Next Left Economic Circle

The second roundtable will focus on “Public debt crisis in Europe: urgent solutions & long-term […]


The second roundtable will focus on “Public debt crisis in Europe: urgent solutions & long-term remedies” with guest speaker Laurent Cordonnier, Associate Professor Lille 1 University – Centre lillois d’études et de recherches sociologiques et économiques.

Laurent Cordonnier is Economist, Associate Professor at the University of Lille 1 and researcher at CLERSE (CNRS). He teaches at the Social and Economic Sciences department of Lille 1 University and at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques of Lille. His research are mainly focused on growth, income distribution and employment within financialised capitalism. He published several books : “Coopération et réciprocité” in 1997 (P.U.F) ; “Pas de pitié pour les gueux”, in 2000 (Raison d’agir) and “L’économie des Toambapiks, une fable qui n’a rien d’une fiction” in 2010 (Raison d’agir). In addition he is a regular contributor to Le Monde Diplomatique.

The roundtables of the next Left Economic Circle bring together progressive economists from different European institutions, from civil society organisations and the business sector, who wish to evaluate the economic theoretical corpus behind economic policy proposals. The roundtables consist of regular public meetings, co-organised by the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS) and the Global Progressive Forum (GPF) and are co-chaired by Liem Hoang-Ngoc (MEP, S&D Group at the European Parliament) and Stephany Griffith-Jones (Professor, Columbia University). They take place in the European Parliament in Brussels (translation in French, English and German) at lunch time. For each roundtable, a renowned economist will be invited as a guest speaker.

It will take place at the European Parliament from 12.00 to 14.00 Lunch and translation (EN-FR-DE) provided.
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For each roundtable, a renowned economist will be invited as a guest speaker.

Save the date : our third meeting should take place on Tuesday 7th February with Engelbert STOCKHAMMER, Professor of Economics, Kingston University

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