One of the most exciting tasks of being chairman of Bruegel’s Scientific Council is to help connecting Bruegel even stronger with the academic community.
An example of such a bridge building initiative is Bruegel’s Annual Research Seminar.
The motivation behind the Seminar is to put together a number of inspirational talks, which can stimulate further research and dissemination activities among Bruegel’s scholars.
The Annual Research Seminar 2018 will be held in Brussels on May 28. I’m organizing this event, together with Bruegel's director, Guntram Wolff, and Bruegel's deputy director, Maria Demertzis.
The seminar features presentations by prominent outside speakers, including Eric Bartelsman (VU Amsterdam), Anna Omarini (Bocconi University) and Thomas Philippon (NYU).
There will also be presentations by Bruegel scholars, including Zsolt Darvas, Gregory Claeys and Nicolas Véron.
We also look forward to welcome high-level speakers more directly involved in policy-making, including Commissioner Marco Buti (DG ECFIN) who will give a lunch speech entitled: ”The Reform of EU's Fiscal Rules: Between Centralisation and Decentralisation”.
As an intermezzo, in the early afternoon (12:00-13:00) the Seminar unites with a parallel Bruegel event: "Making Trade Work for All". This event will discuss how we can make trade work for all, focusing on the example of Denmark.
Speakers at this event include Brian Mikkelsen (Minister for Industry, Business and Financial Affairs in Denmark) and Maria Åsenius (Head of Cabinet to Commissioner Malmström, DG Trade).
You can see the programme
here. And you can read more about Bruegel here.
A record of other recently organized conferences can be seen here.