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.
|Opening address||Vitor Gaspar, Minister of Finance Portugal
|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|
|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|
|Keynote address||Wolfgang Schäuble, German Federal Minister of Finance
|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|
|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