2001 – EU enlargement and market integration

Program: EU enlargement and market integration

Stockholm, April 4-5, 2001
Waxholms Hotell

Organizing committee: Mattias Ganslandt, Henrik Braconier, Lars Persson


Wednesday, April 4, 2001 - Enlargement, trade and M&A

12,00 Arrival and check-in at Waxholms Hotell

13,00 Lunch

14,30 Opening remarks

15,00 Session 1 - Enlargement and trade

Jim Markusen
How is knowledge transferred? Trade and FDI in intermediate producer services.
Discussant: Anders Hoffman

Kamal Saggi
Exporting versus Direct Investment under Local Sourcing.
Discussant: Dieter Urban

16,30 Coffee

17,00 Session 2 - Enlargement and M&A

Kjetil Bjorvatn

Mode of entry: Exports, greenfield, or acquisition
Discussant: Erik Berglöf

Lars Persson
Who Benefits from Cross-Border M&As? Investment Liberalization in Developing Countries
Discussant: Monika Schnitzer

18,45 Mats Hallgren: Enlargement- Priority for Swedens presidency.

Mats Hallgren is a freelance journalist and has from Brussels covered
EU-affairs since 1985. He works regularly for Svenska Dagbladet but
appears as a commentator for Swedish Radio and Television. He lectures
at The Swedish Press Institute and monitors EU-affairs for Skandinaviska
Enskilda Banken.

19,30 Refreshments

19,45 Dinner at Waxholms Hotell

Thursday, April 5, 2001 - Labor markets and regional integration

8,00 Breakfast

9,30 Session 3 - Enlargement and labor markets

Henry Overman
Unemployment clusters across European Regions and Countries
Discussant: Richard Friberg

Hylke Vandenbussche
Trade, FDI and Unions
Discussant: Anna Falzoni

11,00 Coffee

11,30 Session 4 - Enlargement and wages

Henrik Braconier and Karolina Ekholm

Competition for Multinational Activity in Europe: The Role Played by Wages and Market Size
Discussant: Dalia Marin

Karen Helene Midelfart Knarvik
Relative Wages and Trade-Induced Changes in Technology
Discussant: Mattias Ganslandt

13,00 Lunch

14,15 Photograph

14,30 Session 5 - Enlargement and regional integration

Peter Neary
Foreign Competition and Wage Inequality
Discussant: Henrik Horn

Shabtai Donnenfeld
Regional Blocs and FDI
Discussant: Harry Flam

16,00 End of academic program

17,00 Boat-trip to Stockholm

18,30 Guided tour at the Modern Museum of Art

19,30 Dinner at Restaurant Kantin Mondeo at MMA

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