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Economics of Multilevel Governance in an International Context – 16-19 November 2011

Academy of Global Governance

What Participants Say….

“The Executive Seminar was organised in a very well way. All professors were highly skilled and their presentations were very effective and interesting. I would like to thank the Academy of the Global Governance for the possibility to take part in this seminar.”

Ludmila Vozna Zhytomyr (State Technological University)

“A well organised seminar for executive participants, that offers deep Knowledge as well as the possibility to rise questions for the Global Governance issues and challenges of our days.”

Spiros Economou (Embassy of Greece)

“The Academy of Global Governance is a challenging programme that lives up to its ambition to provide an excellent forum for training and experience.”

Mariuzs Maciejewski (European Parliament)

International and global governance rely today on a complex web of relationships among a wide diversity of regulators and stakeholders: national governments, firms, IGOs, NGOs, activists groups, and all kind of non-State actors.

By focusing on contrasted domains where this diversity is at play — namely energy, the Internet and information society, finance, and scientific resources — the Executive Seminar explored the economics and politics of heterarchic systems of governance.

In those systems, efficiency does not result from a clear hierarchy of norms, but draws from open competition and cooperation among various types of regulators. The point is obviously that possible drawbacks of heterarchic system are lack of consistency, captures by coalitions of stakeholders, risks of systemic failures.

The various speakers investigated the current dynamics at play. One of the aim of the Seminar was to discuss the respective role of alternative stakeholders in different contexts and to compare experiences to see if there are institutional design better able to control for the major risks, or more able to boost opportunities, in matter of international and global governance. In that context the possible respective role and necessary re-shaping of national states and of inter-governmental bodies were especially discussed.





Eric Brousseau (Paris Dauphine University- EUI) “Economics of Institutions and Governance: The state of the art”

Tom Dedeurwaerdere (Université Catholique de Louvain): “Governing International Commons: Sharing genetic and other scientific and knowledge resources”

Jean-Michel Glachant and Nicole Ahner (European University Institute) “Securing energy supply – who is taking care within the EU’s multilevel governance regime?”

Meryem Marzouki (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique) “Internet, Telecommunication, security and fundamental rights”

Pippo Ranci (Università Cattolica di Milano) “The “new” regulation of energy utilities in Italy and Europe”

Jérôme Sgard (Centre d’Etudes et de Recherches Internationales – Science Po) “Financial and Monetary Regulation”




Eric Brousseau – Economics of Institutions …
Tom Dedeurwaerde – …
Meryem Marzouki – Internet, ….
Pippo Ranci – The “new” …