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Thinking economics forward: Day of Progressive Economic Policy 2021 #tpw21

Online Congress, 28 - 29 April and 3 May 2021

The Nobel Laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz, the EU Commissioner for Economy Paolo Gentiloni, German Minister on Finances Olaf Scholz and many other high-level speakers discussed socially, ecologically and economically sustainable transformations to deal with the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic, which exacerbates existing inequities.

The Day of Progressive Economic Policy 2021, a three-day online congress, was organised by the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES), in partnership with FEPS, the German Trade Union Confederation (DGB), Dezernat Zukunft and the Macroeconomic Policy Institute (IMK).

 

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Wednesday, 28th April - 14:00 - 15:30 - FORUM I - REGISTER
European disparities: reducing social inequality and creating upward convergence

Panel discussion with:
Bjorn Hacker, Professor at the University of Applied Sciences (HTW)
Gabriele Bischoff, Member of the European Parliament

Santina Bertulessi, Deputy Head of Cabinet, European Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights
N.N., European Trade Union Confederation / Welfare Association
Facilitation:
David Rinaldi, Director of Studies at the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS)

Wednesday, 28th April, 16:30 - 18:00 - FORUM II - REGISTER
A sustainable come-back: how to ensure an ecological & just transformation after Corona

Panel discussion with:
Saïd El Khadraoui, Fellow at the KU Leuven Institute for Public Governance, Founder of Impact Lab and FEPS Special Advisor on the EU Green Deal
Veronika Grimm, Member of the German Council of Economic Experts
Michael Vassiliadis, Chairman IG BCE
Rita Schwarzelühr-Sutter, State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Environment
Facilitation:
Hanna Gersmann, The Correspondents

Thursday, 29th April, 14:00 - 15:30 - FORUM III - REGISTER
Tomorrow´s value creation: What shall our economies be based on in the future?

Panel discussion with:
Anke Rehlinger, Saarland’s Minister of Economic Affairs
Rafael Laguna de la Vera, Founding Director of the Agency for Disruptive Innovations
Prof. Jens Südekum, University Düsseldorf
Roman Zitzelsberger, IG-Metall Baden-Württemberg
Facilitation:
Astrid Maier, Xing

Thursday 29th April, 15:40 - 16:25 - SPECIAL SESSION
Visions for the recovery and progressive taxation for a post-COVID world

Panel will be streamed on FES Website

Panel discussion with:
Paolo Gentiloni, EU Commissioner for Economy, European Commission
Joseph E. Stiglitz, Nobel Laureate, Professor at Columbia University
Facilitation:
Emma Agyemang, Correspondent, Financial Times (tbc)

Presentation of Independent Commission for the Reform of International Corporate Taxation (ICRICT) Report on “Creating a vision for progressive taxation globally for a post-COVID world”

Thursday 29th April, 16:30 - 18:00 - FORUM IV - REGISTER
Economic stabilisation, social-ecological transformation and full employment: challenges of fiscal and monetary policy in Europe

Political Statement:
Paolo Gentiloni, Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Affairs and Taxation and Customs Union of the European Commission

Panel discussion with:
Vítor Constâncio, Professor at the School of Economics & Business Administration at the University of Navarra, former Vice-President of the European Central Bank (ECB)
Sebastian Dullien, Research Director at the Macroeconomic Policy Institute (IMK) within the Hans-Böckler-Stiftung
Aurore Lalucq, Member of the European Parliament (S&D), there a.o. Member of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON) (tbc)
Philippa Sigl-Glöckner, Director at the Think Tank Dezernat Zukunft
Facilitation:
László Andor, Secretary General of the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS)

 

 

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