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Global Economy Podcast
15 minutes | May 31, 2022
Episode 81: IP in the EU FTA’s Series: IP to Tackle Counterfeit Goods Trade with Neil Narriman
In this online conversation, Jacki Davis talks to Neil Narriman, the President of FESI, the European Federation of the European Sporting Goods Industry, which supported the work on a recent ECIPE study entitled “The Benefits of Intellectual Property Rights in EU...
16 minutes | May 17, 2022
Episode 80: IP in the EU FTA’s Series: Intellectual Property in Services Sectors with Pascal Kerneis
In this online conversation, Jacki Davis talks to Pascal Kerneis, a Managing director of the European Services Forum – ESF, who wrote an insert for the recent ECIPE study: “The Benefits of Intellectual Property Rights in EU Free Trade Agreements”....
17 minutes | May 3, 2022
Episode 79: IP in the EU FTA’s Series: The Importance of Strong IP Provisions in EU Trade Agreements with Koen Berden
In this online conversation, Jacki Davis talks to Koen Berden, Executive Director for International Affairs at EFPIA – the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations, which supported the work on a recent ECIPE study entitled “The Benefits of Intellectual Property...
18 minutes | Apr 19, 2022
Episode 78: IP in the EU FTA’s Series: Relevance of IP for the Innovative Pharmaceutical Industry with Nathalie Moll
In this online conversation, Jacki Davis talks to Nathalie Moll, Director-General of EFPIA – the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations, which supported the work on a recent ECIPE study entitled “The Benefits of Intellectual Property Rights in EU Free Trade Agreements”....
16 minutes | Apr 5, 2022
Episode 77: IP in the EU FTA’s Series: IP and the Sustainable Agri-food Sector with Olivier de Matos
In this online conversation, Jacki Davis talks to Olivier de Matos, the Director-General of CropLife Europe, which represents providers of innovative farm solutions. One of the sectors examined in the recent ECIPE study: “The Benefits of Intellectual Property Rights in EU Free Trade Agreements”....
15 minutes | Mar 22, 2022
Episode 76: IP in the EU FTA’s Series: How to support IP-intensive sectors via the EU FTAs with Filip Geerts
In this online conversation, Jacki Davis talks to Filip Geerts, the Director-General of CECIMO, the European Association of the Machine Tool Industries and related Manufacturing Technologies. This IP-intensive sector was among those examined in the recent ECIPE study: “The Benefits of...
59 minutes | Mar 15, 2022
Episode 75: Today Hong Kong, Tomorrow the World with Mark Clifford
Fredrik Erixon talks to Mark L. Clifford about his new book: Today Hong Kong, Tomorrow the World: What China’s Crackdown Reveals about its Plans to End Freedom Everywhere. They discuss the development of Hong Kong and a chilling account of...
15 minutes | Mar 8, 2022
Episode 74: IP in the EU FTA’s Series: The Link Between IP and Industrial Policy with Luisa Santos
In this online conversation, Jacki Davis talks to Luisa Santos, Deputy Director General at BusinessEurope, which supported the work on a recent ECIPE study entitled “The Benefits of Intellectual Property Rights in EU Free Trade Agreements”. They discuss why intellectual...
34 minutes | Mar 3, 2022
Episode 73: Impact of Western Sanctions on Russia with Michael Bernstam
Western governments have imposed severe economic and financial sanctions after Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, 2022. In this episode, Fredrik Erixon talks to Michael Bernstam about an economic deterrence measure by Western governments to sanction Russia’s central bank and...
35 minutes | Mar 1, 2022
Episode 72: A Post-Pandemic Greece and Europe with Alex Patelis
Ten years ago, Greece was at the centre of various Eurozone crises and went through a really turbulent time – in its economy, its politics and of course its broader society. What has happened after these tumultuous years and how...
17 minutes | Feb 23, 2022
Episode 71: IP in the EU FTA’s Series: Introduction to the Project with Fredrik Erixon
In this online conversation, Jacki Davis talks to Fredrik Erixon, the Director of ECIPE and an author of the recent study titled: “The Benefits of Intellectual Property Rights in EU Free Trade Agreements“. They discuss the economic and broader societal...
56 minutes | Feb 10, 2022
Episode 70: China – Is it Still Open for Business? With Frank Lavin
”China isn’t for wimps”, Frank Lavin used to say when he was the Undersecretary of Commerce in the U.S. administration. Despite fast market growth and a demand for foreign goods, it was never easy doing business in China. Now it...
61 minutes | Feb 2, 2022
Episode 69: Education, Knowledge and Human Capital in the 21st Century: How can we Set them on a Better Path? With Jason Brennan and Meelis Kitsing
It is often said that we live in the age of human capital. Knowledge and ideas power the economy – and as society gets more dependent on technology, we will need more education and knowledge to raise prosperity and distribute...
20 minutes | Jan 26, 2022
Episode 68: Digital Markets Act with Aurelien Portuese (Part 2)
A bunch of companies that in the last 10 years or so have been in the spotlight of competition authorities: large digital companies, especially those that were founded and are still headquartered in the United States of America – and...
43 minutes | Jan 26, 2022
Episode 67: Competition Policy & Innovation with Aurelien Portuese (Part 1)
Competition policy is by many considered an important piece of countries’ economic policy toolkit. Since when do policymakers care about competition and why? What can competition do to push innovation? In this episode, Matthias Bauer and Aurelien Portuese have a...
50 minutes | Dec 16, 2021
Episode 66: Regional Economic Integration in the Asia-Pacific – A Model for Addressing 21st Century Trade Policy Issues? With Vangelis Vitalis
We live in the Pacific century! The centre of gravity for the world economy is inexorably moving towards the region. While there is strong regional economic dynamism, with many economies in the Pacific being at the frontier of technological change...
57 minutes | Nov 30, 2021
Episode 65: Controlling Tech and Platforms – Can Antitrust and Regulation Generate Better Competition? With Sam Bowman
Governments are increasingly seeking to control the behaviour of technology and firms that are pushing the innovation frontier. What is this new wave of controlling tech aiming for? Can regulation and antitrust action increase the contestability of markets – and...
53 minutes | Nov 10, 2021
Episode 64: Cybersecurity and Gray-Zone Attacks – How to Protect Societies against New Threats? With Elisabeth Braw
Cyberattacks are growing – and they come with huge costs to the economy and security. This summer alone, there were cyberattacks in the West bringing down pipelines, healthcare systems, payment processors and others – sometimes leading to a complete standstill...
37 minutes | Oct 28, 2021
Episode 63: International Taxation in Today’s Society with Mathieu Parenti
Tax havens, transfer pricing, digitalisation, what do these terms all mean and how are they related to one another? With the rise of multinational companies and their activities spreading all across the world, it has become unclear who should tax...
56 minutes | Oct 15, 2021
Episode 62: China’s Economic Policy and its Consequences for Europe with Joerg Wuttke
While China has managed a fast economic recovery after the pandemic, Beijing has laid out plans for its future economic policies that signal an inward turn. For instance, the Fourteenth Five-year Plan talks about a new model of ‘dual circulation’,...
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