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.

Date: September 1, 2020, 9:00 am Topic: Banking and capital markets

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, Former Director

Keynote speech followed by discussion

Maria Demertzis, Interim 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, Former 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, Former 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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Opinion

Central banks have been too slow in responding to higher inflation

Tackling inflation requires both monetary and fiscal policy tightening. It should be done quickly to avoid building up inflationary inertia and stagflation

By: Marek Dabrowski Topic: Macroeconomic policy Date: July 6, 2022
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Shifting taxes in order to achieve green goals

How could shifting the tax burden from labour to pollution and resources help the EU reach its climate goals?

Speakers: Heather Grabbe, Femke Groothuis, Carola Maggiulli, Niclas Poitiers and Kinga Tchorzewska Topic: Green economy, Macroeconomic policy Location: Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels Date: July 6, 2022
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Autonomous, digital and green Europe: a conversation with Margrethe Vestager

At this event Margrethe Vestager will touch on strategic autonomy, digital regulation and the implications of the Green Deal on competition.

Speakers: Guntram B. Wolff and Margrethe Vestager Topic: Macroeconomic policy Location: Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels Date: June 29, 2022
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Blog Post

The implications for public debt of high inflation and monetary tightening

Expected increases in interest rates and reductions in real GDP growth rates will result in relatively small increases in public debt-to-GDP ratios, but inflation will reduce debt ratios very substantially

By: Zsolt Darvas Topic: Macroeconomic policy Date: June 29, 2022
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Policy Contribution

How can the European Union adapt to climate change?

A stronger adaptation governance framework would benefit adaptation efforts.

By: Klaas Lenaerts, Simone Tagliapietra and Guntram B. Wolff Topic: Green economy Date: June 28, 2022
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Policy Contribution

COVID-19 and the shift to remote work

The post-pandemic new normal is sure to differ both from the pre-pandemic normal and from current arrangements. Hybrid arrangements in which part of the week is spent at the office, and part at home, are likely to become the norm.

By: J. Scott Marcus Topic: Digital economy and innovation Date: June 16, 2022
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External Publication

European governanceEuropean Parliament

Fragmentation risk in the euro area: no easy way out for the European Central Bank

The ECB should design a specific tool that will accompany interest rate hikes to neutralise the risk of fragmentation directly for countries facing it, staying within the bounds of the EU treaties and ensuring political legitimacy. We also advocate structural changes to the ECB’s collateral framework to avoid unnecessary uncertainty surrounding the safe asset status of European sovereign bonds.

By: Maria Demertzis, Grégory Claeys and Lionel Guetta-Jeanrenaud Topic: European governance, European Parliament, Testimonies Date: June 8, 2022
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Opinion

European governance

Three headaches for the European Central Bank

Even though inflation in the euro area is lower than in the US, three issues make it a lot more difficult for the ECB to control inflation and preserve financial stability. Once again, the limits of EMU architecture are visible and will require a rethink.

By: Maria Demertzis Topic: European governance, Macroeconomic policy Date: May 31, 2022
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Podcast

Podcast

Taming inflation?

What are the implications of prolonged inflation?

By: The Sound of Economics Topic: Macroeconomic policy Date: May 25, 2022
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How can we support and restructure firms hit by the COVID-19 crisis?

What are the vulnerabilities and risks in the enterprise sector and how prepared are countries to handle a large-scale restructuring of businesses?

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Is China’s private sector advancing or retreating?

A look into the Chinese private sector.

Speakers: Reinhard Bütikofer, Nicolas Véron and Alicia García-Herrero Topic: Global economy and trade Location: Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels Date: May 18, 2022
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How are crises changing central bank doctrines?

How is monetary policy evolving in the face of recent crises? With central banks taking on new roles, how accountable are they to democratic institutions?

Speakers: Maria Demertzis, Benoît Coeuré, Pervenche Berès, Hans-Helmut Kotz and Athanasios Orphanides Topic: Macroeconomic policy Location: Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels Date: May 11, 2022
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