EEAG Report 2017: Populism and Economic Policy

16 Mar 2017

Organized by EEAG, KOF Swiss Economic Institute ETH Zurich, hosted by the Swiss Re Centre for Global Dialogue
Location: Rüschlikon, Zurich, Switzerland

Event summary

In 2016 Brexit and the election of Donald Trump to the US presidency signalled a new wave of populism and the upcoming elections in France and Germany are expectd to be dominated by populist rhetoric. Economic crises, worldwide recession and debt in the Eurozone inevitably prompt a debate about the failure of ruling elites.

In this climate, the Swiss Re Institute hosted leading experts from the European Economic Advisory Group at the Swiss Re Centre for Global Dialogue, to discuss the issues.

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Agenda

17.30

Registration & Coffee

18.00

Welcome
Stephan Schreckenberg, Head Risk Research, Swiss Re Centre for Global Dialogue

18.05

Introduction
Martin Meyer, Schweizerisches Institut für Auslandsforschung
Video

18.10

Economic overview Switzerland and Europe
Jan Egbert Sturm, KOF ETH Zurich
Video

18.25

Populism and Economic Policy
Harold James, Princeton University
Video

18.45

Discussion
Moderator: Martin Meyer, Schweizerisches Institut für Auslandsforschung

19.30

Apèro

Speakers

Videos

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