GSDP was coordinated by

Model Development for Global Market Governance

22.06.2011, Brussels, Belgium

The workshop was held at the Royal Windsor Hotel in Brussels. Please contact Ulf Dahlsten for further information.


  • Ulf Dahlsten (European Commission)
  • Carlo Jaeger (Project Coordinator of GSDP)


The focus of the workshop is on promising efforts to complement and enhance computer models presently available for policy support in global market governance. Examples of practical challenges that call for advances in computer modelling include the financial crisis – especially with its ramifications in the Euro area –, the difficulties to make substantial progress in global climate policy, and the far-reaching shifts in demographic structures. 

The purpose of the workshop is to think out of the box, and its format is chosen so as to facilitate such thinking. Ambitious theoretical innovations shall be discussed along with examples of simulations currently used for policy support, and an informal atmosphere shall encourage the development of new ideas as well as changing perspectives. 

Introductory remarks with brief plenary questions and answers shall lead to in-depth working-group discussions, that will then be fed back into the plenary. The program will be handled flexibly, so as to make sure that the workshop can prepare the ground for a series of practical steps in the coming months and years.

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Day one: 22 June 2011

  • 12.30-13.30 Welcome: light lunch
  • 13.30-15.00 Opening by Ales Fiala, Head of unit Future Emerging Technologies, DG INFSO, EC
  • “Current Challenges in the Study of Economy and Society” Introductory Remarks: Herbert Gintis
  • 15.00-15.30 Coffee break
  • 15.30-17.00 “Time for New Economic Thinking?” Introductory Remarks: Eric Beinhocker
  • 17.00-18.30 Plenary debate: Synthesis of day one/Working Groups
  • 19.30 Joint Dinner

Day two: 23 June 2011

  • 9.00-10.30 “Advances in Economic Modelling” Introductory Remarks: Werner Roeger
  • 10.30-10.45 “Theoretical Challenges in User Driven Research” Introductory Remarks: Carlo Jaeger
  • 12.00-13.00 “The Way Forward” Introductory Remarks: Ulf Dahlsten, incl. Plenary debate
  • 13:00 Farewell: light lunch