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European Economic Policy Forum

Workshop: E.U.-U.S.A. – A shriveling Wertegemeinschaft?


October 15, 2018
12:00pm - 5:00pm

European Economic Policy Forum

Workshop: E.U.-U.S.A. – A shriveling Wertegemeinschaft?


October 15, 2018
12:00pm - 5:00pm
October 15, 2018
12:00pm - 5:00pm

Participation in this workshop is by invitation only.

About

The post WWII ‘liberal order’ is fracturing in its Northern-Atlantic core: Doubt has been cast on NATO’s unequivocal readiness to stand together. Trade across the Atlantic, characterized by substantial (and perpetual) balances, is understood as unfair. The U.K. is struggling to leave the European Union. And within EU-Europe, to simplify, two cleavages become ever more prominent: Between North and South about issues of fiscal (and monetary) policy, and between East and West on how to respond to the migration crisis. The latter, itself, is significantly related to failed efforts at ‘nation-building’ in the Middle East, Europe’s near neighborhood. Finally, euro area member states cannot measure up to the task of making their union crisis-resilient.

In this workshop, speakers will discuss these deeply interrelated topics. Each session starts with an impulse (15 to 20 minutes), followed by three discussants (10 minutes), then opening to participants’ contributions. The discussions will be chaired Hans-Helmut Kotz (CES) and Dante Roscini (Harvard Business School).


Shared values, more than shared interests?

Sigmar Gabriel (CES John F. Kennedy Memorial Policy Fellow & Member of the Deutsche Bundestag)

Discussant: Janusz Reiter (Center for International Relations, Warszaw)

Why is the community of shared values shrinking? Is it?

Harold James (Princeton University)

Discussants: Mary Elise Sarotte (Johns Hopkins SAIS), Eric Nelson (Harvard), Sofia Perez (Boston University)

Trade (im-)balances and délocalization – and their political fall-out

Gabriel Felbermayr (CESifo and LMU, Munich)

Discussants: Robert Z. Lawrence (Harvard Kennedy School), Christopher Smart (Barings Asset Management, Boston), Christian Keller (Barclays, London)

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