Special Conference: Removing Obstacles to Innovation: Europe vs. the US

Thursday, November 20, 2014
Centre for European Policy Studies, Brussels

A day-long conference co-presented by the Center on Capitalism and Society and CEPS in Brussels, Belgium. 


Opening Dinner, November 20th

Keynote Speech: Edmund Phelps - "The Evolving Concept of Innovation in the Age of Globalisation"

Conference, November 21st

Introductory Remarks: Edmond Alphandéry, Edmund Phelps 

Session 1: Improving the Innovation Process: Europe vs. the US

  • Chair: Edmund Phelps
  • Keynote Speech: Dominique Foray 
  • Roundtable Discussion: Amar Bhidé, Jose Manuel Leceta, Stefano Micossi, Gunnar Muent, Daniel Raff, Maurizio Sobrero, David Raskino

​Session 2: The Key to Success: Sectoral Experiences on the Innnovation Process

  • Chair: Andrea Renda
  • Keynote Speech: Charles Calomiris 
  • Roundtable Discussion: Eric Bartelsman, S.W. Kim, Richard Robb, Rudolf Strohmeier

​Session 3: Enhancing Entrepreneurship to Foster Innovation

  • Chair: Daniel Gros
  • Keynote Speech: Pierre Larouche
  • Roundtable Discussion: Raicho Bojilov, Joanna Drake, Lucrezia Reichlin, Andrea Renda

Download the full agenda here.