Sustainable Economy

Re-building progressive political economy to foster a new model of development The economic theory underlying the conservative views on economic policy has no scientific foundations, "the Emperor has no clothes". Despite their trust in such models it has never been demonstrated that the economic system, independently of any external intervention, could produce an acceptable social order…

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Project NordMod 2030

FEPS, in corporation with SAMAK, have commissioned Fafo to lead the Nordic research project, NordMod 2030. The aim is to analyze the characteristics of the Nordic model, understand its future sustainability and to establish, if it is being challenged by international and national changes.
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Debate between Martin Schulz and Thomas Piketty

Organised by FEPS and Le Nouvel Observateur, in this debate the PES candidate for the EU Commission Presidency, Martin Schulz, discuss about the economic changes the European Union needs with the French economist Thomas Piketty, author of the best selling book Capital in the 21st. Century.
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Research Project: Europe within the Global Economy

FEPS in collaboration with the Economic Council of the Labour Movement – ECLM – (Copenhagen) and the Centre for Development Policy and Research – CDPR - have set up a research project with the aim of assessing the Role of Europe within the Global Economy.
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Research Project: Finance and Inequality

FEPS, in collaboration with Foundation Jean Jaurès (France), Leeds University Business School (UK), and the Macroeconomic Policy Institute (IMK) have set up a research project with the aim to generate a detailed multi-layered, and multi-locational analysis of the European financial system.
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Conference: Reframing industrial relations

SOLIDAR and FEPS co-organised the final conference of the project "Making Industrial Relations work for Decent Work" where a recommendations booklet was launched. Participants agreed that to improve the situation there is the need for an EU licensing system for recruitment agencies and...
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Progressive economy Initiative

FEPS and S&D Group & FEPS have launched the Progressive Economy initiative, which will create a new and open space for public and informed debate, and which will contribute to this debate by spelling out an alternative economic vision for Europe, drawing on an alternative economic model.
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Conference: How important being member of the EU is to the UK

For business, trade and growth it would be unquestionable for the UK to leave the EU said panelists gathered by FEPS, S&D group at the European Parliament and the European Parliamentary Labour Party in a fringe meeting at Labour Party Annual Conference 2012 in Manchester.
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Roundtable: Is the Nordic model a solution to get out of the crisis

The European understanding of the Nordic welfare model has often been simplified and over-optimistic. But the welfare regime has led to high levels economic competitiveness, social cohesion and well-being in all Nordic countries. Nevertheless, the recent developments in Nordic social policy –...
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Opinion: Growth Bonds a Win-Win for Troubled Eurozone

In an opinion published in the FT on 9 Dec., member of FEPS Scientific Council, Prof. Stephany Griffith-Jones suggests - to give a breathing space for countries in trouble - a switch from conventional bonds to growth bonds, so interest payments are cut in times of low growth and increased as growth
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Conference: Towards Inclusive Development in Latin America and Chile

On August 29-30, FEPS, together with Former President of Chile, Ricardo Lagos, Alicia Barcena from the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and José Antonio Ocampo and Stephany Griffith-Jones of the Initiative for Policy Dialogue (IPD) organized a conference ...
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Monetary Analysis of the Economy Conference

The colloquium Monetary Analysis of the Economy took place at Pierre Mendès University in Grenoble, France on the 15th and 16th April 2010. The aim of the conference was to put in the front line a monetary analysis of the economy as a general framework in which the exploration ...
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Conference: The Best Alternative to a New Global Currency

On March 18th-19th a conference organized by the Initiative for Policy Dialogue at Columbia University, the School of Finance at Central University of Finance and Economics in Beijing, with support from the Ford Foundation and the Columbia Global Center East Asia, ...
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Monetary Analysis of the Economy Conference

The colloquium Monetary Analysis of the Economy took place at Pierre Mendès University in Grenoble, France on the 15th and 16th April 2010. The aim of the conference was to put in the front line a monetary analysis of the economy as a general framework in which the exploration of both the bases...
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Roundtable Discussion: “Global New Deal" - Reform of the International System

FEPS organised a high-level round table meeting and brainstorming session with international experts on 13th March 2009 in order to add more input to the Global Vision Paper, a document aiming at finding systematic and global solutions to the current global crisis. In his introduction speech,...
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Financial crisis meeting

The meeting was divided in two parts, one on the assessment of the sources and of the diffusion of the financial crisis, the other on the priorities that one should establish in order to tackle both the financial and the real economy crises.
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The Global Financial Crisis: Regulatory Implications

Organised jointly by the IPD and the FES, attended by FEPS, “The Global Financial Crisis” was aimed at answering a set of questions on the possible regulation packages to reduce risks of future crises while encouraging a financial sector that serves the real economy.
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US Financial Market Crisis: What's Next?

On the occasion of the Global Policy Days, organised in Helsinki by FEPS with the support of the Kalevi Sorsa Foundation, FEPS Economic Consultant Matthieu Méaulle gave a introductory speech on the theme "US Financial Market Crisis: What's Next?". This was part of the overall conference which...
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