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Date: Thursday 18th November 2021   Time: 6:30 - 8:00pm GMT
Speakers: Luis Garicano (European Parliament), Stefanie Stantcheva (Harvard University) and Nikos Vettas (IOBE & Athens University of Economics and Business)
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.

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.

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.

Nikos Vettas is the General Director of the Foundation for Economic and Industrial Research - IOBE since 2013 and Professor of Economics at the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB) since 2003, where he has also served as the Chairman of the Economics Department and a member of the University Council. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, USA. He serves as Associate Editor of the International Journal of Industrial Organization, a Research Fellow at CEPR, UK, and a member of the Executive Committee of the European Association for Research in Industrial Economics. His research has been published in leading journals such as the International Economic Review, European Economic Review, Rand Journal of Economics, and the Review of Economic Studies. He was the Vice-Chairman of the Growth Plan Committee of the Hellenic Republic for the Greek Economy, 2020.

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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An audio recording of this event is available here.


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