Services in the global economy: analytical tools and policy frontiers

July 11, 2018 @ 9:00 am – July 13, 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 drew from rigorous academic research and distilled relevant concepts and facts from the economics of services. Equipped with such a toolkit, participants engaged 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?



Applications closed



Nick Ashton-Hart | Digital Trade Network, Switzerland
Ingo Borchert | University of Sussex, United Kingdom
Matteo Fiorini | European University Institute, Italy
Bernard Hoekman | European University Institute, Italy
Dominique Njinkeu | African Trade and Sustainable Development, Cameroon
Erik van der Marel | European Centre for International Political Economy & Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium