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European Economic Policy Forum


This forum convenes leading academics, senior experts and policy makers to analyze current and emerging European economic policy issues and effective responses. The aim is to facilitate and deepen understanding of European and Eurozone economies and to generate ideas for confronting European economic policy challenges.


Sigmar Gabriel, Vice Chancellor of Germany, spoke to students at CES on October 23, 2014 as part of the European Economic Policy Forum.

How Much Union Is Needed in Euro Area Finance? European Economic Policy Forum — How Much Union Is Needed in Euro Area Finance?
November 6, 2019
4:30pm - 6:00pm
  • Lorenzo Bini Smaghi – Chairman, Société Générale; Member of the Executive Board (2005-2011), European Central Bank
  • Stefan Collignon – Professor of Political Economy, Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies; International Chief Economist, Centro Europa Ricerche (CER); John F. Kennedy Memorial Policy Fellow, CES, Harvard University
  • Megan Greene – Former Global Chief Economist, ManuLife Investment Management; Senior Fellow, Mossavar-Rahmani Center, Harvard Kennedy School
  • Chair Hans-Helmut Kotz – Visiting Professor of Economics, Harvard University; CES Resident Faculty & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University
Initiative for Europe: Two Years Since Macron's Sorbonne Address European Economic Policy Forum — Initiative for Europe: Two Years Since Macron's Sorbonne Address
October 30, 2019
12:30pm - 2:00pm
  • Carsten Brzeski – Chief German Economist, ING Bank; John F. Kennedy Memorial Policy Fellow 2019, CES, Harvard University
  • Michaela Wiegel – Correspondent, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
  • Chair Peter A. Hall – Krupp Foundation Professor of European Studies & CES Resident Faculty, Harvard Faculty
Europe’s Travails: Forging a French-German Response in an Era of Transatlantic Disequilibrium European Economic Policy Forum — Europe’s Travails: Forging a French-German Response in an Era of Transatlantic Disequilibrium
October 22, 2019
4:30pm - 5:45pm
  • Henrik Enderlein – President and Professor of Political Economy, Hertie School
  • Jean Pisani-Ferry – Senior Professor of Economics and Public Management, Hertie School; Senior Fellow, Bruegel
  • Jeffrey Frankel – James W. Harpel Professor of Capital Formation and Growth, Harvard Kennedy School
  • Vivien A. Schmidt – Jean Monnet Professor of European Integration and Professor of International Relations and Political Science, Boston University; CES Local Affiliate, Harvard University
  • Moderated by Hans-Helmut Kotz – Visiting Professor of Economics, Harvard University; CES Resident Faculty & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University
Democracy and Prosperity: Reinventing Capitalism through a Turbulent Century Economic European Policy Forum — Democracy and Prosperity: Reinventing Capitalism through a Turbulent Century
April 30, 2019
4:30pm - 6:00pm
  • Torben Iversen – Harold Hitchings Burbank Professor of Political Economy, Harvard University
  • David Soskice – Professor of Political Science and Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Peter A. Hall – Krupp Foundation Professor of European Studies & CES Resident Faculty, Harvard University
  • Cathie Jo Martin – Professor of Political Science, Boston University
  • Chair Daniel Ziblatt – Eaton Professor of the Science of Government & CES Acting Director, Harvard University
Europe’s Travails: Is Deeper Integration the Answer? European Economic Policy Forum — Europe’s Travails: Is Deeper Integration the Answer?
November 30, 2018
2:30pm - 4:00pm
  • Ashoka Mody – Charles and Marie Robertson Visiting Professor in International Economic Policy , Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University
  • Sofia A. Perez – Associate Professor of Political Science, Boston University & CES Local Affiliate, Harvard University;
  • George Alogoskoufis – Karamanlis Chair of Hellenic and European Studies, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University; Minister of Economy and Finance of Greece (2004-2009)
  • Chair Hans-Helmut Kotz – Visiting Professor of Economics, Harvard University; CES Resident Faculty & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University and Dante Roscini – Professor of Management Practice, Harvard Business School; CES Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University; Faculty Associate, CES, Harvard University
The Euro at 20: What's Still Needed to Thrive in a Changing Global Landscape? European Economic Policy Forum — The Euro at 20: What's Still Needed to Thrive in a Changing Global Landscape?
October 30, 2018
4:30pm - 6:00pm
  • Marco Buti – Director-General for Economic and Financial Affairs, European Commission
  • Chair Hans-Helmut Kotz – Visiting Professor of Economics, Harvard University; CES Resident Faculty & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University
Unelected Power: A Book Presentation and Discussion with Sir Paul Tucker Worldwide Week at Harvard | European Economic Policy Forum — Unelected Power: A Book Presentation and Discussion with Sir Paul Tucker
October 24, 2018
3:30pm - 5:00pm
  • Sir Paul Tucker – Chair, The Systemic Risk Council; Senior Fellow, CES, Harvard University; Deputy Governor, The Bank of England (2009-2013); Research Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School
  • Alberto Alesina – Nathaniel Ropes Professor of Political Economy, Harvard University; Faculty Associate, CES, Harvard University
  • Eric Beerbohm – Professor of Government, Harvard University
  • Kathleen McNamara – Professor of Government and Foreign Service, Georgetown University
  • Daphna Renan – Assistant Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
  • Chair and Discussant Lawrence H. Summers – Charles W. Eliot University Professor, Harvard University; President Emeritus, Harvard University
Workshop: E.U.-U.S.A. – A shriveling Wertegemeinschaft? European Economic Policy Forum — Workshop: E.U.-U.S.A. – A shriveling Wertegemeinschaft?
October 15, 2018
12:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Chair Hans-Helmut Kotz – Visiting Professor of Economics, Harvard University; CES Resident Faculty & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University and Dante Roscini – Professor of Management Practice, Harvard Business School; CES Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University; Faculty Associate, CES, Harvard University
Portugal’s Economic Recovery: From Sick Man to Poster Boy European Economic Policy Forum — Portugal’s Economic Recovery: From Sick Man to Poster Boy
April 18, 2018
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Is it Still not Politics, Stupid? The Eurozone’s Balancing Act Between Cyclical Growth and Structural Reforms European Economic Policy Forum — Is it Still not Politics, Stupid? The Eurozone’s Balancing Act Between Cyclical Growth and Structural Reforms
March 1, 2018
4:15pm - 6:00pm
  • Carsten Brzeski – Chief Economist, Germany and Austria, ING
  • Chair Peter A. Hall – Professor of Government and CES Resident Faculty, Harvard University
The Deepening of the EMU and its Impact on Varieties of Capitalism in Europe European Economic Policy Forum — The Deepening of the EMU and its Impact on Varieties of Capitalism in Europe
February 14, 2018
4:15pm - 6:00pm
  • Moreno Bertoldi – Minister Counselor, Economic and Financial Affairs, Delegation of the European Union to the United States
  • Peter A. Hall – Professor of Government and CES Resident Faculty, Harvard University
  • Chair José Manuel Martinez Sierra – Jean Monnet ad Personam Professor in EU Law and Government, Real Colegio Complutense and CES Local Affiliate, Harvard University
Economic and Monetary Union After the EU Election Cycle: The Way Forward European Economic Policy Forum — Economic and Monetary Union After the EU Election Cycle: The Way Forward
October 31, 2017
4:15pm - 6:00pm
  • Marco Buti – Director-General for Economic and Financial Affairs, European Commission
  • Peter A. Hall – Krupp Foundation Professor of European Studies, Harvard University; Resident Faculty, CES
Stumbling from Crisis to Crisis: the EU, the Eurozone and Brexit European Economic Policy Forum — Stumbling from Crisis to Crisis: the EU, the Eurozone and Brexit
October 19, 2017
4:15pm - 6:00pm
  • Martin Wolf – Chief Economics Commentator, Financial Times
  • Chair Hans-Helmut Kotz – Visiting Professor of Economics, Harvard University; CES Resident Faculty & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University and Dante Roscini – Professor of Management Practice, Harvard Business School; CES Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University; Faculty Associate, CES, Harvard University
Financial Markets Union - Towards Ever Deeper Integration? European Economic Policy Forum — Financial Markets Union - Towards Ever Deeper Integration?
October 16, 2017
9:00am - 10:30am
  • Ignazio Angeloni – Member of the Supervisory Board, Single Supervisory Mechanism, European Central Bank
  • Hans-Helmut Kotz – Visiting Professor of Economics, Harvard University; Resident Faculty, CES, Harvard University
  • Barbara Novick – Vice Chairman, BlackRock
  • Moderated by Christopher Smart – Senior Fellow, Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, Harvard Kennedy School; Special Assistant to the US President for International Economics (2013-2015); Deputy Assistant Secretary of Treasury for Europe and Eurasia (2009-2013)
A Conversation with Romano Prodi European Economic Policy Forum — A Conversation with Romano Prodi
October 4, 2017
4:15pm - 5:15pm
  • Romano Prodi – 52nd Prime Minister of Italy; 10th President of the European Commission
  • Chair Dante Roscini – Professor of Management Practice, Harvard Business School; CES Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University; Faculty Associate, CES, Harvard University and Hans-Helmut Kotz – Visiting Professor of Economics, Harvard University; CES Resident Faculty & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University
Workshop: Incompatible Economic Philosophies: German Ordo vs. U.S. Pragmatism European Economic Policy Forum  — Workshop: Incompatible Economic Philosophies: German Ordo vs. U.S. Pragmatism
April 24, 2017
2:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Richard Cooper – Maurits C. Boas Professor of International Economics, Department of Economics, Harvard University
  • Lars Feld – Chair for Economic Policy and Constitutional Economics, Freiburg University; Member of the Advisory Council, German Council of Economic Experts; President, Walter Eucken Institut
  • Jeffrey Frankel – James W. Harpel Professor of Capital Formation and Growth, Harvard Kennedy School
  • Benjamin Friedman – William Joseph Maier Professor of Political Economy, Harvard University
  • Harold James – Claude and Lore Kelly Professor in European Studies; Professor of History and International Affairs, Princeton University; Director, Program in Contemporary European Politics and Society, Princeton University
  • Oliver Landmann – Chair of Economic Theory, Freiburg University
  • Charles Maier – Leverett Saltonstall Research Professor of History, Harvard University; CES Resident Faculty, Harvard University
  • Christopher Smart – Senior Fellow, Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, Harvard Kennedy School; Special Assistant to the US President for International Economics (2013-2015); Deputy Assistant Secretary of Treasury for Europe and Eurasia (2009-2013)
  • Philipp Steinberg – Head of Economic Policy, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, Germany
  • Jeromin Zettelmeyer – Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics
  • Chair Hans-Helmut Kotz – Visiting Professor of Economics, Harvard University; CES Resident Faculty & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University and Dante Roscini – Professor of Management Practice, Harvard Business School; CES Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University; Faculty Associate, CES, Harvard University
European Banks – Not Yet Safe or Sound European Economic Policy Forum — European Banks – Not Yet Safe or Sound
November 30, 2016
2:15pm - 4:00pm
  • Thomas Gehrig – Chair in Finance, Department of Finance, University of Vienna; Faculty Member, Vienna Graduate School of Finance
  • Chair Hans-Helmut Kotz – Visiting Professor of Economics, Harvard University; CES Resident Faculty & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University
Sound Fiscal Policies, Less Monetary Stimulus: The German Proposal to Tackle Europe's Challenges European Economic Policy Forum — Sound Fiscal Policies, Less Monetary Stimulus: The German Proposal to Tackle Europe's Challenges
November 10, 2016
4:15pm - 5:45pm
  • Christoph Schmidt – Chairman, German Council of Economic Experts
  • Jochen Andritzky – Secretary General, German Council of Economic Experts
  • Jeffrey Frankel – James W. Harpel Professor of Capital Formation and Growth, Harvard Kennedy School
  • Christopher Smart – Senior Fellow, Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, Harvard Kennedy School; Special Assistant to the US President for International Economics (2013-2015); Deputy Assistant Secretary of Treasury for Europe and Eurasia (2009-2013)
  • Chair Hans-Helmut Kotz – Visiting Professor of Economics, Harvard University; CES Resident Faculty & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University
Game Over: The Inside Story of the Greek Crisis European Economic Policy Forum — Game Over: The Inside Story of the Greek Crisis
October 20, 2016
2:15pm - 4:00pm
  • George Papaconstantinou – Minister of Finance, Greece (2009-2011); Minister of Environment, Energy and Climate Change, Greece (2011-2012)
  • Chair Hans-Helmut Kotz – Visiting Professor of Economics, Harvard University; CES Resident Faculty & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University
​ECB and the Fed – An Ocean Apart?​ European Economic Policy Forum — ​ECB and the Fed – An Ocean Apart?​
October 12, 2016
4:15pm - 6:00pm
  • Yves Mersch – Member of the Executive Board, European Central Bank
  • Chair Hans-Helmut Kotz – Visiting Professor of Economics, Harvard University; CES Resident Faculty & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University
Europe – On Achieving an Appropriate Economic Policy Stance European Economic Policy Forum — Europe – On Achieving an Appropriate Economic Policy Stance
October 4, 2016
4:15pm - 6:00pm
  • Dante Roscini – Professor of Management Practice, Harvard Business School; CES Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University; Faculty Associate, CES, Harvard University
  • Servaas Deroose – Deputy Director-General, Directorate-General Economics and Financial Affairs (ECFIN), European Commission
  • Thomas Wieser – President, Euro Working Group and Economic and Financial Committee, Council of the European Union
  • Benjamin Friedman – William Joseph Maier Professor of Political Economy, Harvard University
  • Chair Hans-Helmut Kotz – Visiting Professor of Economics, Harvard University; CES Resident Faculty & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University
An Attempt to Explain the German Approach to the Greek and Euro Crises Obsessed with Austerity? — An Attempt to Explain the German Approach to the Greek and Euro Crises
October 21, 2015
2:15pm - 4:00pm
  • Philipp Steinberg – Head of Economic Policy, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, Germany
  • Chair Hans-Helmut Kotz – Visiting Professor of Economics, Harvard University; CES Resident Faculty & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University
Big Data’s Challenges and Opportunities for Labor Big Data’s Challenges and Opportunities for Labor
October 14, 2015
4:15pm - 6:00pm
  • Jörg Asmussen – Permanent State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs of Germany
  • Chair Hans-Helmut Kotz – Visiting Professor of Economics, Harvard University; CES Resident Faculty & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University
Currency Politics – European Style Currency Politics – European Style
April 1, 2015
4:15pm - 5:45pm
  • Alberto Alesina – Nathaniel Ropes Professor of Political Economy, Harvard University; Faculty Associate, CES, Harvard University
  • Hans-Helmut Kotz – Visiting Professor of Economics, Harvard University; CES Resident Faculty & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University
  • Jeffry Frieden – Stanfield Professor of International Peace, Department of Government, Harvard University
  • Richard Cooper – Maurits C. Boas Professor of International Economics, Department of Economics, Harvard University
  • Jeffrey Frankel – James W. Harpel Professor of Capital Formation and Growth, Harvard Kennedy School
Inflated Threats: The Eurozone Crisis and the Challenges Going Forward Inflated Threats: The Eurozone Crisis and the Challenges Going Forward
November 17, 2014
5:15pm - 7:00pm
A Transatlantic Agenda for Sustainable Progress: A lecture by Sigmar Gabriel, Vice Chancellor & Minister for Economic Affairs, Federal Republic of Germany A Transatlantic Agenda for Sustainable Progress: A lecture by Sigmar Gabriel, Vice Chancellor & Minister for Economic Affairs, Federal Republic of Germany
October 23, 2014
12:00pm - 1:15pm
  • Sigmar Gabriel – Chairman, Atlantik-Brücke; Member of the Bundestag & Vice Chancellor of Germany (2013-2018), Federal Republic of Germany; Senior Fellow, CES, Harvard University ; John F. Kennedy Memorial Policy Fellow, CES, Harvard University
Preventing Europe's Next Debt Crisis: Europe’s New Financial Script Book Preventing Europe's Next Debt Crisis: Europe’s New Financial Script Book
September 24, 2014
12:15pm - 1:45pm
  • Thomas Wieser – President, Euro Working Group and Economic and Financial Committee, Council of the European Union
Europe's Monetary Union: Making It Prosperous and Resilient Europe's Monetary Union: Making It Prosperous and Resilient
November 25, 2013
5:15pm - 7:00pm

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