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Economic Rendez-vous of the Mediterranean 2013

“For a Mediterranean of Creativity and Innovation: an ambition for the Youth” The 9th Economic Rendezvous of the Mediterranean were held at the Villa Méditerranée in Marseille on Saturday, November 9th, 2013 concluding the Mediterranean Economic Week in the presence of a large audience and...

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Rencontres Économiques d’Aix-en-Provence 2013

The World Economy, between Emergencies and the Long Term The world economy has a past, a present, and a future. But it is also made up of a myriad of different approaches to time. Countries, cultures, sectors of activity conform to their own different notion of time; the pace of finance is...

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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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What if the Sun Also Rises in the West…

  The New Global Dynamics Over the last 10 years, there has been a strong belief forming of the final shift in economic and eventual political power from OECD countries to emerging nations. The purpose of the 12th Rencontres Économiques d’Aix-en-Provence was to seek to provide a more...

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Rencontres Économiques d’Aix-en-Provence 2011

We have now reached the end of an economic cycle. After 30 years of attempting to reform the State and discussing its role, one question remains. Is the comeback of State interventions these last few years a passing trend, a transition period, a phase for restoring our threatened societies? If...

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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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Global Imbalances and the Collapse of Globalised Finance

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 University, argue in this...

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The Great Trade Collapse: Causes, Consequences and Prospects

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. The fall in trade was sudden, severe and synchronised...

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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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The New Energy Crisis : Climate, Economics and Geopolitics

In a world where climate change has become a proven reality, it is clear that global energy consumption is currently on an unsustainable path. Humankind's insatiable appetite for energy has sparked a new crisis, and there is a deep uncertainty about what the long term physical, economic and social...

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