Nov 2006, Globalization of Services

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

 

Date: November 20, 2006
Time: 09.00–17.00, followed by drinks and refreshments
Venue: Näringslivets Hus, Storgatan 19, Stockholm,
Conference Room Wallenbergaren

Program 
08.30 Registration
09.00 Introduction PowerPoint
Mattias Ganslandt, Ph.D., Research Institute of Industrial Economics

Anders Rune, Chief Economist, The Association of Swedish Engineering Industries

 

09.10 Keynote Speaker: PDF
Mr Sten Tolgfors, Minister for Foreign Trade at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs
09.30

Globalization of IT Services and White-Collar Jobs: The Next Wave of Productivity Growth PowerPoint
Catherine L Mann, Ph.D., Institute for International Economics
Discussant: Henrik Jordahl, Ph.D., Research Institute of Industrial Economics

10.15 Coffee
10.45

Globalization of Services: What Do We Learn from Trade Theory? PDF
James R Markusen, Professor, Department of Economics, University of Colorado at Boulder
Discussant: Rikard Forslid, Professor, Department of Economics, Stockholm University

11.30 Business Perspective: PowerPoint
IBX – Europe's leading provider of services and solutions for efficient purchasing, Peter Lageson, Senior Vice President, IBX Europe
11.50

The Importance of Cross-Border Acquisitions in Services PowerPoint
Lars Persson, Ph.D., Deputy Director of the Research Institute of Industrial Economics
Discussant: Sten Nyberg, Ph.D., Department of Economics, Stockholm University

12.30 Lunch
13.30

High-Tech Tradable Services in the United States: Size, Scope, and Implications PowerPoint
J Bradford Jensen, Ph.D., Institute for International Economics
Discussant: Harry Flam, Professor, Institute for International Economic Studies, Stockholm University

14.15

The Globalization of Intellectual Property PowerPoint
Keith E Maskus, Professor, Department of Economics, University of Colorado at Boulder 
Discussant: Katariina Hakkala, Ph.D., Research Institute of Industrial Economics

15.00 Coffee
15.30

Services Policy Reform and International Trade Agreements PowerPoint
Bernard Hoekman, Ph.D., The World Bank 
Discussant: Pehr-Johan Norbäck, Ph.D., Research Institute of Industrial Economics

16.15 Panel: Internationalization of Services: Implications for a Small Open Economy
Karin Pilsäter, Member of the Swedish Parliament, Chair of the Committee on Industry and Trade

Richard Murray, Chief Economist, Swedish Agency for Public Management

Peter Lageson, Senior Vice President, IBX Europe

Magnus Henrekson, Professor, Director of the Research Institute of Industrial Economics
17.00 Closing of the Conference
17.10 Drinks and Refreshments

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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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