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The Annual Research Conference

Organised since 2004, the 2021 edition of the Annual Research Conference (ARC) is co-organised by the Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs (DG ECFIN) and the Joint Research Centre (JRC). The ARC is the forum of excellence where European Institutions exchange knowledge and engage in dialogue with researchers at academic institutions and think tanks, practitioners at civil society organisations and citizens.

This year, DG ECFIN and the JRC invite the European Central Bank (ECB), the European Investment Bank (EIB), Eurofound and Conference participants to chart the European economy post COVID-19, recognising unusual times require unconventional policies. The Conference welcomes the findings of the High-Level Group convened by Commissioner Paolo Gentiloni discussing on the challenges posed to Europe by the post-pandemic economy and society.

Conference participants shall listen to speakers discuss diverse topics such as the unequal effects of the pandemic for citizens, firms and governments, the consequences of the pandemic for value chains, and the pronounced effect it had on school-age children and women. Academic researchers and EU officials shall discuss how the Recovery and Resilience Facility helps the EU emerge stronger and more resilient from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Join us in this year’s knowledge exchange, be informed. Be part of the ARC21.

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Conference on the future of Europe
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The Conference will start at 9h00
Webex Session

Alcide de Gasperi room

9h00 Commissioner Opening Address Commissioner Paolo Gentiloni
9h15 Directors-General Panel Maarten Verwey
Stephen Quest
Lucrezia Reichlin
9h35 Commissioner Address Commissioner Mariya Gabriel
9h50 Keynote Speech Lucrezia Reichlin
16h45 Concluding Panel Marco Buti
Melinda Mills
Debora Revoltella
Benoît Cœuré
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The Conference will start at 11:00
Webex Session

Sicco Mansholt room

  1. 11h00

    Francesco Mongelli

    Mathias Trabandt (Goethe University Frankfurt)
    Inequality in Life and Death
    Discussant Zsófia Bárány (Central European University)

    Anne Epaulard (Dauphine University)
    Will Schumpeter Catch Covid-19?
    Discussant Yu Zheng (Queen Mary University of London)

    Florin Bilbiie (University of Lausanne)
    Aggregate-Demand Amplification of Supply Disruptions: The Entry-Exit Multiplier
    Discussant Vivien Lewis (Bundesbank)
  2. 14h30

    Athanasios Orphanides

    Evi Pappa (Universidad Carlos III / ECFIN Research Fellow)
    What are the likely macroeconomic effects of the EU Recovery plan?
    Discussant Lucia Granelli (ECFIN)

    Stafano Corradin (ECB)
    Euro area sovereign bond risk premia during the Covid-19 pandemic
    Discussant Anastasios Orphanides (MIT Sloan School of Management)

    Olga Croitorov (JRC)
    Post-pandemic monetary-fiscal challenges in the euro area
    Discussant Rafael Wouters (National Bank of Belgium)

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The Conference will start at 11:00
Webex Session

Lord Jenkins room

  1. 11h00

    Sandra Phlippen

    Stela Rubinova (OECD)
    GVC participation and business results: a comparative analysis based on firm level information
    Discussant Tina Golob Šušteršič (National Productivity Board of Slovenia)

    Laurent Maurin (EIB)
    Post Covid-19 Corporate vulnerabilities, risks for the recovery or opportunities for changes?
    Discussant Liza Archanskaia (ECFIN)

    Geoff Kenny (ECB)
    The Covid-19 Crisis and Consumption: Survey Evidence from Six EU Countries
    Discussant Patrick Moran (University of Copenhagen)
  2. 14h30

    Francisco Ferreira

    Nicola Fuchs-Schündeln (Goethe University Frankfurt)
    The Long Term Distributional and Welfare Effects of Covid-19 School Closures
    Discussant Massimiliano Mascherini (EUROFOUND)

    Matthias Doepke (Northwestern University)
    This Time It’s Different: The Role of Women’s Employment in a Pandemic Recession
    Discussant Jolanta Reingarde (EIGE)

    Abigail Adams-Prassl (University of Oxford)
    Inequality in the Impact of the Coronavirus Shock: Evidence from Real Time Surveys
    Discussant Vanda Almeida (JRC)