The UK-EU negotiations in the time of coronavirus

15  June 2020    11:00 am CEST

A panel discussion with Gabriel Felbermayr, Jill Rutter, Sam Lowe and Michael Landesmann

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online webinar (demio)


The following questions will be addressed:

- What is the likely outcome of current negotiations by the end of the year?

- How will different sectors be affected? What will be the impact on the UK and EU member-state economies?

- How will UK-EU relationships develop in the changing geo-economic and geo-political setting?


Gabriel Felbermayr, President of the Kiel Institute for the World Economy

Jill Rutter, Senior Research Fellow at UK in a Changing Europe

Sam Lowe, Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for European Reform


Michael Landesmann, Senior Research Associate and former Scientific Director, wiiw


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Note, the event takes place on Monday, 15 June, 11:00-12:00 (CEST) - 10:00-11:00 (BST)
Presentations will be held in English.
Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions. 

Panelists' backgrounds

Gabriel Felbermayr is President of the Kiel Institute for the World Economy and Chair in Economics and Economic Policy at Kiel University (CAU). He is also member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy and Associate Editor of the European Economic Review, as well as of the Journal of the European Economic Association. His research and advisory activities focus on questions of economic global governance, European economic integration, and German economic policy.

Jill Rutter is Senior research fellow at UK in a Changing Europe. Previously, Jill was programme director at the Institute for Government (IfG) directing the organisation’s work on better policy making and Brexit. She is an experienced former senior civil servant, having worked in HM Treasury, Number 10 and the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra). Jill is a regular commentator on policy issues for radio and television and has appeared on Radio 4’s Westminster Hour, World at One, Beyond Westminster and most recently, Start the Week and the Today programme.

Sam Lowe is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for European Reform (CER). He is a member of the British government's Strategic Trade Advisory Group (2019-) and also a Visiting Research Fellow at The Policy Institute, Kings College London and a co-founder of the UK Trade Forum. He works on trade issues, with a focus on Brexit, customs and regulatory barriers, and trade in services.

Michael Landesmann is Senior Research Associate at wiiw and Professor of Economics at the Johannes Kepler University Linz. He was Scientific Director of wiiw from 1996 to 2016. His research focuses on East–West economic integration, structural change, economic growth, general topics in international economic relations, globalisation and labour markets and migration. He was a member of the Group of Economic Policy Advisors under the chairmanship of former EU Commission President Romano Prodi. He has a D.Phil. from Oxford University, was a Lecturer, Fellow and Senior Research Officer at Cambridge University.