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Services in the global economy: analytical tools and policy frontiers

11 July 2018 @ 9:00 am – 13 July 2018 @ 1:00 pm Europe/Rome Timezone
Villa Schifanoia
Via Giovanni Boccaccio
121, 50133 Firenze FI
Matthias Kindel


Scientific Coordinators: Matteo Fiorini and Bernard Hoekman | European University Institute


Villa Schifanoia, Via Boccaccio 121 – Florence



11-13 July 2018




The rise of services is a common feature in the way patterns of consumption, production and trade are changing all over the world. Services shape the structure of developed economies and direct the economic transformation that accompanies the process of development. Acquiring the tools to understand the role of services and of related policies in contemporary world economy is a necessary condition for global governance. This executive training will draw from rigorous academic research and distill relevant concepts and facts from the economics of services. Equipped with such a toolkit, participants will engage directly with a number of pressing policy challenges. How can we identify the winners and losers of servicification and design a services-led strategy for sustainable development? How shall we rethink industrial policy, regulations and trade agreements to make sure that modern services sectors and trade will deliver higher welfare to everybody?



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Nick Ashton-Hart | Consensus Optimus, Switzerland
Ingo Borchert | University of Sussex, United Kingdom
Matteo Fiorini | European University Institute, Italy
Bernard Hoekman | European University Institute, Italy
Erik van der Marel | European Centre for International Political Economy & Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium



Executive Training Seminars at the Academy of Global Governance are free of charge. Participants are expected, however, to bear the costs of their travel and accommodation themselves. In order to apply for participation, please fill in the application form before 30 June 2018.

For applicants from the LDCs (as defined by the United Nations) there is a limited number of merit-based scholarships available. Please include a motivation letter in your application. Deadline for scholarship requests: 23 June 2018.