CONFERENCE

Transatlantic Economic Challenges in an Era of Growing Multipolarity

PIIE-Bruegel Conference held at the European School of Management and Technology

Berlin

September 27, 2011


On September 27, 2011, the Peterson Institute and Bruegel hosted a conference in Berlin on the challenges facing transatlantic economic cooperation in an era of growing multipolarity.

Portuguese finance minster Vitor Gaspar gave the opening remarks for the conference, and German finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble delivered the keynote luncheon address.

The policy conference, which is the second under a grant from the European Commission, featured papers from Peterson Institute and Bruegel scholars on three specific topics—the international monetary system, the economic growth outlook, and the transatlantic debt challenge. Each paper was followed by remarks from a European and US discussant, critiquing the papers from his or her own geographic perspective. The conference concluded with a policy panel discussion, featuring representatives of Poland's EU Presidency, the US Treasury, the Bank of England, and the private European banking sector.

The proceedings of the conference have been published as Special Report 22: Transatlantic Economic Challenges in an Era of Growing Multipolarity, edited by Jacob Funk Kirkegaard, Nicolas Véron, and Guntram B. Wolff.


Agenda



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Opening address Vitor Gaspar, Minister of Finance Portugal
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Panel 1: Europe, the United States, and the International Monetary System
Chair Jacob Funk Kirkegaard, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Papers Ignazio Angeloni, Bruegel

André Sapir, Bruegel

Joseph E. Gagnon, Peterson Institute for International Economics
European discussant Otmar Issing, University of Frankfurt, Center for Financial Studies
US discussant Adam S. Posen, Bank of England, Peterson Institute for International Economics


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Panel 2: The Growth Challenge in Europe and the United States
Chair Jean Pisani-Ferry, Bruegel
Papers Zsolt Darvas, Bruegel

Michael Mussa, Peterson Institute for International Economics
European discussant Malgorzata Kaluzynska, Government of Poland
US discussant Rajshri Jayaraman, European School of Management and Technology


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Keynote address Wolfgang Schäuble, German Federal Minister of Finance
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Panel 3: The Debt Challenge in Europe and the United States
Chair Zsolt Darvas, Bruegel
Papers Alan Ahearne, Bruegel

Guntram Wolff, Bruegel

Jacob Funk Kirkegaard, Peterson Institute for International Economics
European discussant Clemens Fuest, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
US discussant Michael Burda, Humboldt University


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Concluding Panel
Chair Guntram Wolff, Bruegel
Discussants Jean Pisani-Ferry, Bruegel

Adam S. Posen, Bank of England and Peterson Institute for International Economics

Antonio Cortina, Banco Santander

Malgorzata Kaluzynska, Government of Poland

Charles Collyns, US Treasury



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