director

Keynote speech followed by discussion

Maria Demertzis, Deputy Director

Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Senior Minister, Singapore and Chairman, Group of Thirty

Break

14:00-15:30

MONETARY POLICY AFTER THE PANDEMIC

Welcome

Guntram B. Wolff, Director

Chair: Erkki Liikanen, Chairman of the Board

Jean-Claude Trichet, Honorary Chairman of Bruegel

Janet Yellen, Distinguished Fellow, Brookings Institution and Former Chairwoman, United States Federal Reserve

Zhou Xiaochuan, Vice chairman, Boao forum and Former Governor, People’s Bank of China

Break

16:00-17:00

THE GREEN DEAL: EUROPE'S GROWTH STRATEGY

Chair: Guntram B. Wolff, Director

Frans Timmermans, Executive Vice-President of the European Green Deal

Break

18:00-19:00

LECTURE: THE FUTURE OF GLOBALISATION

Chair: André Sapir, Senior Fellow

Dani Rodrik, Ford Foundation Professor of International Political Economy, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

19:00

End of first day

Location & Contact

Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels

Matilda Sevon

[email protected]

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