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Competition policy enforcement as a driver for growth

This one-day workshop will address the relationship between competition policy enforcement and economic growth. The workshop will bring together top-level speakers from institutions, academia and business. Three thematic panels are envisaged: enforcement in the ‘knowledge economy’, financial markets and network industries. A concluding round-table will focus on international convergence on competition policy enforcement. See also […]

Date: Feb 18 - Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy

This one-day workshop will address the relationship between competition policy enforcement and economic growth. The workshop will bring together top-level speakers from institutions, academia and business. Three thematic panels are envisaged: enforcement in the ‘knowledge economy’, financial markets and network industries. A concluding round-table will focus on international convergence on competition policy enforcement.

See also blog post ‘Why competition policy matters for growth?

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9:00 – 9:15 Welcome by Guntram Wolff, Bruegel and Introduction by Mario Mariniello, Bruegel

9:15 – 10:45 Panel 1 – Fostering Growth Enforcing Competition Policy in the Knowledge Economy

Chair: Reinhilde Veugelers, Bruegel

  • Paul Seabright, Toulouse School of Economics
  • Massimo Motta, European Commission, DG COMP
  • Mathew Heim, Qualcomm

10:45 – 11:00 Break

11:00 – 12:30 Panel 2 – Fostering Growth Enforcing Competition Policy in Financial Markets

Chair: Alex Barker, Financial Times

  • Gert-Jan Koopman, European Commission, DG COMP
  • Patrick Legros, ULB and ECARES
  • Jordi Gual, La Caixa

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch

13:30 – 14:15 Keynote speech: Joaquin Almunia, Vice President of the European Commission and Commissioner for Competition

Q&A – Moderator: Guntram Wolff, Bruegel

14:15 – 15:45 Panel 3 – Fostering Growth Enforcing Competition Policy in Network Industries

Chair: John Fingelton, CEO, Fingelton Associates

  • Tommaso Valletti, Imperial College
  • Linsey McCallum, European Commission, DG COMP
  • Philip Malloch, Teliasonera

15:45 – 16:15 Break

16:15 – 18:30 Roundtable – Fostering Growth through International Convergence in Competition Policy Enforcement

Chair: Mario Mariniello

  • John Davies, OECD
  • Carles Esteva-Mosso, European Commission, DG COMP
  • Bruce Lyons, ESRC Centre for Competition Policy
  • Julia Holtz, Google
  • Eduardo Perez Motta, Former President of Federal Competition Commission of Mexico
  • Hassan Qaqaya, Chief, Competition and Consumer Policies Branch, DITC / UNCTAD

18:30 – 18:40 Concluding remarks: Mario Mariniello, Bruegel

18:40 – 19:30 Reception

Event materials

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Keynote speech by Joaquin Almunia

Presentation by Paul Seabright Download

Presentation by Massimo Motta Download

Presentation by Patrick Legros Download

Presentation by Carles Esteva Mosso Download

Presentation by Eduardo Perez Motta Download

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