MULTILATERALISM



MULTILATERALISM – PLENARY
The global battle over data?

11:40-12:20 (CEST)– 6 May 2021

Introduction

Giacomo Calzolari, Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, EUI

Conversation between

Margrethe Vestager, Executive Vice-President for a Europe Fit for the Digital Age, European Commission and Méabh Mc Mahon, Europe Correspondent, Euronews

Q&A with

Francisco de Abreu Duarte, PhD researcher in Law, EUI

Martina Ferracane, Max Weber Fellow, EUI

Philip Hanspach, PhD researcher in Economics, EUI


MULTILATERALISM
Addressing international spillover effects of subsidy programs

18:55 – 19:45 CEST – 6 May 2021

Moderator

Bernard Hoekman, Robert Schuman Chair and Dean of External Relations, EUI

Speakers

Simon Evenett, Professor of International Trade and Economic Development, University of St. Gallen and Director, Global Trade Alert

Caroline Freund, Global Director, Trade, Investment and Competitiveness, World Bank

Pierre Regibeau, Chief Competition Economist, Directorate-General for Competition, European Commission

Since the Global Financial Crisis in 2008, G20 countries have relied extensively on a variety of tax-subsidy instruments to support domestic firms and sectors. COVID-19 has led to a further increase in subsidisation. Spillovers associated with subsidy programmes and the behaviour of state-owned or state-controlled enterprises have become a major source of trade tension. This panel will discuss options for managing the competitive effects of subsidies in and outside the World Trade Organization.

Related research on international spillover effects of subsidy programs


MULTILATERALISM
Regulating the global digital economy: What role for international cooperation?

19:50 – 20:50 CEST – 6 May 2021

Moderator

Giacomo Calzolari, Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, EUI

Speakers

Vincenzo Amendola, Undersecretary of State for European Affairs, Italy

Cristina Caffarra, Senior Consultant to Charles River Associates in Europe, Charles River Associates

Ziyang David Fan, Head of Digital Trade, World Economic Forum LLC

Marietje Schaake, International Policy Director at the Cyber Policy Center, Stanford University

Andreas Schwab, MEP, European Parliament

New regulations for digital markets have been implemented in many countries and many others are being developed. The EU is discussing a new Digital Market Act (DMA), a regulation package to shape the future of the digital economy in Europe which will have far reaching implications not least for online platforms and marketplaces. This panel will explore how these regulations will set standards in digital markets and will affect relations with non-European countries and companies.


MULTILATERALISM

10:30 – 11:05 CEST – 7 May 2021

Introduction

Bernard Hoekman, Robert Schuman Chair, Dean of External Relations, EUI

Conversation between

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Director-General, World Trade Organization and Sasha Vakulina, Business Editor, Euronews 

Q&A with

Martina Ferracane, Max Weber Fellow, EUI

Related research on trade cooperation and the WTO