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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.

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 Chair, Harvard University; Member of the Executive Board, Deutsche Bundesbank (2002-2010) and Dante Roscini – Professor of Management Practice, Harvard Business School; Co-Chair, European Economic Policy Forum, CES, 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; Co-Chair, European Economic Policy Forum, CES, Harvard University; Faculty Associate, CES, Harvard University and Hans-Helmut Kotz – Visiting Professor of Economics, Harvard University; CES Resident Faculty & Seminar Chair, Harvard University; Member of the Executive Board, Deutsche Bundesbank (2002-2010)
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 Professor of History, Harvard University; Resident Faculty, CES, Harvard University; Director (1994-2001), CES, 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 Chair, Harvard University; Member of the Executive Board, Deutsche Bundesbank (2002-2010) and Dante Roscini – Professor of Management Practice, Harvard Business School; Co-Chair, European Economic Policy Forum, CES, 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 Chair, Harvard University; Member of the Executive Board, Deutsche Bundesbank (2002-2010)
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 Chair, Harvard University; Member of the Executive Board, Deutsche Bundesbank (2002-2010)
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 Chair, Harvard University; Member of the Executive Board, Deutsche Bundesbank (2002-2010)
​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 Chair, Harvard University; Member of the Executive Board, Deutsche Bundesbank (2002-2010)
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; Co-Chair, European Economic Policy Forum, CES, 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 Chair, Harvard University; Member of the Executive Board, Deutsche Bundesbank (2002-2010)
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 Chair, Harvard University; Member of the Executive Board, Deutsche Bundesbank (2002-2010)
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 Chair, Harvard University; Member of the Executive Board, Deutsche Bundesbank (2002-2010)
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 Chair, Harvard University; Member of the Executive Board, Deutsche Bundesbank (2002-2010)
  • 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 – Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy and Vice Chancellor of Germany
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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