Conference: European industrial policy in the new global context – September 19-20, 2024

Thursday, September 19, 2024 09:15

Luiss, La Sapienza

Sapienza, Faculty of Economics – Luiss Institute for European Analysis and Policy (LEAP) and Luiss Hub for New Industrial Policy and Economic Governance (LUHNIP)



Location: Sapienza University of Rome, Aula ‘Acquario’, Via del Castro Laurenziano, 9

Morning Session

9:15-9.45 Opening Remarks

Giuseppe Ciccarone (Vice Rector, Sapienza University of Rome)

Giovanni Di Bartolomeo (Dean of the Faculty of Economics, Sapienza University of Rome)

Michele Raitano (Dean of the Department of Economics and Law, Sapienza University of Rome)

Introductory remarks: Dario Guarascio (Sapienza University of Rome) and Donato Di Carlo (Luiss Hub for New Industrial Policy and Economic Governance, LUHNIP)

9:45-10:45 Keynote Speech

Industrial policy and regional development traps in Europe

Ron Boschma (Utrecht University)

10:45 - 11:15 Coffee break

11:15-12:45 Session 1: Technological sovereignty, strategic dependency and Global Value Chain re-configuration

Chair and introduction: Dario Guarascio (Sapienza University of Rome)

GVC reorganization in uncertain time

Giorgia Giovannetti (University of Florence)

EU‘s industrial policy adapting to shifting geo-economics and geo-politics

Michael Landesmann (WIIW)

Navigating a fragmenting global trading system: current status and future directions

Michele Mancini (Bank of Italy)

Trends in European value chains and employment in Europe

Valentina Meliciani (LUISS Institute for European Analysis and Policy)

Discussants: Jelena Reljic (Sapienza University of Rome), Antonello Zanfei (University of Urbino)

12:45 - 14 Lunch Break

Afternoon Session

14:00-15:00 Keynote Speech

Innovations for Europe’s green industrial policy

Reinhilde Veugelers (KU Leuven)

15:00-16:30 Session 2: Industrial Policy in Europe and Italy

Chair and introduction: Mario Pianta (Scuola Normale Superiore)

Industrial policy for innovation: the European case

Chiara Criscuolo (International Finance Corporation)

Science and new developments of Industrial Policy

Patrick Llerena (University of Strasbourg)

Industrial Policy in Europe and Italy: old and new challenges

Giovanni Dosi (Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna)

Renewables pull and restructuring of European heavy industries

Janek Steitz (Dezernat Zukunft)

How to react to Chinese and US industrial policy

Giorgio Prodi (Ferrara University)

Discussants: Francesco Crespi (Roma Tre University), Francesco Zezza (Sapienza University)

16:30 - 17:00 Coffee Break

Concluding Roundtable Day 1 (17:00-18:00) European industrial policy in the new global context Riccardo Crescenzi (London School of Economics)

Simone Vannuccini (Université Côte d’Azur)

Francesca Bria (President, Italian National Innovation Fund)

Cyprien Batut (Institute Avant-garde)

Chair: Maria Savona (LUISS Guido Carli and SPRU)

20:00 Social Dinner

Day 2: “EU INDUSTRIAL POLICY REPORT ” Launch event by the Luiss Hub for New Industrial Policy (LUHNIP)

Location: Luiss Guido Carli University, the Dome

Introduction: institutional greetings (9:15am)

Paolo Boccardelli (Rector, LUISS Guido Carli)

Valentina Meliciani (Director, LUISS Institute for European Analysis and Policy, LEAP)

Donato Di Carlo (Director, Luiss Hub for New Industrial Policy, LUHNIP)

Ludovic Sutter-Sorel (European Macro Policy Network)

Panel 1: Institutions and governance of the new EU industrial policy (9:30 – 11:15)

Learning from the past? What should Europe learn today from its past industrial policy challenges? Dimitri Zurstrassen (LUHNIP) & Sanne van der Lugt (LeidenAsiaCentre)

Enacting industrial policy in a multi-level polity: what legal foundations for the new EU industrial policy and economic governance?

Paul Dermine (Free University of Brussels) & Maria Patrin (University of Florence)

Assessing affinities among the Commission, the ECB and the EIB in the pursuit of EU industrial policy Daniel Mertens (University of Osnabrück) & Matthias Thiemann (Sciences Po)

Governing Data. Challenges and Policy Trade-Offs

Maria Savona (LUISS Guido Carli & SPRU)

The political accountability of the EU’s supranational institutions in the pursuit of industrial policy Sebastian Diessner (Leiden University) & Christy Ann Petit (Dublin City University)

Chair: Reinhilde Veugelers (KU Leuven)

Coffee break (11:15 - 11:45)

Panel 2: The spatial dimension of the new EU industrial policy (11:45-13:15)

United in diversity? Core-periphery dynamics in the new EU industrial policy

Dario Guarascio, Jelena Reljic, Annamaria Simonazzi (Sapienza University of Rome)

Taking the territorial dimension of industrial policy seriously: industrial and cohesion policy in the EU Vassilis Monastiriotis, Riccardo Crescenzi, Tea Gamtkitsulashvili (London School of Economics)

Together we trade, divided we aid: EU industrial policy, state aid, and the loosening of the EU competition regime

Donato Di Carlo (LUHNIP), Andreas Eisl, (Jacques Delors Institute), Dimitri Zurstrassen (LUHNIP)

A continent in search of skills? Aiding the twin transition through skill formation policy

Niccolo Durazzi (University of Edinburgh) ,Patrick Emmenegger (University of St. Gallen), Alina Felder (University of St. Gallen) Chair: Ron Boschma (Utrecht University)

Lunch (13:15-14:30)

Welcome Greetings (14:30-14:40)

Luigi Gubitosi (President, Luiss Guido Carli)

Keynote speech (14:40-15:30)

Assets and Liabilities of a possible EU Strategic Autonomy

Romano Prodi

Panel 3: EU strategic Autonomy in a complex multipolar world (15:30-17:00)

As autonomous as possible, as open as necessary: EU open strategic autonomy in the green and digital value chains

Valentina Meliciani & Filippo Bontadini (LEAP)

The dual challenge of the new EU industrial policy: strengthening competitiveness while enhancing economic security

Paolo Guerrieri (Sciences Po & LEAP) & Pier Carlo Padoan (Unicredit & LEAP)

Energy policy in the EU Alexandre Marin (RIVA Group) EU Defence industrial policy

Samuel Faure (Sciences Po Saint-Germain)

Chair: Michael Landesmann (Wiiw and Johannes Kepler University Linz)

Coffee break (17:00 - 17:30)

Concluding Roundtable Day 2 (17:30-18:30) European Industrial Policies for Open Strategic Autonomy

Francesca Sanna Randaccio (LEAP)

Franco Mosconi (University of Parma)

Marcella Panucci (LUISS Guido Carli, MUR)

Antti Alaja (UTAK)

Chair: Marco Simoni (LUISS Guido Carli)