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Conference on the Economics of State Aid Control

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23 September 2015, Brussels


In Cooperation with: 
Vrije Universiteit Brussel

If you have any questions in regards to the programme of the upcoming conference or would like to get more information about it please contact Anya Zuschke.


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One-day conference on the role of economics in State aid control, combining presentations on the common principles, such as incentive effect and evaluation,  and presentations on specific objectives, such as energy aid and regional aid.
 

8:00–9:00                                       Registration

9:00–9:15          

Welcome & Introduction

Wolfgang ANDREAE, Lexxion Publisher, Berlin and Brussels
Paul De KNOP, Rector, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels


9:15–10:00                  

Opening Keynote (incl. Discussion and Q&A)
  Gert-Jan KOOPMAN, Deputy Director General State Aid, 
DG Competition, European Commission, Brussels

Chair:
Caroline BUTS,
 Vrije Universiteit Brussel; Managing Editor of European State Aid Law Quarterly

10:00–10:30

Coffee break & networking


10:30–12:15

Session I: The Role of Economics in State Aid Control

 
  • Which role does Economics play in State Aid Control?
  • Why do we have to be aware of the Economic Aspects of State Aid Control?
  • What are the Requirements Arising from the State Aid Modernisation (SAM)?
    Discussion and Q&A
 

Chair:
Penelope PAPANDROPOULOS
, Chief Economist Team, DG Competition, European Commission, Brussels

Speakers:
Kai-Uwe KÜHN,
 Associate Professor of Economics, University of Michigan; Senior Consultant to CRA Brussels 

James KAVANAGH, 
Partner, Oxera Consulting, London

Discussant: 
Elisabetta RIGHINI,
 Visiting Professor, King´s College London, Former Member of Cabinet of Vice-president Joaquín Almunia at European Commission, Brussels

12:15–13:30 Lunch & networking


13:30-15:00 


Session II: Common Principles of State aid control

 
  • Evaluation of State aid measures
  • Incentive Effect 
    Discussion and Q&A
  Chair:
Andreas BARTOSCH,
Lutz | Abel, Brussels

Speakers: 
Vincent VEROUDEN,
 Director at the Brussels office of E.CA Economics, Brussels

Phedon NICOLAIDES,
 Professor at the College of Europe and at the University of Maastricht; Academic Director at Lexxion Training

Discussant:  
Erika SZYSZCZAK,
 Professor of Law, University of Sussex, Brighton

15:00-15:30 Coffee break & networking


15:30-17:00

Session III: Economic Thoughts on State Aid in Specific Areas

 
  • Economic analysis of Regional Aid
  • Economic analysis of Energy Aid
    Discussion and Q&A
  Chair: 
Isabel TAYLOR
, Slaughter and May, London

Speakers: 
Lorenzo COPPI, 
Executive Vice President and Head the Compass Lexecon’s Brussels office, Brussels

Koert Van BUIREN,
Deputy Director of SEO, Amsterdam

Fiona WISHLADE
, Director, European Policies Research Centre, Strathclyde University, Glasgow

Discussant: 
Leigh HANCHER, 
Tilburg University, Allen & Overy, Amsterdam; Editorial Board of European State Aid Law Quarterly

17:00-17:30 Closing

Karen DONDERS, 
Professor, Vrije Universiteit Brussel

17:30 End of the Conference

From 17:30 Cocktail and networking

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If you were unable to make it to the conference, you may want to order a copy of the printed material including the access data to all presentations shown during the event. The price is € 199,- (excl. VAT).
If interested, please contact Anya Zuschke

 

 

 

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