Annual Research Conference 2021

Topics: Events

Tags: COVID-19

    15/11/2021 - 17:00
    Belgium, Brussels
    16/11/2021 - 00:45
    Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs (DG ECFIN),Joint Research Centre (JRC)

Organised since 2004, the 2021 edition of the Annual Research Conference (ARC) is co-organised by the Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs (DG ECFIN) and the Joint Research Centre (JRC). The ARC is the forum of excellence where European Institutions exchange knowledge and engage in dialogue with researchers at academic institutions and think tanks, practitioners at civil society organisations and citizens.

This year, DG ECFIN and the JRC invite the European Central Bank (ECB), the European Investment Bank (EIB), Eurofound and Conference participants to chart the European economy post COVID-19, recognising unusual times require unconventional policies. The Conference welcomes the findings of the High-Level Group convened by Commissioner Paolo Gentiloni discussing on the challenges posed to Europe by the post-pandemic economy and society.

Conference participants shall listen to speakers discuss diverse topics such as the unequal effects of the pandemic for citizens, firms and governments, the consequences of the pandemic for value chains, and the pronounced effect it had on school-age children and women. Academic researchers and EU officials shall discuss how the Recovery and Resilience Facility helps the EU emerge stronger and more resilient from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Join us in this year’s knowledge exchange, be informed. Be part of the ARC21.

The Conference will start at 17h00

Webex Session

Alcide de Gasperi room 

17h00 Opening Commissioner Paolo Gentiloni
17h15 Directors-General Panel

Maarten Verwey

Stephen Quest

Lucrezia Reichlin

Commissioner Address
Commissioner Mariya Gabriel
Keynote Speech
Lucrezia Reichlin
00h45 Concluding Panel

Marco Buti

Melinda Mills

Debora Revoltella

Benoît Cœuré


The Conference will start at 19:00

 Webex Session

Sicco Mansholt room 


Business dynamics, innovation and inequality


Francesco Mongelli

Mathias Trabandt (Goethe University Frankfurt)

Inequality in Life and Death

Discussant Zsófia Bárány (Central European University)

Anne Epaulard (Dauphine University)

Will Schumpeter Catch Covid-19?

Discussant Yu Zheng (Queen Mary University of London)

Florin Bilbiie (University of Lausanne)

Aggregate-Demand Amplification of Supply Disruptions: The Entry-Exit Multiplier

Discussant Vivien Lewis (Bundesbank)


Policy challenges and the recovery


Athanasios Orphanides

Evi Pappa (Universidad Carlos III / ECFIN Research Fellow)

What are the likely macroeconomic effects of the EU Recovery plan?

Discussant Lucia Granelli (ECFIN)

Stafano Corradin (ECB)

Euro area sovereign bond risk premia during the Covid-19 pandemic

Discussant Anastasios Orphanides (MIT Sloan School of Management)

Olga Croitorov (JRC)

Post-pandemic monetary-fiscal challenges in the euro area

Discussant Rafael Wouters (National Bank of Belgium)


The Conference will start at 19:00

Webex Session

Lord Jenkins room


Corporate and consumer responses


Sandra Phlippen

Stela Rubinova (OECD)

GVC participation and business results: a comparative analysis based on firm level information

Discussant Tina Golob Šušteršič (National Productivity Board of Slovenia)

Laurent Maurin (EIB)

Post Covid-19 Corporate vulnerabilities, risks for the recovery or opportunities for changes?

Discussant Liza Archanskaia (ECFIN)

Geoff Kenny (ECB)

The Covid-19 Crisis and Consumption: Survey Evidence from Six EU Countries

Discussant Patrick Moran (University of Copenhagen)


Social implications


Francisco Ferreira

Nicola Fuchs-Schündeln (Goethe University Frankfurt)

The Long Term Distributional and Welfare Effects of Covid-19 School Closures

Discussant Massimiliano Mascherini (EUROFOUND)

Matthias Doepke (Northwestern University)

This Time It’s Different: The Role of Women’s Employment in a Pandemic Recession

Discussant Jolanta Reingarde (EIGE)

Abigail Adams-Prassl (University of Oxford)

Inequality in the Impact of the Coronavirus Shock: Evidence from Real Time Surveys

Discussant Vanda Almeida (JRC)