Econopolis Economic Encounter

How ideas and ideology, not capital, enriched the world

  • What explains economic growth? Why did some European countries experience an explosion in individual prosperity over the past 200 years and others not?
  • Will automation destroy jobs and exacerbate inequality?
  • Does inequality of income really matters when the condition of the working class, or the poorest in society, improves?

 

Practical info

Schedule
Tuesday, December 4th 2018
Registration and welcome from 3:45 p.m.
The conference starts at 4:20 p.m. sharp

Venue
Irish College,
Janseniusstraat 1
3000 Leuven

Free entry and on invitation only

For more information: valerie.coene@econopolis.be

 

Program

3:45 p.m. Registration
4:20 p.m. Welcome
by Professor Jozef Konings, Director VIVES KU Leuven, Professor Economics, KU Leuven and the University of Liverpool Management School
4:30 p.m. Introduction
by Johan Van Overtveldt, Federal Minister of Finance
4:45 p.m. ECONOPOLIS CHAIR LECTURE
How ideas and ideology, not capital, enriched the world

by Professor Deirdre McCloskey, Distinguished Professor of Economics, History, English, and Communication, University of Illinois at Chicago
5:00 p.m. Debate
between Professor Deirdre McCloskey, Minister Johan Van Overtveldt, Professor Koenraad De Backere (General Manager at KU Leuven) and Geert Noels,
moderated by Professor Jozef Konings
5:45 p.m. Closing words
by Geert Noels, Founder & Chief Economist Econopolis
6:00 p.m. Reception

 

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