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A bridge towards Asia

Since 2010, GEM has developed its activities on and in East Asia, with conferences in Europe involving economists from East Asia, and with the participation to many events in East Asia. These activities will continue to grow, thanks to the increasing number of GEM regular partners in East Asia and to business partners in Europe, such as MEDEF. During the academic year 2012-2013, GEM will continue to organize a series of conferences for the "Caucus" of the East Asian students at Sciences Po, and to help Caucus students find interesting internships.

GEM Events in Europe | Links | Publications | GEM Events in Asia | Talk Exchanges

GEM Events in Europe

November 22, 4.00 pm: Prof. Rainer Klump on "The financial crisis viewed from Frankfurt". Room H202A, 2nd floor, 28 rue des saints pères, Paris. Registration.

October 25, 2012, 4.00 pm: Asian Caucus first meeting: Presentation of the series of conferences. Salle du Conseil, 13 rue de l'université, 75007 Paris.

October 15, 2012, 2.00 pm: "Can Trade Agreements Reform Societies?". A GEM-ECIPE rountable with Dr Taeho Bark, Minister for Trade, Korea, Philippe Legrain, Principal Advisor of Bureau of European Policy Advisers of President Barroso, Hosuk Lee-Makiyama, Director, ECIPE (moderator), Prof. Patrick Messerlin, Sciences Po, Paris & ECIPE, Prof. Alan Winters, former Chief Economist, Dept of International Development (DFID) of UK government & Univ. of Sussex. Interview of Dr Bark (Les Echos).

October 9, 2012, 4.30 pm: "A la recherche de la croissance : Quel rôle pour le partenariat UE-Japon ?", a conference co-organized by JETRO - GEM. Salle de conférence du CERI, 56 rue Jacob, 75006 Paris. Registration compulsory.

June 4, 2012: "Trans Pacific Partnership: Impacts sur la politique commerciale multilatérale et européenne". Joint Seminar MEDEF - GEM.

April 11, 2012: Caucus conference: International Organisations in Paris. M. Anders Ahnlid, Ambassador and Permanent Representative at the Delegation of Sweden to the OECD and to UNESCO, will talk about the organisation of and careers in these international institutions. Sciences Po.

March 2, 2012: Caucus conference: "The Age of Equality: The twentieth century in economic perspective" by Prof. Richard Pomfret, Adelaide University (Australia), Sciences Po.

February 10, 2012: Caucus conference: "East and West", EBS (Korea Educational Broadcasting System) documentary. Sciences Po.

January 17, 2012: Caucus conference: "Monetary issues in Asia". Michael Plummer, OECD, Head, Trade and Agriculture Directorate, and Professor of economics, Johns Hopkins-SAIS, Bologna. Sciences Po.

December 9 & 12, 2011: Caucus conference: "Free Trade Agreements in Asia and Pacific: where to now?". A conference by Prof. Christopher Findlay, University of Adelaide, held at Sciences Po Paris for the Asian Students Caucus (December 9) and at ECIPE, Brussels (December 12).

August 29-September 8, 2011: EUSI-SNU-SciencesPo Summer School
GEM was happy to welcome the EU-Asian Programme students from Hitotsubahi, Keio and Tsuda Universities during their Summer programme at Sciences Po.
Lectures by:
- Patrick Messerlin: "The  EU: At the crossroad". (presentation)
- Pierre Boulanger: "The European Agricultural and Trade Policies at a crossroads". (presentation)
- Paul Atkinson: "Basel III in the Global Regulatory Framework". (presentation)
Group picture here.

May 25, 2011: "The French G20 Presidency: A GSIS/KDI-Sciences Po-ITAM Conference". Thanks to close contacts with the Graduate School of International Studies at Seoul National University, GEM has been invited to join the "troika" running the academic conference associated to the Korean G20 Presidency, and it has organized (with Sciences Po Departement of economics and OFCE) a similar troika and event in Paris during the French G20 Presidency.

November 22, 2010: "Japan and Europe after the Crisis: Where are they going?"
A Faculty of Economics, Keio University, Tokyo and GEM conference. Presentations by Prof. Naoyuki Yoshino, Prof. Sahoko Kaji, and Prof. Fukunari Kimura, of Keio University, Mr. Paul Atkinson, GEM-Sciences Po, and Dr. Sebastien Miroudot, OECD and GEM-Sciences Po. Programme.
Papers by:
- Yoshino, Naoyuki and Hirano, Tomohiro, "Fiscal Stability, the Infrastructure Revenue Bonds and Bank Based Infrastructure Funds for Asia", November 2010.
- Kaji, Sahoko, "Governance after the Great Crisis: Japan’s Experience and the EU", November 2010.
- Kimura, Fukunari, "FTA Networking in East Asia and Asia-Pacific: Where Are We Going?", November 2010.

October 19 & 20, 2010: "The Seoul G20 and Beyond"
Conference with Prof. Taeho Bark and Prof. Yeongsup Rhee (GSIS-Seoul National University), Invitation.
Presentations by:
- Prof. Taeho Bark and Prof. Yeongseop Rhee: "The G20 - from Seoul to Paris and beyond".
- Prof. Woosik Moon: "Whither Economic Integration in East Asia?"
- Prof. Dukgeun Ahn: "Legal and Institutional Issues of Korea-EU FTA: New Model for Post-NAFTA FTAs?".
Papers by:

- Bark, Taeho, and Rhee, Yeongseop, "The G20: from Seoul to Paris and beyond", November 2010.
Moon, Woosik, "Whither economic integration in East Asia?", October 2010.
Ahn, Dukgeun, "Legal and Institutional Issues of Korea-EU FTA: New Model for Post-NAFTA FTAs?", October 2010.

GEM Events in Asia

June 17, 2013:Patrick Messerlin at Heart to Heart, a Arirang talk show. Founded in 1996, Arirang TV is a South Korean TV network which airs programs 24 hours a day, in more than 188 countries. It broadcasts in English, Chinese, Indonesian, Russian, Arabic, Vietnamese and Spanish. Some of its most popular and longest-running shows include Arirang News, Showbiz Korea, Pops in Seoul and Heart to Heart.

June 8th, 2012: "The EU, Taiwan and the Mega Trade Agreements in East Asia", Patrick Messerlin's presentation at the conference on "Participation in the WTO and Global Trade: Moving into a New Decade of Trade Liberalization and Prosperity", hosted by Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research, Taipei, Taiwan.

June 7th, 2012: "How to keep busy the WTO when preferential trade agreements are fashionable", Seminar at Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research, Taiwan WTO Center, Taipei, Taiwan. Presentation.

May 7th, 2012: "Rethinking Taiwan-EU Trade Relations: Economic reforms underway in 2012", Keynote speaker at the Taipei World Trade Center Club, Taipei, Taiwan. Presentation.

May 1st 2012: "The EU: Struggling for Remaining Relevant in East Asia", Patrick Messerlin's lecture, Graduate School of international Studies, Korea University, Seoul, South Korea.

April 30th, 2012: "The EU: Struggling for Remaining Relevant in East Asia", Lecture, Graduate School of International Studies, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea. Presentation.

April 28th, 2012: "A must for the EU: working with Japan and East Asia", Patrick Messerlin's presentation at a workshop at EU Business Law, Keio University, Tokyo, Japan.

April 26th, 2012: "The EU, Japan and East Asia", Patrick Messerlin's lecture at Prof. Yoshino series of lectures, Keio University, Tokyo, Japan.

June 16, 2011: "The EU commercial policy: doubts and options", Patrick Messerlin's presentation at the EU Center Singapore, Singapore.

June 16, 2011: 'The “Grand Coalition”: Climate, Trade and Water', Patrick Messerlin's presentation at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore, & Universitas Indonesia, Jakarta.

April 8, 2011: "Water and the WTO: Don’t kill the messenger", Patrick Messerlin's presentation at Tingshua University, School of Public Policy & Management, Beijing.

November 10, 2010: "Climate change and trade policy From mutual destruction to mutual support",Patrick Messerlin's presentation at the Hong Kong Forum, & Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

November 4, 2010: "The EC Commercial Policy", Patrick Messerlin's presentation at Chung Hua Institution for Economic Research", Taipei.

September 17, 2010: Canada-Korea-France High Level G20 Seminar. Organized by the Graduate School of International Studies, Seoul National University

Talk Exchanges

October 2012: Izumi Ryuichiro, "Japan and Australia to hope to lead world through "Win-Win-Win" relations that bring economic stability in Asia", winner of the Committee Chairman's Prize of the JABCC 50th Anniversary Essay Contest. (Japanese)

May 2012: Article by Mizuha Suzuki in "Seihoku no Kaze", Waseda University's newspaper.

November 17, 2011: Hong Kong Section of Sciences Po Alumni meet Patrick Messerlin, Professor of Economics at Sciences Po and Director of the GEM. More.

"What is Needed for the Euro Zone After the Euro Crisis?", an article by Ryuichiro Izumi, student at the Faculty of economics, Keio University, September 2011.

"2011.08.21-09.10 The 3rd Euro-Asia Summer School Report", by Ryuichiro Izumi, student at the Faculty of economics, Keio University, September 2011.


Messerlin, Patrick A., "East Asia and the EU: Which Contribution to the World Trade System?", Policy Brief presented at the Second East Asia-EU Round Table, January 29, 2014.

Messerlin, Patrick A., Hong Seung Pyo, "North Korea's Trade Policy: Constraints and Available Options". Policy Brief, January 29, 2014 (revised version of "Trade Policy as Trust Building in the Korean Peninsula", released September 28, 2013).

Messerlin, Patrick A., Shin, Wonkyu, "The K-pop Wave: An Economic Analysis", a GSIS Seoul National University - Sciences Po policy brief, July 1st, 2013. Revised October 6, 2013.

Messerlin, Patrick A., "The Much Needed EU Pivoting to East Asia", Asia-Pacific Journal of EU Studies Vol. 10 No. 2, Winter 2012.

Izumi Ryuichiro, "Japan and Australia to hope to lead world through "Win-Win-Win" relations that bring economic stability in Asia", winner of the Committee Chairman's Prize of the JABCC 50th Anniversary Essay Contest. (Japanese). October 2012. Picture.

Messerlin, Patrick A., "Keeping the WTO busy while the Doha Round is stuck", VoxEU.org, July 29, 2012.

Messerlin, Patrick A., "Le TPP et la politique européenne en Asie de l'Est (Chine exclue)", Asia Centre, Ministère des Affaires Etrangères, mai 2012.

Messerlin, Patrick A., "The TPP and the EU policy in East Asia (China Mainland excluded)", Asia Centre, Ministère des Affaires Etrangères, mai 2012.

Messerlin, Patrick A., "Korean Hallyu in trade policy" A GEM Policy Brief, March 11, 2012. (revised April 17, 2012).

Messerlin, Patrick A., "The EU Preferential Trade Agreements: Defining Priorities for a Debt-Ridden, Growth-Starving EU", GEM Working Paper, January 30, 2012. (version française).

Modwel, Suman, and Singh, Surendra, "The EU-India FTA Negotiations: Leading to an Agreement or Disagreement?", GEM Policy Brief, January 30, 2012.

Modwel, Suman, and Rukhaiyar, Bansidhar, "The Indian Small and Marginal Farmer : A Tale of Two Villages in Hazaribag". GEM Working Paper, January 2012.

Descourtieux, Benoit, "Navigating through muddy waters in China", Op'Ed, OP Investment Management, October 2011. (Chinese, Taiwanese, français, Presentation).

Zipfel, Marion, "La politique énergétique de Singapour : la sécurité passe par l'efficacité", Op'Ed, September 2011.

Young, Soogil, "Agenda for the French G20 Summit: Global Architecture for Green Growth and Climate Change Negotiations", July 2011.

Le Vernoy, Alexandre, Messerlin, Patrick, "Water and the WTO: Don’t kill the messenger", GEM Policy Brief, 10 January 2011. (Chinese version, English version).

Engman Michael, "A tale of three markets: How government policy creates winners and losers in the Philippine health sector", GEM working Paper, October 2010.

Tsai, Charles, "Regulatory reform in China’s health sector", GEM Policy Brief, February 2010.

Modwel, Suman, Jelassi, , "Productivity of India’s Offshore Outsourcing Sector: Business-based Evidence", GEM Policy Brief du GEM, February 2010.

Yoshino, Naoyuki, Hirano, Tomohiro, Miura, Kakeru, "The Optimal Basel Capital Requirement to Cope with Pro-cyclicality: A Theoretical Approach", Financial Research and Training Center, Discussion Paper Series, November 2009.

Kaji Sahoko, "Déjà vu? Japan’s Financial Crisis Revisited", GEM-KEIO Policy Brief, April 2009.

Yoshino Naoyuki, “How to Revitalize the Japanese and Asian Economies ?”. GEM-KEIO Policy Brief, March 2009. English version. Japanese version.

Meyer, Claude, "Inde-Japon: échanges économiques et partenariat stratégique", GEM Working Paper, février 2009.

Meyer, Claude, "Should China revalue its currency? Lessons from the Japanese experience", GEM Policy Brief, April 2008.

Messerlin, Patrick and Jinghui Wang, "The EU Trade Policy Towards China", GEM Policy Brief, February 2008. (Chinese version).

Shirai, Sayuri, "Promoting Tokyo as an International Financial Center", Working Paper, November 2007.

Kang, Yoo-Duk, "WTO/DDA negotiation and Korea’s Agricultural Policy: Case of rice" (Korean version, English version), GEM Working Paper, November 2006.

Cattaneo, Olivier, Marniesse, Sarah, "Le Cambodge, de l’ère des quotas textiles au libre échange", Agence Française de Développement, October 2004.


  • Blog: 24h en Asie, by Marion Zipfel: Un tour d'horizon non exhaustif de l'actualité asiatique au quotidien.
  • Sciences Po Alumni in Hong Kong: website.

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