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2020 Annual Conference of the Global Forum on Productivity

 

 “Market Dynamics, Competition and the Role of Industrial Policy in the Context of the COVID-19 Crisis”

Organised jointly with the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

 

FLAGSHIP ONLINE EVENT (8 DECEMBER 2020)

GFP WEEK - OPEN WEBINAR SERIES (30 NOVEMBER, 2 DECEMBER, 3 DECEMBER)

 

  Virtual Interactive Events

 

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In order to guarantee the health and safety of all our guests, the 2020 Annual Conference of the GFP has been remodelled to be fully accessible for remote guests. To maximise participation in our event, we will hold a GFP Week (30 November, 2 and 3 December), during which a series of open webinars with leading experts on productivity will be held for the broader community of policymakers and researchers. These webinars will culminate in a Flagship Online Event held on 8 December 2020.

 

BACKGROUND MATERIALS

Draft agenda

Speakers' biographies

REGISTRATION

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BACKGROUND

Digital technologies and business models drive productivity growth and are key to job creation and prosperity. However, they can also create “winner takes most” dynamics, market concentration and rising productivity gaps across firms. How do these developments affect market dynamics and competition in interconnected economies and what role can modern industrial policy play to promote structural change while maintaining a “level playing field” to ensure fair competition in global markets? The COVID-19 pandemic is likely to have an accelerating effect on these already ongoing structural changes. Against this background, government action becomes even more important and policy dialogue around these topics is more timely than ever.

 

CONTACT

For questions regarding registrations please contact GFP2020-Berlin@bmwi-registrierung.de

For any other questions please contact Productivity@oecd.org

 

PARTICIPANTS AND SPEAKERS

The conference will bring together high-level policy makers, top academics and experts on productivity. The event will be a unique opportunity to discuss these difficult topics and reflect on how they are shaped by economic crisis following the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Peter Altmaier (Minister, BMWi), and Ángel Gurría (Secretary-General, OECD), will open the Flagship Event. Keynotes and panellists throughout the event will include Philippe Aghion (College de France), Ufuk Akcigit (University of Chicago), Thomas Philippon (NYU Stern), Diane Coyle (University of Cambridge), Cristina Caffarra (Charles River Associates), Jason Furman (Harvard), Chad Bown (Peterson Institute), Jean Pisani-Ferry (Sciences Po) and many others.

 

   

 

 

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