Kay Parplies

Member of the Chief Economist unit at the European Commission's Directorate-General for Trade

Kay Parplies is a member of the Chief Economist unit at the European Commission's Directorate-General for Trade, where he covers trade relations with emerging market economies, trade in services, WTO disputes and trade defence instruments. Before joining DG TRADE, he worked as a Coordinator responsible for Merger Policy and Scrutiny at DG Competition and as a Case Officer in the Merger Task Force (MTF), where he worked on Phase II merger investigations in a range of industries, including financial services, consumer goods, air transport, engineering products and medical equipment. Before joining the Commission, Kay worked in the banking industry. He holds a Ph.D. in Industrial Economics from Cambridge University and a M.Sc. in Economics and Finance from Warwick University.

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CEPR Policy Research


  • 17 - 18 August 2019 / Peking University, Beijing / Chinese University of Hong Kong – Tsinghua University Joint Research Center for Chinese Economy, the Institute for Emerging Market Studies at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, the Guanghua School of Management at Peking University, the Stanford Center on Global Poverty and Development at Stanford University, the School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University, BREAD, NBER and CEPR
  • 19 - 20 August 2019 / Vienna, Palais Coburg / WU Research Institute for Capital Markets (ISK)
  • 29 - 30 August 2019 / Galatina, Italy /
  • 4 - 5 September 2019 / Roma Eventi, Congress Center, Pontificia Università Gregoriana Piazza della Pilotta, 4, Rome, Italy / European Center of Sustainable Development , CIT University
  • 9 - 14 September 2019 / Guildford, Surrey, UK / The University of Surrey