Past Event

Energy modelling for policy making

The purpose of this workshop is to publicly discuss the role economic models can play for energy policy making and whether and how this contribution could be improved.Given the discussion on the Commissions modelling exercises we want to focus on the governance of models used for policy-making. Thereby we hope to draw on experience from […]

Date: Jun 13 - Topic: Digital economy and innovation

The purpose of this workshop is to publicly discuss the role economic models can play for energy policy making and whether and how this contribution could be improved.Given the discussion on the Commissions modelling exercises we want to focus on the governance of models used for policy-making. Thereby we hope to draw on experience from model providers, the US with its public open source energy models and the European institutions at which the modelling results are addressed.

Programme Download

10.30-12.30 Energy and climate modelling in the EU: Status quo and way ahead

  • Georg Zachmann, Bruegel: Introductory remarks on ‘Modelling for Policy Making’
  • Antonio Soria, Joint Research Centre: The models of the European Commission
  • Prof Christian von Hirschhausen, DIW Berlin: Academic energy models

12.30 – 13.00 Lunch

13.00 – 13.30 Keynote: Sam Napolitanao, EIA – Public energy modeling in the US

13.30 – 15.00 Policy Panel – Which policy constraints for public modelling

  • Stefaan Vergote, Head of Unit, DG Energy
  • Jos Delbeke, Assistant to the Director General, DG Climate
  • Stefan Scheuer, Secretary-General of the Coalition for Energy Savings

Event materials

Presentation of Sam Napolitano Download

Presentation of Georg Zachmann Download

Practical details

  • Venue: Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels
  • Time: 10.30-15.00
  • Contact: Matilda Sevón, Events Manager – [email protected]
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Blog Post

Inclusive growth

Concentration of artificial intelligence and other frontier IT skills

Online job postings indicate that demand from top tech firms for frontier IT skills is about double their demand for other IT skills. This could indicate increasing concentration of skills in a few firms, with other firms left behind.

By: Wang Jin, Georgios Petropoulos and Sebastian Steffen Topic: Digital economy and innovation, Inclusive growth Date: October 21, 2021
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Past Event

Past Event

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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Upcoming Event

Nov
2
14:00

Microchips and Europe's strategic autonomy

Per microchips ad strategic autonomy.

Speakers: Piotr Arak, Alicia García-Herrero, Jay Lewis and Niclas Poitiers Topic: Digital economy and innovation, European governance
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Blog Post

Inclusive growth

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.

By: Georgios Petropoulos Topic: Digital economy and innovation, Inclusive growth Date: October 11, 2021
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Upcoming Event

Dec
7-8
00:00

Future of work and inclusive growth - Annual conference

The inaugural conference of the the project Future of Work and Inclusive Growth in Europe.

Speakers: Janine Berg, Stijn Broecke, Mario Mariniello, Laura Nurski, Sharon Parker, Kim Van Sparrentak and Tilman Tacke Topic: Digital economy and innovation Location: Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels
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Podcast

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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Policy Contribution

Inclusive growth

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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Blog Post

Opening up digital platforms and reducing anticompetitive risks

The current convergence in measures to open up digital platforms leaves a door open to some form of international coordination.

By: Georgios Petropoulos Topic: Digital economy and innovation Date: September 22, 2021
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External Publication

Platform mergers and antitrust

Should internet era merger policy differ from industrial era merger policy? This paper was published in Industrial and Corporate Change by Oxford University Press.

By: Geoffrey Parker, Georgios Petropoulos and Marshall Van Alstyne Topic: Digital economy and innovation Date: September 16, 2021
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Blog Post

Inclusive growth

Remote work, EU labour markets and wage inequality

More remote working in the wake of the pandemic could exacerbate wage inequality, with young workers, women and the low educated potentially losing out.

By: Georgios Petropoulos and Tom Schraepen Topic: Digital economy and innovation, Inclusive growth Date: September 14, 2021
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Past Event

Past Event

Academic lecture: International technology competition

Bruegel Annual Meetings, Day 3 - On the final day of the Annual Meetings, our Director Guntram Wolf sits with Keyu Jin to discuss international competition policy.

Speakers: Keyu Jin, J. Scott Marcus and Guntram B. Wolff Topic: Digital economy and innovation Location: Palais des Académies, Rue Ducale 1, Brussels Date: September 3, 2021
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Past Event

Past Event

Brave new digital industrial policy

Bruegel Annual Meetings, Day 2 - In this session our speakers will discuss innovation and digitalisation.

Speakers: Francesca Bria, Kerstin Jorna, Aura Salla, Marietje Schaake and Reinhilde Veugelers Topic: Digital economy and innovation, Inclusive growth Location: Palais des Académies, Rue Ducale 1, Brussels Date: September 2, 2021
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