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Annual research conference 2019 - Economic challenges of the 2020s, Brussel

Atomium in Brussel.
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datum 15 november 2019
plaats Brussel, België
locatie Brussels, Belgium Toon locatie
aanwezigen P. (Paolo) Gentiloni e.a.
organisatie Europese Commissie (EC)

At DG ECFIN's Annual Research Conference held on 15 November, about 100 participants from research and policy-making circles discussed the theme: "Economic challenges of the 2020s".

Summary

Professor Paul Collier (University of Oxford) started the day with his distinguished ECFIN Lecture on “The future of capitalism”. He said we should heal the rifts between booming metropoles and broken regions and that we also need social convergence: the least successful regions and people need to catch up with the most successful.

Three subsequent sessions were devoted to specific sub-themes looking into (i) market structures and income distribution; (ii) the future proofing fiscal policies; and (iii) Europe’s role in a changing global economy.

Commissioner-designate for Economy, Paolo Gentiloni, addressed the audience by marking the most important economic challenges Europe has to tackle. He said Europe would need ‘a new approach’ to tackle the economic slowdown and future challenges and that Europe should reflect on how best to adapt its economic and fiscal surveillance framework. Europe has the potential to be a strong player on the world stage and needs to step up if it wants to be more than a mere spectator in a world determined by others, he said.

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Annual Research Conference 2019 - Economic challenges of the 2020s

Presentations

Session I: Market structures and income distribution

The Great Reversal - Thomas Philippon

15 November 2019

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Market Power under Heterogeneous Financial Frictions - Carlo Altomonte

15 November 2019

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Market structures and income distribution A discussion - Chiara Criscuolo

15 November 2019

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Robots and the rise of European superstar firms - Jens Suedekum

15 November 2019

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Session II: Future-proofing fiscal policies

Revisiting the EU fiscal framework in an era of low interest rates - Olivier Blanchard

15 November 2019

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Revisiting the EU fiscal framework in an era of low interest rates - Session discussion by Roel Beetsma

15 November 2019

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Future-proofing fiscal policies: Caution and robustness - Volker Wieland

15 November 2019

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Panel: Europe’s role in a changing global economy

Europe’s role in a changing global economy - Philip Lane

15 November 2019

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Europe’s Role in a Changing World - Beatrice Weder di Mauro

15 November 2019

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paolo_gentiloni.mp4

 

paul_collier.mp4

 

thomas_philippon.mp4

 

blanchard.mp4

 

schratzenstaller.mp4

 

boone.mp4

 

lane.mp4

 

beatrice_weder_di_mauro_new.mp4

 

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Agenda

  • 09.15 - 09.30 (Europe/Brussels)

    Welcome and introduction to the conference

    Paolo Gentiloni (Commissioner-designate)

  • 09.30 - 11.00

    Distinguished ECFIN Lecture

    Paul Collier (Oxford)

    The Future of Capitalism

    General discussion

  • 11.00 - 11.30

    Coffee break

  • 11.30 - 13.00

    Session I: Market structures and income distribution

    Pure rents and the profit share, market power concentration, rates of return, inequality of income and wealth, skills/digital divide, institutions and regulations

    Chair: Mary Veronica Tovsak Pleterski (DG ECFIN)

    Lead speaker: Thomas Philippon (New York)

    Discussion panel: Carlo Altomonte (Bocconi), Chiara Criscuolo (OECD), Jens Suedekum (DICE)

  • 13.00 - 14.00

    Lunch break

  • 14.00 - 15.30

    Session II: Future-proofing fiscal policies

    Demographics, productivity and investment, safe assets, public investment needs and the costs of debt, Musgrave+ assignments in going grey, green and digital

    Chair: Declan Costello (DG ECFIN)

    Lead speaker: Olivier Blanchard (PIIE, Washington)

    Discussion panel: Roel Beetsma (Amsterdam), Margit Schratzenstaller (Vienna), Volker Wieland (Frankfurt)

  • 15.30 - 16.00

    Coffee break

  • 16.30 - 17.30

    Panel: Europe’s role in a changing global economy

    The future of multilateralism in the world economy, reshuffling of economic gravity centres, competition and taxation issues, role of the euro, EU homework assignments

    Chair: Marco Buti, DG ECFIN

    Panellists: Laurence Boone (OECD), Philip Lane (ECB), Klaus Regling(ESM), Beatrice Weder di Mauro (CEPR)

    General discussion

  • 17.30 - 17.45

    Close of conference

Practical information

When

15 November 2019, 9.15 - 17.45 (CET)

Where

Charlemagne Building

Rue de la Loi 170

1000 Brussels

Belgium

Organiser

Economic and Financial Affairs


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Europese Commissie (EC)

Deze instelling van de Europese Unie kan worden beschouwd als het 'dagelijks bestuur' van de EU. De leden van de Europese Commissie worden 'Eurocommissarissen' genoemd. Elke Eurocommissaris is verantwoordelijk voor één of meerdere beleidsgebieden. Momenteel zijn er 28 Eurocommissarissen, voor elke lidstaat één. Samen vormen zij het college van Eurocommissarissen. De Eurocommissarissen moeten het belang van de Europese Unie als geheel behartigen, niet dat van hun eigen land.

De Europese Commissie mag als enige EU-instelling wetsvoorstellen indienen; zij heeft het zogenaamde recht van initatief. Daarnaast controleert de Commissie of de Europese wetgeving juist wordt toegepast in de lidstaten, onderhandelt zij in internationale organisaties als de Wereldhandelsorganisatie (WTO) over de handel van de Unie met het 'buitenland' en is zij verantwoordelijk voor het beheer van de Europese begroting van ongeveer 140 miljard euro per jaar.

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