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Time: 6:30 - 8:30pm GMT
Speakers: Olivier Blanchard (PIIE and MIT), Luis Garicano (European Parliament), Christopher Pissarides (LSE) and Stefanie Stantcheva (Harvard)
Chair: Minouche Shafik (LSE)

In the wake of the pandemic, governments across Europe, as well as the European Commission, have financed programs to spur economic recovery. These programs differ in ambition, as well as in the scope of policies. The event highlights key features of the French, Greek and EU programs, while also focusing on policies to reduce inequality.

Olivier Blanchard (@ojblanchard1) is C. Fred Bergsten Senior Fellow at PIIE and Robert M. Solow Professor of Economics emeritus at MIT. He is a macroeconomist who has worked on a wide range of issues, from the role of monetary policy, the nature of speculative bubbles, the nature of the labor market and the determinants of unemployment, transition in former communist countries, and to forces behind the recent global financial crisis.

Luis Garicano (@lugaricano) is a Member of the European Parliament where he is Head of the Ciudadanos Delegation and Vice President and Economics Coordinator of the Renew Group. He is also Professor of Economics and Strategy on leave of absence at IE Business School.

Christopher Pissarides is Regius Professor of Economics at LSE. He is the 2010 Nobel Prize laureate in economics. He also holds the Chair of European Studies at the University of Cyprus. He is a macroeconomist who specialises in the economics of labour markets, economic growth and structural change, especially as they relate to obstacles to free-market clearing.

Stefanie Stantcheva (@S_Stantcheva) is a Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics at Harvard University. Her work has centered around the long-lasting effects of tax policy – on innovation, education, and wealth.

Minouche Shafik is Director of the London School of Economics and Political Science. Prior to this she was Deputy Governor of the Bank of England. An economist by training, Baroness Shafik has spent most of her career straddling the worlds of public policy and academia. After completing her BSc in economics and politics at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, she took an MSc in economics at LSE before completing a DPhil in economics at St Antony’s College at the University of Oxford. In 2020 the UK Government announced that she would be made a Life Peer in the House of Lords.

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This online public event is free and open to all but pre-registration is required. Registration for this event on Zoom will open after 10am on Thursday 28 October. For any queries email