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Industrial Economics Day - 15/12/2014

The Commission is organizing its first Industrial Economics Day on Monday December 15th 2014 in Brussels. It will gather world-leading thinkers for a day of open debates on Industrial Policy.


Event date:15/12 > 15/12/2014Add to your calendar
Location:Centre de conférences Albert Borschette
Rue Froissart 36 - 1040 Bruxelles - (Belgium)

As a new Commission is taking office, it is time to think about the future of the European industry. Can industry contribute to put Europe on a new path of growth? Which conditions should be met for Europe to remain a global industrial leader? What jobs will be created by tomorrow's industry? The draft programme is as follow:

09:30 – Which industrial policy for Europe?

Keynote speech from Dani Rodrik (IAS, Princeton)

10:45 – New industrial policy: what works?

Kai-Uwe Kühn (University of Michigan)
Antonio Andreoni (University of Cambridge and SOAS)
Karl Aiginger (Vienna University)
Catherine Mann (OECD Chief Economist)

14:15 – Smart Industry: how can Europe succeed in the new technological age?

Andy Neely (University of Cambridge)
Massimo Colombo (Politecnico Milan)
Antonio Andreoni (University of Cambridge and SOAS)

16:00 – What jobs in a reindustrialized Europe?

Maarten Goos (University of Leuven)
Werner Eichhorst (Universities of Tuebingen and Konstanz)
Carlo Altomonte (University of Bocconi)

Coffee, lunch and cocktail will be served to all participants.

The event will be web-streamed.

Registration will be available soon.

Draft programme  [197 KB]


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