Jean Tirole

Our next United Europe’s lecture takes place on 14th June, 2018, with the French economist and Nobel Prize laureate Jean Tirole in the French Embassy in Berlin. Titel: Europe at the Crossroads: Finding a Path towards the common Good.
The lecture is moderated by Dr. Ursula Weidenfeld.

About the lecture:
In a war-torn continent, European integration gave rise to immense hope. Guarantor of liberties, the movement of people, goods and services, and capital, it was destined to prevent protectionism. Guarantor of solidarity, it was to thwart national selfishness and help poor regions develop. So what went wrong? And where do we go from here? These questions will be at the heart of TSE chairman Jean Tirole’s talk. Whether they opt for national sovereignty or federalism, he insists, Europeans cannot have their cake and eat it. For the union to work, people must be willing to share risks and cede more sovereignty, and we need to rehabilitate the European ideal and remain united around it.

About Professor Jean Tirole:
When awarding him the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences in 2014 for his research on understanding and regulating markets, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences applauded Jean Tirole as “one of the most influential economists of our times”.
He is chairman of the Toulouse School of Economics and the Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse. He is also affiliated with MIT, where he holds a visiting position, and with EHESS, and is a member of the French Académie des Sciences Morales et Politiques.
He holds Honorary Doctorate degrees from eleven universities and is an honorary member of a number of learned societies, including the United States National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has published twelve books and received many honours for his work.

About Dr. Ursula Weidenfeld
Ursula Weidenfeld works as an economic journalist and columnist in Berlin and Potsdam. Prior she worked as editor in chief with Impulse, deputy editor in chief (Der Tagesspiegel), companies editor (Financial Times Deutschland) and correspondent (Wirtschaftswoche). She has a regular column with Tagesspiegel and T-online and writes books on current economic and political issues.

We thank H.E. Anne-Marie Descôtes, Ambassador of France, for her generous hospitality!

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