Diverging Capitalisms, Part 2: Brexit and the new EU economic governance

28 October 2016, Policy Network, London

This workshop is the second of a series of four events organised as part of the project Diverging Capitalisms? Britain, the City of London and Europe’, which is a joint venture between FEPS (Foundation for European Progressive Studies, Brussels), Policy Network, and SPERI (Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute, University of Sheffield).

The aim of the project is to consider the changing nature of the British economy, its place within the European economic space and the consequences of ‘Brexit’. The work undertaken will feed into a number of policy briefs, and in the publication of an edited book with Palgrave.

The purpose of this second workshop is to consider the interplay between European economic governance after the global financial crisis and the Eurozone crisis, and the post-referendum UK economic policy. The discussion will focus on possible scenarios for the UK-EU relationship in the field of economic governance, asking in particular what should and could be kept from the deal secured by the UK government in February 2016. Two short, interactive sessions based on research contributions to the project will be followed by a policy-makers and commentators panel discussion.

If interested in attending, please contact Daniel.Bailey@Sheffield.ac.uk.

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11.00-11.15      Welcome, Prof. Colin Hay (SPERI) and Renaud Thillaye (Policy Network)

11.15-12:30     Session 1 The Eurozone, the UK and financial services regulation

Presentation: Prof. Lucia Quaglia (University of York): ‘Banking Union, Capital Markets Union and the UK’

Discussant: Shahin Vallée (LSE European Institute)

Chair: Prof. Colin Hay, SPERI

12:30-13:00   Lunch Break

13:00-2:15     Session 2 The UK and the EU’s fiscal governance

Presentation: Dr Waltraud Schelkle (London School of Economics): ‘How out are the outs? Two-level games in the post-crisis euro area’

Discussant: Aidan Regan (University College Dublin)

Chair: Renaud Thillaye, Policy Network

2:15-3:45      RoundtableThe relationship between the UK and the Eurozone after Brexit

Panellists: Benedicta Marzinotto (Policy Analyst, European Commission), Helen Thompson (POLIS, University of Cambridge), Ernst Stetter (FEPS), Roger Liddle (Policy Network)

Chair: Dr. Craig Berry, SPERI

3:45-3:55     Closing