09.20 - 11.00

Session 1
Relocation of activities in the EU

Chair: Markku Kotilainen, ETLA

Revealed comparative advantage in the internal market, Mika Widgrén, Turku School of Economics, ETLA, CEPR and CESifo -- presentationThe location of industrial activities after EU enlargement: a sectoral approach, Laurent Ferrara and Alain Henriot, Centre d'Observation Économique, Paris Chamber of Commerce -- presentationThe effects of policy heterogeneity on trade and investment in services: empirical analysis for the EU, Henk Kox and Arjan Lejour, CPB -- presentationServices offshoring into Ireland, Frank Barry, University College Dublin -- presentation



Discussant: George Gelauff, CPB


09.20 - 11.00

Session 2
Trade and relocation in CEECs

Chair: Joachim Scheide, IfW


Speed of convergence and relocation: new EU Member countries catching up with the old, Kari E.O. Alho, ETLA and University of Helsinki, Ville Kaitila, ETLA, and Mika Widgrén Turku School of Economics, ETLA, CEPR and CESifo -- presentationIs relocation really good for the host economy? Evidence regarding FDI impact in the Romanian manufacturing industry, Liviu Voinea, Group of Applied Economics, Bucharest
Regional growth in Hungary: the impact of European economic integration, Anna Iara, Center for European Integration Studies, University of Bonn, wiiw The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies
Main determinants of foreign direct investment in the South East European countries, Valerija Botrić, Institute of Economics, Zagreb and Lorena Škuflić, Graduate School of Economics and Business, Zagreb -- presentation



Discussant: Danny McCoy, ESRI


11.30 - 13.00

Session 3
Relocation of activities

Chair: Heinz Handler, WIFO


How do geographical forces and fragmentation of production interact in determining the location of industrial activities? Some evidence from the EU-CEECs case, Gianfranco De Simone, Università di Torino and Università degli Studi di Milano -- presentationNew economic geography, empirics, and regional policy, Steven Brackman, Harry Garretsen, Joeri Gorter, Albert van der Horst and Marc Schramm, CPB -- presentationRelocation: what matters? Competition or/and co-ordination, Jean-Luc Gaffard, University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, Institut Universitaire de France, and OFCE, Michel Quéré, CNRS-GREDEG, and Francesco Saraceno, OFCE



Discussant: Frank Barry, University College Dublin


11.30- 13.00

Session 4
Relocation and employment (1)

Chair: Paolo Onofri, Prometeia


A nation of poets and thinkers - Less so with Eastern enlargement? Austria and Germany, Dalia Marin, University of Munich and CEPR
Does outsourcing to Central and Eastern Europe really threaten manual workers' jobs in Germany?, Ingo Geishecker, DIW Berlin -- presentationThe German automobile industry and Central Europe's integration into the international division of labour: foreign production, intra-industry trade, and labour market repercussions, Peter Nunnenkamp, Kiel Institute for World Economics -- presentation



Discussant: John Fitz Gerald, ESRI


14.00 - 15.30

Session 5
Tax competition

Chair: Amina Lahrèche-Révil, CEPII


Capital mobility and tax competition in the EU after enlargement, Małgorzata Jakubiak and Malgorzata Markiewicz, CASE -- presentationCompany tax co-ordination in an enlarged EU, Margit Schratzenstaller, WIFO
How to handle tax competition?, Alfred Boss, IfW



Discussant: Silvia Giannini, Prometeia


14.00 - 15.30

Session 6
Relocation and employment (2)

Chair: Karl Pichelmann, European Commission


Fear of relocation? Assessing the impact of Italy's FDI on local employment, Stefano Federico, Banca d'Italia, and Gaetano Alfredo Minerva, Università del Piemonte Orientale 'Amedeo Avogadro' -- presentationMNEs and monetary policy inside the link between re/delocation and employment - Empirical assessment, theoretical renewals and required policies, Frédéric Boccara, INSEE, IDHE-CNRS -- presentationThe impact of international outsourcing on employment: empirical evidence from EU countries, Martin Falk and Yvonne Wolfmayr, WIFO -- presentation



Discussant: Peter Nunnenkamp, Kiel Institute for World Economics


15.45 - 17.00

Session 7
FDI and tax competition

Chair: Fritz Breuss, WIFO


Corporate taxation and FDI within the EU25, Agnès Bénassy-Quéré and Amina Lahrèche-Révil, CEPII -- presentationCorporate taxation and FDI: what has changed over time?, Maria Valentina Bresciani, Prometeia, Michele Burattoni, Prometeia, Silvia Giannini, Prometeia and University of Bologna, and Gianmarco Ottaviano, Prometeia and University of Bologna -- presentation



Discussant: Małgorzata Markiewicz, CASE


15.45 - 17.00

Session 8
Fiscal Policy Effectiveness

Chair: Hannes Leo, WIFO


Good or bad? The influence of FDI on output growth. An industry-level analysis, Carmen Fillat Castejón, University of Zaragoza and Julia Woerz, The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies and Tinbergen Institute, Erasmus University Rotterdam -- presentationSourcing knowledge? Knowledge flows between multinational enterprises and national innovation systems, Bernhard Dachs, ARC systems research and Bernd Ebersberger, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (ISI) -- presentation



Discussant: Werner Hölzl, WIFO


17.00 - 18.45

Round Table

FDI, trade and relocation: challenges for the EU?

Chair: Catherine Mathieu, OFCE

Ray Barrell, NIESR
Juergen Kroeger, European Commission
Dalia Marin, University of Munich and CEPR
Henri Sterdyniak, OFCE