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Can the European Economic Model be Transformed?

Elie Cohen will consider whether the European economic model can be transformed in a public lecture at LSE on Tuesday 8 May.

Europe stands accused of economic underperformance, declining competitiveness and inadequate commitment to research and innovation. Elie Cohen will address these issues, considering questions such as:

  • How can it boost economic efficiency?
  • Is serious reform politically feasible?
  • Must there be a trade-off with social cohesion?

Elie Cohen is research director at CNRS and Sciences Po and a member of the Conseil d'Analyse Economique. Professor Anthony Giddens was director of LSE from 1997 to 2003 and is now emeritus professor of LSE and a life peer.

This event has been organized in conjunction with the LSE European Institute|, Sciences Po, and the French Embassy and is part of the Franco-British Europe Dialogue series.

Can the European Economic Model be Transformed? Is on Tuesday 8 May at 6.30-8pm in the Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE, Houghton Street, London, WC2A. This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis.


To reserve a press seat, please contact Nadia Awad, LSE Press Office on 020 7955 7060 or at pressoffice@lse.ac.uk| 

4 May 2007