For three days, 220 people from 30 different countries and a wide diversity of backgrounds have talked about employment as a source of wealth and opportunity. On Friday, the general framework of the three-day meeting was established. On Saturday, a number of specific, employment-related topics have been addressed. On Sunday, the speakers focused on the political debates in France, Europe and the rest of the world. The Cercle des Economistes then macde a concluding statement to bring the Rencontres Economiques d’Aix-en-Provence to a close.