Thursday 3, September

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Speakers of the day:

3 September 2020
08:00-9:00 CET

THE ROLE OF THE STATE IN THE ECONOMY

Closed door | Not livestreamed

Chair: Reinhilde Veugelers, Senior Fellow, Bruegel

Philipp Steinberg, Director-General of Economic Policy, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, Germany

Olivier Guersent, Director General, European Commission, DG COMP

3 September 2020
09:30-10:30 CET

A NEW SURGE IN INEQUALITY IN THE AFTERMATH OF COVID-19

Public | Livestreamed

Chair: Zsolt Darvas, Senior Fellow, Bruegel

Santina Bertulessi, Deputy Head of Cabinet, Commissioner Nicolas Schmit

Philippe Lamberts, Member of the European Parliament

Martin Sandbu, European Economics Commentator, Financial Times

3 September 2020
12:30-13:30 CET

KEYNOTE: TOGETHER FOR EUROPE'S RECOVERY AND FOR A BETTER, MORE SOVEREIGN EUROPE

Public | Livestreamed

Chair: Guntram Wolff, Bruegel

Olaf Scholz, Minister of finance, Germany

Maria Demertzis, Deputy Director, Bruegel

3 September 2020
13:30-14:30 CET

ASSESSING EUROPEAN AND INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL SYSTEMS

Public | Livestreamed

Chair: Nicolas Veron, Senior Fellow, Bruegel

Elena Carletti, Professor of Finance, Bocconi University

Benoît Cœuré, Head of Innovation Hub, Bank for International Settlements (BIS)

Alexandra Dimitrijevic, Global Head of Research, S&P Global

Martin Merlin, Director - Bank, insurance and financial crime, European Commission, DG FISMA

Pierre Wunsch, Governor, National Bank of Belgium

3 September 2020
14:30-15:45 CET

ECONOMIC RECOVERY IN AFRICA AFTER COVID-19

Public | Livestreamed

Chair: Uri Dadush, Non-Resident Fellow, Bruegel

Keynote: Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, First Female President of Liberia & Nobel Peace Laureate

Koen Doens, Director-General, DG DEVCO

Hafez Ghanem, Vice president, World Bank

Trudi Makhaya, Advisor to the South African President Cyril Ramaphosa

Patricia Obo-Nai, CEO, Vodafone Ghana

3 September 2020
16:00-17:00 CET

CLOSING LECTURE - GOOD ECONOMICS FOR HARDER TIMES

Public | Livestreamed

Esther Duflo, Abdul Latif Jameel Professor of Poverty Alleviation and Development Economics, Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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