Nov 2006, Globalization of Services

Conference on Globalization of the Production of Services Implications for Small Open Economies

 

 

Keynote speaker, Mr Sten Tolgfors
Minister for Foreign Trade at the
Ministry for Foreign Affairs

 

 

Date

Monday, November 20, 2006

Time 

09.00–17.00, followed by drinks and refreshments, see the program

Venue 

Näringslivets Hus, Conference room: Wallenbergaren, map

Address 

Storgatan 19, Stockholm  

R.S.V.P. 

To register follow this link, or send an e-mail to Elisabeth Gustafsson, by November 13. Please indicate if you wish to attend the lunch and/or the reception after the conference.  

 

Content:

International trade and foreign direct investment in services is increasing rapidly in traditional and new industries. This change influences small open economies significantly and it has a fundamental effect on consumers, producers, employees as well as the public sector. Interesting questions from a small open economy's perspective include the following:

 

How do technology and comparative advantages influence location and efficiency of service-production? 
What are the implications of competition in services for high-skilled and low-skilled labor in OECD-countries?
Which firms and sectors will succeed and which will shrink and disappear?
Which role is played by national policies and bilateral and multilateral agreements?
How does information technology influence the globalization of services and what are the effects for growth and prosperity?

 

Chairman:

Mattias Ganslandt, Ph.D., Research Institute of Industrial Economics

Speakers:

Bernard Hoekman, Ph.D., The World Bank
Peter Lageson, Senior Vice President, IBX Europe
J Bradford Jensen, Ph.D., Institute for International Economics
Catherine L Mann, Ph.D., Institute for International Economics
James R Markusen, Professor, Department of Economics, University of Colorado at Boulder
Keith E Maskus, Professor, Department of Economics, University of Colorado at Boulder
Lars Persson, Ph.D., Deputy Director of the Research Institute of Industrial Economics

Panelists:

Magnus Henrekson, Professor, Director of the Research Institute of Industrial Economics
Peter Lageson, Senior Vice President, IBX Europe
Richard Murray, Chief Economist, Swedish Agency for Public Management
Karin Pilsäter, Member of the Swedish Parliament, Chair of the Swedish Committee on Industry and Trade

 

 

 

Please note that the seminar is free of charge. However, registered participants that do not show up will be charged SEK 500 to cover administration and expenses.

 

Visit www.ifn.se/services for more information about the conference.

Please feel free to distribute this invitation within your network.

 

With financial support from The Association of Swedish Engineering Industries (Teknikforetagen), www.teknikforetagen.se  

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  1. economics of entrepreneurship
  2. globalization and corporate restructuring
  3. economics of the service sector
  4. economics of the electricity markets
  5. economics of institutions and culture.

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