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Systemic Implications of Transatlantic Regulatory Cooperation and Competition


Thursday, May 08, 2008
4:00 PM
 - 
5:30 PM

Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
735 South State Street
Ann ArborMI 48109
The purpose of the conference is to explore a number of regulatory issues involving trade and related policies that cut across the economies of the United States and European Union and that have wider ramifications for the global trading system as a whole. An indication of the scope of the conference and the papers being commissioned is available via the links in the agenda, below.

AttendanceOpen to interested faculty, students, and the public.

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Sponsors and OrganizationsThis conference is sponsored by the German Marshall Fund of the United States and the International Policy Center of the Ford School.

Agenda
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
6:30 - 7:00 PM Social Hour, Zanzibar Restaurant, 214 South State Street
7:00 PM Dinner at Zanzibar external link
Thursday, May 8, 2008
8:00 AM Continental Breakfast, Great Hall, 1st Floor, Weill Hall
8:45 AM Susan M. Collins, Joan and Sanford Weill Dean of Public Policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy Welcoming Remarks in Annenberg Auditorium
9:00 AM Simon J. Evenett, University of St. Gallen, and Robert M. Stern, pdf Ford School. 'Condemned to Cooperate? The Ends and Means of the Latest Transatlantic Commercial Initiative and Its Relationship to the WTO' [view presentation ]
10:00 AM James Sanford, Deputy Assistant Secretary for European Affairs, USTR. 'Transatlantic Regulatory Cooperation and Competition: The U.S. View' [view presentation ]
11:00 AM Coffee Break, Great Hall, 1st Floor, Weill Hall
11:30 AM Andre Sapir, Free University of Brussels 'Transatlantic Regulatory Cooperation and Competition: The EU View' [view presentation ]
12:30 PM Lunch, Great Hall, 1st Floor, Weill Hall
2:00 PM Gregory Shaffer, Loyola University of Chicago and Mark Pollack, Temple University 'Hard and Soft Law in the Effective Spread of U.S. and European Regulatory Standards'
3:00 PM Bernard M. Hoekman, World Bank. 'Developing Country Acceptance of Industrial Country Regulatory Norms' [view presentation ]
4:00 PM Coffee Break in Great Hall. Refreshments and Email access will be available in Great Hall for conference attendees.
4:30 PM Vann H. Wilber, pdf Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers and Paul T. Eichbrecht, pdf General Motors Corporation. 'Vehicle Safety and Harmonization' pdf [view presentation ]
7:00 PM Dinner at Middle Kingdom external link
Friday, May 9, 2008
8:00 AM Continental Breakfast, Great Hall, 1st Floor, Weill Hall
9:00 AM Brigitte Young, Willi Semmler, New School, and Brigitte Young, University of Muenster. 'Transatlantic Financial Liberalization and Regulation: Capital Market Liberalization, Recent Financial Market Events, and the Role of Central Banks' pdf [view presentation ]
10:00 AM Robert D. Anderson, World Trade Organization. 'Antitrust Competition Policy: What Balance of Cooperation and Regulatory Competition in the Transatlantic Context?'
11:00 AM Coffee Break, Great Hall, 1st Floor, Weill Hall
11:30 AM Reinhard Quick , German Chemical Industry and Vice Chairman, Trade Committee, Business Europe. 'Transatlantic Regulatory Co-operation in Chemicals –An Idealist's Dream' [view presentation ]
12:30 PM Lunch, Great Hall, 1st Floor, Weill Hall
2:00 PM Andreas Nolke, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main. 'Transatlantic Regulatory Cooperation on Accounting Standards: A Varieties of Capitalism Perspective'
Walter Mattli, Oxford University 'Key Findings of a Web-based Global Survey about Issues of Cooperation and Competition in Global Financial Regulation with Focus on Accounting'
3:30 PM Coffee Break, Great Hall, 1st Floor, Weill Hall
4:00 PM Keith E. Maskus, University of Colorado and Yin He, Peking University. 'Trans-Atlantic Regulatory Competition and Cooperation in Pharmaceuticals: an Intellectual Property and Trade Perspective' [view presentation ]
5:00 PM Simon Evenett and Robert M. Stern, 'Final Remarks'
7:00 PM Reception and Dinner Stern Residence, 2027 Hill Street (Tel. 665-8127) – Within walking distance.

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Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
735 South State Street
Ann ArborMI 48109



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