Les Rencontres Économiques d'Aix-en-Provence

The Rencontres return from 7 to 9 July. 3 days of debates in the heart of the Parc Jourdan in Aix-en-Provence on the theme: Renewing hope...

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Le Cercle des économistes and the French Embassy in the United States are organizing a day of reflection on major economic and financial issues with economists from both sides of the Atlantic...

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Fighting the recession to avoid fragmentation of the world Gayle SMITH   |   27 January 2023

As international institutions predict an economic slowdown in 2023, Gayle Smith warns of the risks of a recession in developed and developing countries. Fragmentation of the world, increase of extreme poverty and famine, decrease of development aid... Gayle Smith advocates . . .

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The Statement of the Rencontres Économiques #AixenSeine Cercle des économistes   |   5 July 2020

DEALING WITH WORLD DISORDERS - WE'RE GOING TO MAKE IT!  The Cercle des économistes’ roadmap: 15 proposals in 8 axes to address the crisis At the end of 3 days of intense debate, the Cercle des économistes unveils the proposals . . .

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Final declaration REAix2019 Cercle des économistes   |   7 July 2019

RENEWING TRUST ! This final statement from Le Cercle des économistes is a call to reason, to greater lucidity and most of all, a call to action in order for us to face the great disruptions of our time, be they . . .

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Five urgent challenges for Le Cercle des économistes : Final declaration REAix2018 Jean-Hervé LORENZI (président)   |   8 July 2018

Over the past few months, the troubled atmosphere in the world has often been analyzed in too simple a way. As history has often proven, what seems to be permanent is just a short phase in our trajectory. Whether in . . .

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12 proposals for a social compact of progress : Final Declaration REAix2017 Jean-Hervé LORENZI (président)   |   9 July 2017

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 . . .

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Options for a Euro-area fiscal capacity Jean PISANI-FERRY   |   10 January 2013

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 . . .

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Publications in English

Progress or Freedom Jean-Hervé LORENZI (président)   |   7 November 2019

Technological dominance is shifting the balance of global economic stability. This is the central premise behind the latest book from Lorenzi and Berrebi who view the rise of artificial intelligence, robotics, use of private data, and genetic transformation, among other . . .

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Between China and France : Multi-colored roads Jean-Paul BETBÈZE   |   8 April 2019

Like a prism deflecting a bearm of white jight into multiple colored rays and wavelengths, this essay commissioned to Jean-Paul Betbeze by the Fondation Prospective et Innovation examines the chances presented to and by France as China rises into . . .

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The Factory-Free Economy Lionel FONTAGNÉ   |   2017

The Factory-Free Economy Outsourcing, Servitization, and the Future of Industry  Lionel Fontagné & Ann Harrison Oxford De-industrialization, accelerated by the financial crisis, is a long term process. The comparative advantage of emerging economies shifted towards more advanced goods . . .

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A Violent World Jean-Hervé LORENZI (Fondateur), Mickael BERREBI   |   30 March 2016

During the 1990s Francis Fukuyama announced the end of history. The 2000s showed how it is an illusion to imagine a peaceful world without conflict. In this book, the authors explore how six major constraints are set to fix the . . .

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Global Imbalances and the Collapse of Globalised Finance Anton BRENDER   |   10 February 2010

The world economy is just starting to recover from the most disastrous episode in the history of financial globalisation. Understanding what happened is essential. Anton Brender and Florence Pisani, both economists with Dexia Asset Management and teaching at Paris-Dauphine . . .

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The Great Trade Collapse: Causes, Consequences and Prospects Lionel FONTAGNÉ   |   29 November 2009

When the investment bank Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy in late 2008, the news sent shockwaves across the global economy. The drop in confidence decimated world trade, leading to what the authors of this book call the Great Trade Collapse . . .

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