Webinar with Professor Joseph Stiglitz: Rewriting the Rules of the European Economy

15. april 2020

Nyt Europa (New Europe) has invited Professor and Nobel Laureate in Economics Joseph E. Stiglitz to talk about the European Economy in and beyond the Corona Crisis. His newest book “Rewriting the Rules of the European Economy” from January 2020, Professor Stiglitz argues that the European economy has been ruled by several decades of strong neoliberal influence.

With a speed we have not experience before, the European economy are leading towards recession due to the Corona crisis. The crisis has and will have major economic and financial consequences across the world. But how should the EU and its member states priorities and organize the economy in these times in a way, that we can build towards a new economy in the future, which in fact serves the people and the planet. What can we learn from the last financial crisis? Is this the end of the euro, or the start of something new? Professor Stiglitz will touch upon this and more as he dives into to the matter of the impending fiscal crisis in the wake of the current health crisis.

The online conference will take place Wednesday the 15. April @ 17.00-18.00 (Brussels-time) at Zoom.

You need to sign up at the link below and we will send you a confirmation. Just before the event, you will receive the link to join the online conference.

You are more than welcome to write your questions and comments below now, we will then do our best to include it in the conversation with the Professor.

We look forward to seeing you all soon for a fruitful discussion, in our online community.

Joseph E. Stiglitz is an American economist and a professor at Columbia University. He is also the co-chair of the High-Level Expert Group on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress at the OECD, and the Chief Economist of the Roosevelt Institute.  A recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences (2001) and the John Bates Clark Medal (1979), he is a former senior vice president and chief economist of the World Bank and a former member and chairman of the (US president’s) Council of Economic Advisers. In 2000, Stiglitz founded the Initiative for Policy Dialogue, a think tank on international development based at Columbia University. He has been a member of the Columbia faculty since 2001 and received that university’s highest academic rank (university professor) in 2003. In 2011 Stiglitz was named by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world. Known for his pioneering work on asymmetric information, Stiglitz’s work focuses on income distribution, risk, corporate governance, public policy, macroeconomics and globalization. He is the author of numerous books, and several bestsellers. His most recent titles are People, Power, and Profits, Rewriting the Rules of the European Economy, Globalization and Its Discontents Revisited, The Euro and Rewriting the Rules of the American Economy.

 Nyt Europa is a Danish organization founded in 1998 with the overall objective to promote civic engagement on a Danish and European level. We work for a more sustainable, progressive and democratic Europe and believe that the EU institutions play a pivotal role in solving the challenges we face in Europe today. Nyt Europa creates public activities – debates, talks, workshops, exhibitions, educational programs, conferences etc. – in order to initiate and strengthen public participation and knowledge. We particularly focus on reaching out to citizens who do not necessarily engage in EU political issues. Therefore, we aim for the events as well as the communication to be creative, innovative and inclusive, and we host the events in different cities and on a variety of platforms.

Fra 1. april kan du tilmelde dig arrangementet via nemtilmeld: https://nyteuropa.nemtilmeld.dk/113/