CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

 

European Public Banks and their Development Role: Interdisciplinary approaches to understanding the past, present and future of European development finance.

 

Venue: University of Luxembourg, Belval Campus, 11, Porte des Sciences, 4366 Esch sur Alzette, Luxembourg

Sponsored by the Robert Schuman Initiative for European Affairs and the Institute of Political Science of the University of Luxembourg, The University of Manchester, and The University of Padova

 

Date: July 21st and 22nd July 2022

21st July 2022

 

08.45 – 09.00 Welcome and registration

 

09.00 – 09.15: Opening and Introduction: Lucia Coppolaro (University of Padova), Helen Kavvadia (University of Luxembourg), Stuart Shields (University of Manchester)

 

09.15 – 10.45: Session 1 – The emergence of European development banks: challenges and historical evolution

 

Chair: Lucia Coppolaro (University of Padova)

 

  • Filippo Sbrana (University for Foreigners of Perugia) - Istituto Mobiliare Italiano and Italy’s economic relations with developing countries (1953-1972);

 

  • Bernard Gordon (London School of Economics) -The impact of Britain’s entry in the Community on EIB’s external development aid mandates (1973-1983);

 

  • João Paiva-Silva (University of Lisbon) - The workings and challenges of development finance institutions: the case of the Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft (DEG);

 

Discussant: Giandomenico Piluso (University of Turin)

10.45 – 11.00: Coffee break

11.00 – 12.30: Session 2 – Team Europe development banking in and beyond the EU

 Chair: Benedikt Erforth (Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik)

 

  • Judith Clifton, Daniel Díaz-Fuentes and Ana Lara Gómez (University of Cantabria) - Agency loss in Central and Eastern Europe? Explaining EIB and EBRD lending activity from 1991 to 2018;

 

  • Stuart Shields (University of Manchester) - Transition to Transition: The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the neoliberalisation of the European periphery;

 

  • Lama Tawakkol (Queens University) - Development Banks, Host States and the Monetization of Refugee Governance: the case of EBRD;

 

Discussant: Karina Jedrzejowska (University of Warsaw)

 

12.30 – 14.00 Lunch

 

14.00 – 15.30: Keynote speech: Thomas Marois (SOAS, University of London) – What’s Dynamic about Public Development Banks? The future of financing green and just development.

 

15.30 – 15.45 Coffee break

 

15.45 – 17.00 Session 3 – The European Investment Bank (EIB) as development actor within the EU setting

 

Chair: Bernhard Reinsberg (University of Glasgow)

 

  • David Howarth (University of Luxembourg) and Dermot Hodson (Birkbeck College, University of London) – ‘Team Europe’ or the Battle of the Banks: Explaining the Evolution of Pan-European Development Finance;

 

  • Anissa Bougrea (Ghent University) - The role of the EIB in the implementation of EU development policy: A comparative analysis of Multi-Annual Indicative Programmes;

 

  • Maria-Luisa Sánchez-Barrueco (Deusto Law School) - The accountability of blending and financial instruments under a European Financial Architecture for Development;

 

Discussant: Ana Lara Gómez (University of Cantabria)

 

17.00  End of the day drinks !

 

22nd July 2022

 

09.15 – 10.45 Session 4 – Current issues in European development banking

 

Chair: Helen Kavvadia (University of Luxembourg)

 

  • Simon Lightfoot (University of Leeds) - “Leveraging” private sector money for climate change: the role of Canadian and UK Development finance institutions;

 

  • Andrea Prontera (University of Macerata) and Rainer Quitzow Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies) - Catalytic Power Europe: Blended Finance as Political Tool in European External Action;

 

  • Christoph Scherrer (University of Kassel) - Mission Creep of Public Banks: Causes and Remedies;

 

Discussant: Daniel Mertens (University of Osnabrück)

 

10.45 – 11.00: Coffee break

 

11.00 –12.30: Session 5 – Towards greening the European public development actors

 

Chair: Stuart Shields (University of Manchester)

 

  • Olga Mikheeva (University College London) - European state investment banks and the ‘state-led investment function;

 

  • Paula Haufe (University of Witten/Herdecke) European Climate Finance - Towards sustainable transformation or reinforcing global hierarchies?

 

  • John Szabo (Central European University) and András Deák (National University of Public Service in Hungary) - European Public Banks in the Balkan Energy Transition

 

Discussant: Simon Lightfoot (University of Leeds)

 

12.30 – 13.30 Lunch

 

13.30 – 14.45: Keynote speech: László Andor (Foundation For European Progressive Studies) - The Trinity of European Public Banking: The strategic investment roles of EIB, EBRD and CEB.

 

14.45 – 15.00: Coffee break

 

15.00-15.30: Conclusions, next steps and closure – Lucia Coppolaro, Helen Kavvadia and Stuart Shields.

 
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NEWS AND UPDATES

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SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS  SUCCESSFULLY CONCLUDED

CEIB2019 extends our thanks to all who submitted proposals for the Conference. Accepted contributions will be communicated  by January 17, 2019.

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SUBMISSIONS FAR EXCEEDED EXPECTATIONS

The Scientific Committee extends our thanks to all who submitted proposals for the Conference.


The number of submissions far exceeded our expectations, as scholarly work on the EIB had been limited to date, and the selection process is proving very demanding. We kindly therefore ask for your understanding for not being able to respond to you as promised by the 17th January 2019.


We will do our best, to come back to you as early as possible, and we thank you again for your interest in the Conference.


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WORKING TOWARDS A BALANCED CONFERENCE PROGRAM

The Scientific Committee having responded to all who submitted proposals for the Conference, has started working on developing a balanced conference program.

The proposals to be presented fall in four broad categories, ie history, economics, political science and different other areas, including law, engineering, and decision-making, confirming the interdisciplinary nature of the Conference, while the geographical distribution of the originating academic institutions spread over eleven different countries assures its international character.

The Scientific Committee looks forward to welcoming the participants at the University of Luxembourg in July 2019!

     



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THE ORIGINAL DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF 12 JUNE 2019, HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO 28 JUNE 2019.

Given that a few papers were late, the Scientific Committee has decided to extend the deadline for full paper submission to 28 June 2019. The Conference program will be published after reception of all papers to be presented.

     



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SECOND LEG OF CONFERENCE DECIDED TO BE HELD IN ITALY EARLY 2020

The Call for Papers was launched in November and by the deadline date early this year, we received a wealth of interesting and well-qualified submissions, coming from the EU, USA, India and New Zealand. The submissions cover a wide range of scientific disciplines ranging from history, economics, political science, law, engineering, business etc. The number of submissions far exceeded our expectations, as the topic is very narrow and scholarly work on the EIB had been limited to date.

 The quality of the submissions is such that we are setting our sights on a follow up conference in Italy near the end of 2019 or early 2020. 


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NEWS AND UPDATES

THE FIRST EVER ACADEMIC CONFERENCE ON THE EIB HAS BEEN SUCCESSFULLY CONCLUDED

The judicious mix of well known  and widely cited scholars  working on the EIB, with new ones with an interest on the topic stimulated further academic interest, provoked fruitful discussions, enriched knowledge and allowed us to establish a network of researchers of the subject.


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WORKING TOWARDS THE PADOVA WORKSHOP PROGRAM

The program will include aspects of EIB activity in Italy given in a historical perspective. Well known  and widely cited scholars  have declared interest to present their research.

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THE WORKSHOP IN PADOVA HAS BEEN SUCCESSFULLY CONCLUDED

Attended by some 20 scholars linked remotely the workshop has enriched academic knowledge on the EIB by shedding light in the role and activity of the EIB in Italy during the period 1958-1973. For a brief wrap-up please look to the relevant Press Release dated 10.12.2020.

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The edited volume is expected by early 2022. It will include Insightful analyses from historical, political, legal and economic perspective.

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