Trade Impacts of Fossil Fuel SubsidiesA one-day research workshop in collaboration with IISD's Global Subsidies Initiative
Villa Barton, Geneva
08.45-09.00 Welcoming (& possibility of breakfast)
Opening remarks by representative of ‘Friends of Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform’; Introduction by workshop organizers on state of play of energy subsidies in the WTO.
09.20-11.00 Session 1: The fuel subsidy context in trade & climate change regimes
- Tom Moerenhout (Global Subsidies Initiative - IISD): Dual pricing schemes under international trade & investment agreements.
- Harro van Asselt (Stockholm Environment Institute): Promoting fossil fuel subsidy reform through international trade agreements: A political economy perspective.
- Manual Sanchez (Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies): Fossil fuel subsidies and energy consumption: Why are differentiated tax regimes vulnerable under WTO law?
- Kusum Lata (UNFCCC): Addressing negative impacts of subsidy removal to facilitate higher climate change ambitions under Paris commitments.
11.00-11.20 Coffee break
11.20-13.00 Session 2: Trade impacts of fuel subsidies and their reform
- Kangni Roland Kpodar (IMF): Domestic fuel price changes and export growth in developing countries.
- Manal Shehabi (Oxford Institute for Energy Studies): Is energy subsidy reform in an oil-exporter small economy beneficial to trade? The case of Kuwait.
- Louise Roos (Victoria University): Subsidy reform in Saudi Arabia: A CGE analysis.
13.00-14.00 Lunch break, Graduate Institute
14.00-16.20 Session 3: Trade impacts of fuel subsidies and their reform (continued)
- Habtamu Fuje (Columbia University): Fuel subsidy reforms, transportation costs and commodity price dispersion.
- Ron Steenblik (OECD): The long decline in European subsidized coal production: What were the trade effects?
- Fan Zhang (World Bank): Analyzing the effect of energy costs on manufacturing exports: How important are intermediate goods?
16.20-16.40 Coffee break
16.40-17.30 Session 4: Discussion, conclusion and next steps (publication & research agenda)
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