Systemic Implications of Transatlantic Regulatory Cooperation and Competition

Date & time

May 8, 2008, 4:00-5:30 pm EDT


Weill Hall

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.

Open to interested faculty, students, and the public.

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


Wednesday, May 7, 20086:30 - 7:00 PMSocial Hour, Zanzibar Restaurant, 214 South State Street7:00 PMDinner at ZanzibarThursday, May 8, 20088:00 AMContinental Breakfast, Great Hall, 1st Floor, Weill Hall8:45 AMSusan M. Collins, Joan and Sanford Weill Dean of Public Policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy Welcoming Remarks in Annenberg Auditorium9:00 AMSimon J. Evenett, University of St. Gallen, and Robert M. Stern, Ford School. 'Condemned to Cooperate? The Ends and Means of the Latest Transatlantic Commercial Initiative and Its Relationship to the WTO' 10:00 AMJames Sanford, Deputy Assistant Secretary for European Affairs, USTR. 'Transatlantic Regulatory Cooperation and Competition: The U.S. View' 11:00 AMCoffee Break, Great Hall, 1st Floor, Weill Hall11:30 AMAndre Sapir, Free University of Brussels 'Transatlantic Regulatory Cooperation and Competition: The EU View' 12:30 PMLunch, Great Hall, 1st Floor, Weill Hall2:00 PMGregory 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 PMBernard M. Hoekman, World Bank. 'Developing Country Acceptance of Industrial Country Regulatory Norms' 4:00 PMCoffee Break in Great Hall. Refreshments and Email access will be available in Great Hall for conference attendees.4:30 PMVann H. Wilber, Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers and Paul T. Eichbrecht, General Motors Corporation. 'Vehicle Safety and Harmonization.' 7:00 PMDinner at Middle KingdomFriday, May 9, 20088:00 AMContinental Breakfast, Great Hall, 1st Floor, Weill Hall9:00 AMBrigitte 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' 10:00 AMRobert D. Anderson, World Trade Organization. 'Antitrust Competition Policy: What Balance of Cooperation and Regulatory Competition in the Transatlantic Context?' 11:00 AMCoffee Break, Great Hall, 1st Floor, Weill Hall11:30 AMReinhard Quick, German Chemical Industry and Vice Chairman, Trade Committee, Business Europe. 'Transatlantic Regulatory Co-operation in Chemicals –An Idealist's Dream'  12:30 PMLunch, Great Hall, 1st Floor, Weill Hall2:00 PMAndreas 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 Finance Regulation with Focus on Accounting'3:30 PMCoffee Break, Great Hall, 1st Floor, Weill Hall4:00 PMKeith E. Maskus, University of Colorado and Yin He, Peking University. 'Trans-Atlantic Regulatory Competition and Cooperation in Pharmaceuticals: an Intellectual Property and Trade Perspective' 5:00 PMSimon Evenett and Robert M. Stern, 'Final Remarks'7:00 PMReception and Dinner Stern Residence, 2027 Hill Street (Tel. 665-8127) – Within walking distance.