The coronavirus (COVID-19) may have lasting effects on the global and the European economies. This online event features a keynote lecture on the environment in which European firms operate and how it may be affected by the pandemic. A high-level panel discussed how COVID-19 may be reshaping international trade and capital flows.
14:30 Registration (Webex)
15:00 Welcome address
Frank Smets, Director General, Directorate General Economics, European Central Bank
Filippo di Mauro, Chairman, CompNet
15:10 Keynote Speech:
"Firms concentration, trade and productivity – recent trends in EU countries and implications of the COVID-19 pandemic"
Marc Melitz, Harvard University
16:00 Policy panel "How is COVID-19 reshaping international trade and capital flows?"
Chair: Philip R. Lane, Member of the Executive Board, European Central Bank
Caroline Freund, Global Director of Trade, Investment and Competitiveness, World Bank
Beata Javorcik, Chief Economist, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Gian Maria Milesi-Ferretti, Deputy Director of the Research Department, International Monetary Fund
17:15 End of event
Ettore Dorrucci, Roberta Serafini, Philipp Meinen (all European Central Bank, Directorate General Economics, Euro Area External Sector and Euro Adoption Division)
Contacts Simone Suckfüll +49 69 1344 6952 Saskia Schwägermann +49 69 1344 6402 CompNet_2020_Annual_Conference@ecb.europa.eu