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Highlights:

Upcoming Events:

Jun
20
Wed
2018
Populism and the globalization backlash: scenarios for the WTO and 21st century trade agreements @ Villa Schifanoia
Jun 20 – Jun 22 all-day

Scientific Coordinators: Chad P. Bown | Peterson Institute, and Bernard Hoekman | European University Institute

Cappella

Villa Schifanoia, Via Boccaccio 121 – Florence

@GlobGovProgram

 

20-22 June 2018

 

INTRODUCTION

The increasingly open, rules-based trading system has been a driver of global economic growth and rising average per capita incomes since 1947. Yet opposition currently confronts the system from a number of different quarters. While some of the concerns arising from populists are ill-founded, other concerns, including adjustment costs and distributional effects of globalization, and the ability to pursue national policy goals – raise important questions for the design of international agreements. Furthermore, the development of complex production relations distributed across many countries seemingly demands cooperation on a variety of regulatory policies at the same time that the populist backlash is arguing for greater national autonomy. Where to draw the lines? This seminar, ‘Populism and the globalization backlash: scenarios for the WTO and 21st century trade agreements’, examines these issues, including a focus on the traditional integration agenda that centers on rule-making by major trading powers on policies that generate negative international spillovers.

 

DRAFT PROGRAMME

APPLY HERE

 

 

Speakers:

Emily Blanchard | Tuck School of Business
Chad P. Bown | Peterson Institute
Bernard Hoekman | European University Institute
Douglas Nelson | Tulane University
Mark Wu | Harvard Law School

 

 

APPLICATIONS

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 8 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: 1 June 2018.

Jul
9
Mon
2018
Empirical Investigations in Services Trade Third Biennial Conference @ Sala Triaria, Villa Schifanoia
Jul 9 – Jul 10 all-day

Call for Papers

Organised by: Trade Policy Research Network, CEPR | Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, EUI, Florence | TEDU-Trade Research Center, Ankara | World Trade Institute, Bern

We invite submissions of papers and expressions of interest in attending the Third Empirical Investigations in Services Trade (EIST) conference. The meeting will take place on July 9-10 in Florence, Italy, hosted by the Global Governance Programme of the Robert Schuman Centre, European University Institute. The theme of the conference is economic analysis of trade and investment in services. We welcome submissions related to any aspect of international trade and investment in services, including empirical analyses of sectoral policy and regulation, trade and investment agreements, labor market adjustment and trade or investment in services, the role of services in value chains and offshoring and analysis using firm-level data.
 
Travel and accommodation expenses will be covered for one author of accepted papers. The meeting is open to attendees who are not presenting papers, subject to space constraints. Participants who are interested in attending must fund their own travel expenses as only limited funding is available.
 
Conference Format: The programme will include 10-12 papers, with one hour per paper devoted to presentation, discussant remarks, and open discussion.  
 
Submissions:
The (draft) papers should be submitted by Sunday 29 April 2018.  Selections will be made and authors notified by May 11. A final conference schedule will be posted on the conference website at the end of May.

The Scientific Committee

Nazire Nergiz Dinçer, TEDU
Matteo Fiorini, EUI
Joseph Francois, University of Bern & CEPR
Bernard Hoekman, EUI & CEPR
Ayça Tekin-Koru, TEDU

Jul
11
Wed
2018
Services in the global economy: analytical tools and policy frontiers @ Villa Schifanoia
Jul 11 @ 9:00 am – Jul 13 @ 1:00 pm

 

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

Cappella

Villa Schifanoia, Via Boccaccio 121 – Florence

@GlobGovProgram

 

11-13 July 2018

 

INTRODUCTION

 

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?

 

DRAFT PROGRAMME

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Speakers:

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

 

APPLICATIONS

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.