Past Event

Investment and growth in time of climate change

Climate change poses a myriad of policy challenges: To find a proper balance between investing in greenhouse-gas mitigation and investing in avenues for adapting to climate change. The possible trade-off between decarbonisation and economic growth and the need to make climate action as growth-friendly as possible. To clearly identify barriers to climate investment and the […]

Date: Jun 13 - Topic: Digital economy and innovation

Climate change poses a myriad of policy challenges:

  • To find a proper balance between investing in greenhouse-gas mitigation and investing in avenues for adapting to climate change.
  • The possible trade-off between decarbonisation and economic growth and the need to make climate action as growth-friendly as possible.
  • To clearly identify barriers to climate investment and the most appropriate policies to remove them.

These challenges were discussed at the EIB-Bruegel Conference “Investment and Growth in the Time of Climate Change” which will be held at the Palais d’Egmont in Brussels. The conference brought together senior policymakers, public-policy experts, academics and representatives of national and international financial institutions to explore a topic of great importance for European policymaking and the strategic orientation of the European Investment Bank.

Read the report here.

Speakers

  • Werner Hoyer (President of the EIB)
  • Jean Pisani-Ferry (Director of Bruegel)
  • Jos Delbeke (Director-General for Climate Action, European Commission)
  • Philip Lowe (Director-General for Energy, European Commission)
  • Samuel Fankhauser (Professor, London School of Economics)

Event materials

  • Karl Kellner, presentation, A European Commission Perspective on climate-related investment in Energy here
  • Francesco Bosello, presentation, Key issues in balancing the policy mix of mitigation and adaptation measures to address climate change here
  • George Papaconstantinou, presentation, Panel II: Decarbonisation and growth here
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Upcoming Event

Oct
19
14:00

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 Location: Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels
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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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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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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.

Topic: Digital economy and innovation Location: Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels
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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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Blog Post

The great infodemic: time to consider a fake news tax

A content-based tax on the revenue from digital advertising is needed to prevent the monetisation of fake news by both creators and platforms.

By: Georgios Petropoulos Topic: Digital economy and innovation Date: August 26, 2021
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Podcast

Podcast

Are robots taking our jobs?

What will be the impact of automation on the economy? Bruegel's own Giuseppe Porcaro discusses with Aaron Benanav, Laura Nurski, and Alexis Moraitis.

By: The Sound of Economics Topic: Digital economy and innovation, Inclusive growth Date: July 20, 2021
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