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12 proposals for a social compact of progress : Final Declaration REAix2017

12 PROPOSALS FOR A SOCIAL COMPACT OF PROGRESS The challenges raised by the Rencontres Economiques d’Aix 2017 are strikingly urgent.  Technological change and globalization have brought about unprecedented wealth, but with its long ignored suffering: democracies in jeopardy, unequal access to...

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Options for a Euro-area fiscal capacity

Europe has responded to the crisis with strengthened budgetary and macroeconomic surveillance, the creation of the European Stability Mechanism, liquidity provisioning by resilient economies and the European Central Bank and a process towards a banking union. However, a monetary union requires...

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Should the G20 agree to current-account balance targets?

The hard question is how to meet the targets US TREASURY Secretary Tim Geithner has recently proposed that the G20 countries “undertake policies consistent with reducing external imbalances below a specified share of GDP”. Countries “running persistent deficits should boost national...

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The New Global Financial Regulation

This article was written by Laura Tyson, S.K. and Angela Chan, Haas School of Business,University of California at Berkeley, at the occasion of Les Rencontres Economiques d'Aix-en-Provence 2009 “Growth, Demography, Finance: from Major Economic Breakdowns to New Balances". Read the full...

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Financial crises, financial innovation and financial engineering as a background for 21st century firms

This speech was given by Robert C. Merton, Nobel Prize of Economics and Professor at Harvard, during the Rencontres Economiques d'Aix-en-Provence 2008 "Firms, The New Frontiers"  Read the full article The theme of the conference, “firms”, revolves around the difficult challenges that...

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The New Global Challenges

This article was written by Robert W. Fogel, Nobel Prize of Economics and Professor at Booth School of Business, University of Chicago and NBER, at the occasion of his participation to Les Rencontres Economiques d'Aix-en-Provence 2009 "Growth, Demography, Finance: from Major Economic Breakdowns...

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Global Capitalism vs Diverse Societies: Challenges for Europe

This article was written by two members of Le Cercle des économistes, Catherine Lubochinsky and Jean-Pisani Ferry, at the occasion of its 2007 forum, Les Rencontres Economiques d'Aix-en-Provence : "Which capitalism for the 21th century ?" As an epigraph to a recent paper where he describes...

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Europe: a success story

Joschka Fisher, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Germany, presents its vision of Europe during Les Rencontres Economiques d'Aix-en-Provence 2007. If you look at Europe today, it is a great success story. One generation ago, the continent was in a very different situation. It was war-ridden...

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Transforming France for dynamism and inclusion

The Nobel Prize of Economics and Professor at the university of Columbia Edmund Phelps gives his insight of France during his participation to Les Rencontres Economiques d'Aix-en-Provence 2007 on the Theme : "Which capitalism for the 21th century ?" Read the full article in pdf First, let me say...

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A scarcity of institutions for resolving conflicts

Francis Fukuyama, Professor at Johns Hopkins University, giving a speech on political institutions and conflicts during the Rencontres Economiques d'Aix-en-Provence 2006 "A World of scarce resources" Read the full article (pdf) I am going to talk about political institutions, both on an...

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