Seminars and conferences 2012-2017

    • Laurence Tubiana on climate finance and politics

      “The EU should be a laboratory of change and drive ambition in line with the Paris Agreement” said Laurence Tubiana CEO of the European Climate Foundation, professor at Sciences Po and chief architect of the first-ever universal, legally binding global climate deal at an EIB Institute seminar.

    • Machines need a human touch

      “Machines need a human touch to ask the right questions” said Surajeet Ghosh, Head of EU Analytics at Amazon – Kindle at a seminar organised by the EIB Institute about machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence that provides the ability to learn to computers which have not previously been programmed for the acquired skill.

    • Mobilising finance for climate change

      “The longer you wait (to tackle climate change) the harder and the more expensive it gets” said Professor Jim Skea, Imperial College, London, co-Chair of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Working Group III (Mitigation) at an EIB Institute seminar.

    • Why manufacturing still matters

      Despite the rise in services, manufacturing is still the hotbed of innovation and productivity in today’s economy, said Professor Murat Yülek, Director of the Center for Industrial Policy and Development, Istanbul Commerce University, at an EIB Institute seminar.

    • Fostering integration in South East Europe

      Why does South East Europe appear to be so unstable? because there is still a “lack of democracy and of democratic institutions” said Zvezdana Kovac, Executive Director of the Centre for Democracy and Reconciliation in South East Europe (CDRSEE) at a seminar organised by the EIB Institute.

    • “Africanistan”: the triple challenge posed by Sub-Saharan Africa

      In 2050, Africa will be more populated than China but the young working age population will be three times larger, said Serge Michailof, from the French Institute for International and Strategic Affairs, IRIS, and former Head of Operations at Agence Française de Développement, at an EIB Institute seminar

    • Shocking aspects of monetary union

      The crisis initiated in 2007-2008 has highlighted the sub-optimal nature of the Eurozone as an optimal currency area (OCA), says Bernard Fingleton, Director of research in the Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge, and laureate of the EIB-ERSA (European Regional Science Association) Prize 2016.

    • Shareholder vs. stakeholder: How is governance culture changing in Europe?

      Should firms focus more on their shareholders, who own them, or on their stakeholders? What is the state of play in Europe? What have been the recent evolution?

      Paola Schwizer, Professor at SDA Bocconi School of Management, Banking and Insurance Department, answered these questions at an EIB Institute seminar held with Luxembourg Bocconi’s alumni association on November 9, 2016.

    • The ecological transition and how to initiate it

      A decoupling between economic growth and energy consumption is absolutely necessary if the world is to survive, says Gael Giraud, AFD Chief Economist.

    • Why public investment in research and innovation can foster economic recovery

      The Investment Plan for Europe aims at fostering investment to trigger income and employment growth in a slowly recovering European economy. But which investments are more likely to mobilize private resources?
      Two Italian economists, Daniele Archibugi and Andrea Filippetti, argue that not all public investment has the same multiplying effects and that investing in areas of growing technological opportunities is likely to have greater impact than in traditional sectors.