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College of Europe
Senior Research Fellow, Centre for European Policy Studies

Jacques Pelkmans is Senior Fellow at CEPS  (www.ceps.eu) in Brussels  and visiting professor at the College of Europe in Bruges. Between 2001 and August 2012 he was Jan Tinbergen Chair and Director of the Economics dept at the College.  A Ph. D.  in economics from Tilburg University, he has been associate professor of economics at the European University Institute in Florence, professor of Economics at the European Institute of Public Administration (Maastricht) and professor for European Economic Integration at Maastricht University.  He has held part-time positions at the WRR (think-tank of the Dutch Prime minister), founding  Director of the European Institute of Asian Studies in Brussels and professor in ‘Business & Europe’ at the Vlerick Business School  (Gent, Leuven Beijing, St. Petersburg). Dr. Pelkmans has been advisor to the European Commission, the OECD, the World Bank, UNIDO, ASEAN  and governments in Europe and Asia. His research interests comprise several specialized areas in European economic integration (e.g. EU regulation, the internal market, network industries, European standards, regulatory impact assessment, EU trade and investment policy, incl. TTIP) besides design and technical aspects of ASEAN economic integration, plus ASEM.  jacques.pelkmans@ceps.eu and jacques.pelkmans@gmail.com 

Conference Topics

DAY I - 10:00 – 11:40 – Opening panel - The EU single market: how to deepen it and for what gains?