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Europe’s Covid crisis response: what have we learned from the financial crisis?

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  • Wed 24 Feb 2021 17.00 - 18.00
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The Covid-19 crisis has hit European countries hard, but has also elicited an innovative policy response at EU level, breaking in many ways with previous practice in terms of both tools and institutional arrangements. Does the policy response simply reflect the different nature of the crisis at hand? To what extent does it also incorporate lessons learned from the financial crisis? Is it appropriate and adequate for the problems the EU is facing? And will it fundamentally change EU economic governance? This #FlorenceLive edition will discuss these questions based on a presentation by Marco Buti, Head of Cabinet of Commissioner Paolo Gentiloni at the European Commission. Brigid Laffan, Director of the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at the EUI and Adam Posen, President of the Peterson Institute for International Economics, will act as discussants, while the session will be moderated by George Papaconstantinou, Professor of International Political Economy, at the School of Transnational Governance of the EUI.

Discussants:

  • Marco Buti is Head of Cabinet of Commissioner Paolo Gentiloni who is responsible for economic affairs and taxation. He was previously Director General for Economic and Financial Affairs at the European Commission. He was educated at the Universities of Florence and Oxford. He has been visiting professor at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, the University of Florence and at the EUI. He has published extensively on the Economic and Monetary Union, macroeconomic policies, structural reforms, the welfare state, and unemployment.
  • Brigid Laffan is Director and Professor at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at the European University Institute. She is a political scientist with a distinguished academic career and an important voice in policy-making in Europe. Before joining the EUI, Prof. Laffan was Professor of European Politics at the School of Politics and International Relations of University College Dublin and the founding director of the Dublin European Institute. In November 2018 she was ranked among the women who shape Europe by POLITICO.
  • Adam S. Posen has been president of the Peterson Institute for International Economics since January 2013. Over his career, he has contributed to research and public policy regarding monetary and fiscal policies in the G-20, the challenges of European integration since the adoption of the euro, China-US economic relations, and developing new approaches to financial recovery and stability. During Dr. Posen's presidency, the Peterson Institute has won global recognition as the leading independent think tank in international economics.

Moderator:

  • George Papaconstantinou is Professor of International Political Economy at the School of Transnational Governance of the EUI and Director of the School's executive education. He is an economist with a Ph.D. from the LSE. He has served as Minister of Finance and Minister of Energy and Environment in Greece, as well as Member of Parliament and Member of the European Parliament. In the earlier part of his career, he was a senior economist at the OECD. He has written extensively on the Greek and Eurozone crisis.

The event will be livestreamed on youtube. No registration is required.

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  Online - https://youtu.be/nMsvbfWKOdE

The Covid-19 crisis has hit European countries hard, but has also elicited an innovative policy response at EU level, breaking in many ways with previous practice in terms of both tools and institutional arrangements. Does the policy response simply reflect the different nature of the crisis at hand? To what extent does it also incorporate lessons learned from the financial crisis? Is it appropriate and adequate for the problems the EU is facing? And will it fundamentally change EU economic governance? This #FlorenceLive edition will discuss these questions based on a presentation by Marco Buti, Head of Cabinet of Commissioner Paolo Gentiloni at the European Commission. Brigid Laffan, Director of the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at the EUI and Adam Posen, President of the Peterson Institute for International Economics, will act as discussants, while the session will be moderated by George Papaconstantinou, Professor of International Political Economy, at the School of Transnational Governance of the EUI.

Discussants:

  • Marco Buti is Head of Cabinet of Commissioner Paolo Gentiloni who is responsible for economic affairs and taxation. He was previously Director General for Economic and Financial Affairs at the European Commission. He was educated at the Universities of Florence and Oxford. He has been visiting professor at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, the University of Florence and at the EUI. He has published extensively on the Economic and Monetary Union, macroeconomic policies, structural reforms, the welfare state, and unemployment.
  • Brigid Laffan is Director and Professor at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at the European University Institute. She is a political scientist with a distinguished academic career and an important voice in policy-making in Europe. Before joining the EUI, Prof. Laffan was Professor of European Politics at the School of Politics and International Relations of University College Dublin and the founding director of the Dublin European Institute. In November 2018 she was ranked among the women who shape Europe by POLITICO.
  • Adam S. Posen has been president of the Peterson Institute for International Economics since January 2013. Over his career, he has contributed to research and public policy regarding monetary and fiscal policies in the G-20, the challenges of European integration since the adoption of the euro, China-US economic relations, and developing new approaches to financial recovery and stability. During Dr. Posen's presidency, the Peterson Institute has won global recognition as the leading independent think tank in international economics.

Moderator:

  • George Papaconstantinou is Professor of International Political Economy at the School of Transnational Governance of the EUI and Director of the School's executive education. He is an economist with a Ph.D. from the LSE. He has served as Minister of Finance and Minister of Energy and Environment in Greece, as well as Member of Parliament and Member of the European Parliament. In the earlier part of his career, he was a senior economist at the OECD. He has written extensively on the Greek and Eurozone crisis.

The event will be livestreamed on youtube. No registration is required.


Location:
Online - https://youtu.be/nMsvbfWKOdE

Affiliation:
School of Transnational Governance

Type:
Special Event

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