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Academic conference on the 30th anniversary of the single market

The conference is in hybrid format which allows in-person and on-line participation. 

  • single market
  • Wednesday 7 December 2022, 09:15 - 17:05 (CET)
  • Staré Město, Prague, Czechia


  1. 7 Dec 2022, 08:45 - 09:15 (CET)
  2. 09:15 - 09:30 (CET)

    Paolo Pasimeni (European Commission)

  3. 09:30 - 10:00 (CET)
    Keynote speech

    The Single Market as cornerstone of European sovereignty - Keynote speech by Benoît Coeuré, President of the Autorité de la concurrence

  4. 10:00 - 11:00 (CET)
    1st session

    Chair: Josefina Monteagudo (European Commission)

    The “completeness” of the EU single market in comparative perspective

    Craig Parsons* (University of Oregon and University of Oslo), and Andy Smith* (Sciences Po Bordeaux)

    The “Brussels Effect”: Are Consumer Health and Safety Regulations across the World Shaped by the European Union?

    Cristina Herghelegiu* (European Commission), with Fernando Martin Espejo (KU Leuven)

  5. 11:00 - 11:15 (CET)
  6. 11:15 - 12:15 (CET)
    2nd session

    Chair: Pierre Regibeau (European Commission)

    Beyond the Great Reversal: Superstars, Unions, and the Euro

    Tommaso Crescioli* (LSE), and Angelo Martelli* (LSE)

    European Firm Concentration and Aggregate Productivity

    Filippo di Mauro* (IWH and CompNet), with Tommaso Bighelli (Halle Institute for Economic Research), Marc J. Melitz (Harvard University), Matthias Mertens (IWH)

  7. 12:15 - 13:30 (CET)
    Lunch break
  8. 13:30 - 14:30 (CET)
    3rd session

    Chair: Josefina Monteagudo (European Commission)

    30 Years of the Single Market: Taking Stock and Looking Ahead

    Frank Vandermeeren* (European Commission)

    A general equilibrium analysis of the economic impact of the post-2006 EU regulation in the services sector

    Aleksei Trofimov* (European Commission), with Javier Barbero, Manol Bengyuzov, Martin Christensen, Andrea Conte, Simone Salotti (European Commission)

  9. 14:30 - 15:30 (CET)
    4th session

    Chair: Román Arjona (European Commission)

    Global value chains and unemployment in the EU: new insights on the role of the workforce composition and financial frictions

    Mariam Camarero* (University Jaume I), and Cecilio Tamarit* (University of Valencia), with Antonia Lopez-Villavicencio (CNRS and University Paris Nanterre)

    Cross-country price and inflation dispersion: Retail network or national border?

    Georg Strasser* (European Central Bank), with Teresa Messner (Oesterreichische Nationalbank), Fabio Rumler (Oesterreichische Nationalbank),

  10. 15:30 - 15:45 (CET)
  11. 15:45 - 16:45 (CET)
    5th session

    Chair: Edouard Bourcieu (European Commission)

    UK Trade in the Wake of Brexit

    Thomas Sampson* (LSE), with Rebecca Freeman (LSE), Kalina Manova (UCL), Thomas Prayer (Cambridge)

    Unravelling Deep Integration: Local Labour Market Effects of the Brexit Vote

    Beata Javorcik* (Oxford, EBRD & CEPR), with Katherine Stapleton (World Bank), Benjamin Kett (IMF), Layla O’Kane (BGT)

Practical information

Wednesday 7 December 2022, 09:15 - 17:05 (CET)
Ministry of Industry and Trade
Conference entrance is via corner of Řásnovka and Hradební streets, 110 00 Staré Město, Prague, Czechia
Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs | Czech Presidency of the EU
Number of seats
80 places at the venue, unlimited for on-line participants



General contact

Conference organiser

Conference organiser
GROW-SM-CONFERENCEatec [dot] europa [dot] eu