Angela Merkel’s European policy has so far not succeeded in solving the Eurozone crisis and has been widely criticised across Europe. If you become the next German Chancellor, what would you change in the German European policy approach? Would you change the current austerity policy that is widely viewed as the main reason for Europe’s […]
Watch Professor Gustav Horn (IMK) and Professor Michael Burda (Humboldt University Berlin) discuss the state of economic policies in Europe. The discussion was moderated by Professor Sebastian Dullien (HTW Berlin). This panel was recorded at the ‘The State of Economics after the Crisis’ conference organised by the Research Network for Macroeconomics and Macroeconomic Policies and the […]
Watch former German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt discuss the European crisis with former head of the European Central Bank Jean-Claude Trichet. The conversation was moderated by the investor and philanthropist Nicolas Berggruen. This talk was held at the ‘Europa nach der Krise’ conference organised by the Nicolas Berggruen Institute on Governance in Berlin on 30th October 2012.
Watch a conference organised by the Poland Office of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung and local partner institutions discussing the Eurozone crisis in the global context. The two main speakers were Marek Belka (President of the Polish National Bank) and Maria Joao Rodrigues (Economics Professor and Policy Advisor). This video is part of the Eurozone Scenarios Project of […]
Paul Krugman and Joseph Stiglitz discussed their respective books on the current economic problems and inequality at an event organised by the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET). For the everybody who was unable to attend the event they fortunately uploaded a YouTube video of the full event.
Is the Scandinavian welfare state a role model for Poland and the rest of Europe? This was the topic of the panel discussion featuring Professor Joakim Palme (Uppsala), son of the late Olof Palme, and Dr Miroslaw Grewinski (Warsaw). The discussion was hosted by the Magazine Polityka, the Ferdinand Lassalle Centre for Social Thought and […]
Professor Larry Summers of Harvard University discusses economic policy on both sides of the Atlantic and attacks the intellectual foundation of austerity. This keynote speech was recorded at the Policy Network conference ‘The Quest for Growth’ held at the London Stock Exchange on 6th September 2012.
Our friends at Policy Network organised a very stimulating conference yesterday entitled: ‘The Quest for Growth’. The conference amongst other things featured a question and answer session with the leader of the UK Labour party Ed Miliband and the UK Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls as well as a very interesting panel on Labour markets, skills […]
Watch Christian Westerlind Wigstrom of Oxford University, who is also an economic adviser to Lord Robert Skidelsky, make the case for a state investment bank in Britain. More information about the topic is available in an ebook that can be downloaded for free.
There is currently a lot of political and economic discussion about how governments can help the economy recover and state investment banks are very interesting institutions to look at in this context. In a talk delivered at a conference organised by the London Office of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Gudrun Gumb of the Kreditanstalt fuer Wiederaufbau (KfW) explains how the […]
The Bertelsmann Foundation has just released a new publication entitled ‘Solidarity for Sale – The Social Dimension of the New European Economic Governance’ as part of its Europe in Dialogue series. Amongst many other experts, SEJ columnist Andrew Watt has contributed to the book that can be downloaded in full here (or just click the […]
First of all thanks to everyone who voted in our ballot to establish for the first time what the most influential left-of-centre European blogs are. We wanted to avoid a SEJ bias as far as possible and therefore notified all nominees and asked them to campaign for themselves. And here are the results: 1. Social […]