Past Event

Modernising State Aid through better evaluations

The continuing eurocrisis puts fostering growth ever higher on the European policy agenda, simultaneously with restraining public financing. The European Commission launched last May a Communication on State Aid Modernisation (SAM) announcing as one of its objectives for state aid control to support sustainable growth and to contribute to improving the quality of public spending […]

Date: December 6, 2012, 10:00 am

The continuing eurocrisis puts fostering growth ever higher on the European policy agenda, simultaneously with restraining public financing. The European Commission launched last May a Communication on State Aid Modernisation (SAM) announcing as one of its objectives for state aid control to support sustainable growth and to contribute to improving the quality of public spending by discouraging aid that does not bring real value added. Setting up a proper evaluation of state aid would be an important element to achieve this objective.

The Bruegel workshop on “Modernising State Aid through better evaluations” reviewed the state of the art and best practices in evaluations of subsidies and discussed the requirements that need to be met in terms of data and methodologies to allow for better evaluations by Member States of State Aid interventions.

Preliminary Program

10.00 Welcome by Reinhilde Veugelers (Senior Fellow at Bruegel and Professor at KULeuven) (Chair)

10.05 Introducing the scene for introducing better evaluations in state aid by Gert-Jan Koopman (Deputy Director-General, European Commission DG COMP, in charge of the SAM agenda) – presentation here

10.20 Part I: What can we learn from the state-of-the-art in evaluating subsidies?

  • R&D subsidies by Otto Toivanen (KULeuven) – presentation here
  • Regional subsidies by Chiara Criscuolo (LSE and OECD) – presentation here
  • Environmental subsidies by Vojtěch Máca (Charles University Prague) – presentation here

11.20-11.30 Coffee Break

11.30 Part II: What is needed for carrying out proper evaluations of state aid interventions? – Panel discussion chaired by Kai-Uwe Kühn (Chief Economist European Commission, DG COMP)

Experts joining the panel: Pierre Mohnen (UNU-Maastricht), Roland Rathelot (IPP, Paris), Alberto Martini (University of Piemonte) – presentation here

12.30 Concluding Remarks

12.45 Lunch Buffet

Practical details

Topics

Read article More on this topic More by this author

Blog Post

Canete Image

Speech by Miguel Arias Cañete on EU’s climate and energy policies after COP21

Speech held at Bruegel event on "How will the Paris agreement impact EU climate and energy policies?", on 8 February 2016.

By: Miguel Arias Cañete Topic: Energy & Climate Date: February 8, 2016
Read about event More on this topic

Past Event

Past Event

How will the Paris agreement impact EU climate and energy policies?

The COP21 negotiations in Paris resulted in ambitious targets but little detail on implementation. What measures should the EU now take? Bruegel is pleased to welcome Commissioner Cañete for a discussion on the proposed Commission Work Programme for 2016.

Speakers: Hendrik Bourgeois, Miguel Arias Cañete, Ewa Krukowska, Giacomo Luciani and Georg Zachmann Topic: Energy & Climate Location: Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels Date: February 8, 2016
Read about event More on this topic

Upcoming Event

10 
Feb
2016
11:00

The Sharing/Collaborative Economy

The collaborative economy is transforming business and society, but what are the implications for traditional industries and the potential role of regulation?

Speakers: Antoine Aubert, Guillermo Beltrà, Juliette Langlais, Massimo Motta, Georgios Petropoulos, Karen E. Wilson, Fabienne Weibel and Thiébaut Weber Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy Location: Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels
Read article More on this topic More by this author

Opinion

Simone Tagliapietra

A new way to approach Europe’s gas security, beyond the usual Russian obsession

Instead of doing everything to reduce gas supplies from key suppliers, gas supply security could more effectively be safeguarded by ensuring that unused alternatives are maintained so that they can be tapped into for in case of supply disruption.

By: Simone Tagliapietra Topic: Energy & Climate Date: February 3, 2016
Read about event More on this topic

Past Event

Past Event

Measuring competitiveness in Europe

Understanding firm performance is crucial when analysing competitiveness. How can we better identify competitiveness with the help of firm-level data?

Speakers: Carlo Altomonte, Gábor Békés, Dorothee Arns, Ettore Dorrucci, Eliana Garces-Tolon and Eric Bartelsman Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy Location: Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels Date: January 28, 2016
Read about event More on this topic

Past Event

Past Event

Innovation and sustainability of European healthcare systems

Near universal access to quality healthcare is an emblem of the "European model", but how can we ensure the sustainability of EU healthcare systems in an era of aging populations and budget restraint? Do innovation and more effective measurement of outcomes offer a way forward?

Speakers: Sylvie Bove, Petra Keil, Xavier Prats-Monné, Nina Renshaw and Karen E. Wilson Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy Location: Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels Date: January 27, 2016
Read about event More on this topic

Past Event

Past Event

Rethinking security of gas supply in the EU

How can Europe ensure a secure supply of natural gas, so vital for its citizens' wellbeing and prosperity? As they launch a new paper on the topic, our scholars discuss the issue with high-level experts.

Speakers: Thierry Deschuyteneer, Stefan Moser, Ilze Nagla, Simone Tagliapietra and Georg Zachmann Topic: Energy & Climate Location: Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels Date: January 20, 2016
Read article Download PDF More on this topic

Policy Contribution

Rethinking the security of the European Union’s gas supply

Rethinking the security of the European Union’s gas supply

Simone Tagliapietra and Georg Zachmann argue that instead of doing everything to reduce gas supplies from key suppliers like Russia, gas supply security could more effectively be safeguarded by ensuring that unused alternatives are maintained. They could then be tapped into for an indefinite period in the case of supply disruption from a key supplier.

By: Simone Tagliapietra and Georg Zachmann Topic: Energy & Climate Date: January 20, 2016
Read article More on this topic

Blog Post

Photo
IMG_20151119_103626

The economic value of personal data for online platforms, firms and consumers

Data is often referred to as the ‘oil of the twenty-first century'. This article reviews how personal data generate economic value for the three major parties of the digital market: online platforms (such as search engines, social networking sites, online videos, content sites) and their clients, companies and consumers.

By: Cassandra Liem and Georgios Petropoulos Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy Date: January 14, 2016
Read article More on this topic More by this author

Blog Post

Georg Zachmann

The oil-price slump: crisis symptom or fuel for growth?

The low oil price will benefit oil importing countries, but is also a symptom of slowing global growth. Georg Zachmann explores the reasons for the oil slump and its effects on the global economy.

By: Georg Zachmann Topic: Energy & Climate Date: January 11, 2016
Read article Download PDF More on this topic More by this author

Working Paper

Matching research and innovation policies in EU countries

Matching research and innovation policies in EU countries

Europe has lofty ambitions for building a socially and environmentally sustainable future on the basis of growth and prosperity through innovation. Despite these policies and pronouncements, Europe’s performance on innovation remains weak. In this context, Rienhilde Veugelers assesses whether the deployment of innovation policy instruments in EU countries matches their innovation capacity performance relative to other EU countries.

By: Reinhilde Veugelers Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy Date: December 22, 2015
Read article More on this topic More by this author

Blog Post

Photo

The rise of the sharing economy in Indonesia

The sharing economy allows individuals to access goods and services coordinated by online communities such as Uber and Airbnb. The emergence of sharing platforms in Indonesia is having an observable impact, but what are the technical hurdles faced by sharing economy firms?

By: Cassandra Liem Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy Date: December 22, 2015
Load more posts