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Protectionism and industrial sovereignty

Plenary 9 Amphi 2 July 6, 2024 14:30 - 15:30

Overview

Recent crises (pandemics, the invasion of Ukraine) and rising geopolitical tensions have brought the issues of strategic autonomy and industrial sovereignty to the forefront of economic policy. First and foremost, we need to reconsider the balance between reducing costs and insuring against risks, which gives rise to reshoring, friendshoring or diversification of sources. But in the fields of green transition, healthcare and new technologies, we also need to revisit the age-old question of infant industries. This question is now posed in terms of externalities (increasing returns) not taken into account in the private calculation of firms, but which must be considered from the point of view of the benefits of the presence of industries for society as a whole. The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) is emblematic of this point of view, as is the loosening of constraints on public subsidies at European level. How should we analyze the rise in protectionist tensions fuelled by this orientation of economic policy?


Speakers

Roman ARJONA
Chief Economist
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Direction Générale du marché intérieur, de l'industrie, Commission européenne
Bio
Mathias BURGHARDT
Executive Vice President
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Ardian
Bio
Anne-Marie ENGTOFT MELDGAARD
Tech Ambassador
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Ministère des Affaires étrangères, Danemark
Bio
Ross MCINNES
Président du Conseil d'administration
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SAFRAN
Bio
Olivier SCALABRE
Managing Director and Senior Partner - Head of BCG France
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Boston Consulting Group
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Coordinator

Lionel FONTAGNÉ
Member
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Le Cercle des économistes
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Moderator

Hedwige CHEVRILLON
Editorialiste
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BFM Business
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