INET in Berlin: The Conference Program


We are pleased to announce the program of INET’s annual plenary conference in Berlin.

Over 100 scholars, journalists, and policy makers will participate in the conference entitled “Paradigm Lost: Rethinking Economics and Politics.” All sessions will be filmed and uploaded to the web. Visit this page to explore the full conference program, and find the sessions below.

Which Way Forward? Reflections on Global Turmoil and the Role of Markets, Governments, and Civil Society
Moderator
Dennis Snower, President, Institut für Weltwirtschaft (Kiel Institute for the World Economy), Kiel
Speakers
Joschka Fischer, Former Foreign Minister and Vice-Chancellor, Germany
William Janeway, Senior Advisor, Warburg Pincus
David Rothkopf, Visiting Scholar, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
George Soros, Chair of Soros Fund Management
Joseph Vogl, Professor of German Literature, Cultural and Media Studies, Humboldt University Berlin

What Can Economists Know? Rethinking the Foundations of Economic Understanding
Moderator
Moderator
Tony Lawson, Reader in Economics, University of Cambridge
Speakers
Nancy Cartwright, Professor of Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method, London School of Economics and Political Science
Roman Frydman, Professor of Economics, New York University
Gerd Gigerenzer, Director, Max Planck Institute for Human Development
Robert J. Shiller, Authur M. Okun Professor of Economics, Yale University

Dinner and Keynote Address
Introduction
Stuart Ewen, Distinguished Professor at Hunter College, City University of New York
Speaker
Antonio Damasio, David Dornsife Professor of Neuroscience, University of Southern California

Artistic Presenter
Adam Curtis, Documentary Film Maker, BBC

The Challenge of De-Leveraging and Overhangs of Debt I: Inflation and Austerity
Moderator
David Smick, CEO, Johnson Smick International
Speakers
Kenneth Rogoff, Professor of Public Policy and Professor of Economics, Harvard University
Jürgen Stark, Former Member of the Executive Board, European Central Bank
Hans-Joachim Voth, ICREA Research Professor, Economics Department, Universitat Pompeu Fabra

The Challenge of Deleveraging and Debt Overhangs II: The Politics and Economics of Restructuring
Moderator
Thomas Ferguson, Professor of Political Science, University of Massachusetts, Boston
Speakers
Anat Admati, George G.C. Parker Professor of Finance and Economics, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University
David Graeber, Reader in Social Anthropology, Goldsmiths, University of London
Kai Konrad, Managing Director, Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance
Arturo O’Connell, Advisor to the Presidency, Central Bank of Argentina

Lunch and Keynote Address
Introduction
Rana Foroohar, Assistant Managing Editor in Charge of Economics and Business, TIME Magazine
Speaker
Ray Dalio, Founder, Bridgewater Associates

Is Mercantilism Doomed to Fail? China, Germany, and Japan and the Exhaustion of Debtor Countries
Moderator
Gerald Braunberger, Senior Financial Editor, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
Speakers
Heiner Flassbeck, Director of the Division on Globalization and Development Strategies, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
Joseph Halevi, Professor, Department of Political Economy, University of Sydney
John Lipsky, Former First Deputy Managing Director, International Monetary Fund
Nouriel Roubini, Professor of Economics and International Business, Stern School of Business, New York University
Joseph Stiglitz, University Professor, Columbia University

The Future of Europe
Moderator
Wolfgang Münchau, Associate Editor and European Economic Columnist, Financial Times
Speakers
Markus Brunnermeier, Edwards S. Sanford Professor, Princeton University
Vitor Louçã Rabaça Gaspar, Minister of State and Finance, Portugal
Sven Giegold, Member of Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, European Parliament
George Soros, Chair of Soros Fund Management
Yanis Varoufakis, Department of Economics, University of Athens

Dinner and Keynote Address
Moderator
Norbert Häring, Correspondent, Handelsblatt
Speaker
Adair Turner, Chairman of the Financial Services Authority, UK

Artistic Performance
Anna Deveare Smith, Writer and Actor, Founding Director of Institute on the Arts and Civic Dialogue

Managing the Global Commons: Growth, Inequality, and New Thinking for Sustainable Economics
Moderator
Bo Lidegaard, Editor-in-Chief, Politiken, Denmark
Speakers
Ottmar Edenhofer, Deputy Director and Chief Economist, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
Jiahua Pan, Professor of Economics and Director, Institute for Urban & Environmental Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS)
Nicholas Stern, IG Patel Professor of Economics and Government, London School of Economics
Peter Victor, Professor in Environmental Studies, York University

The Impact of Inequality on Macroeconomics Dynamics
Moderator
Henrik Enderlein, Professor of Political Economy, Hertie School of Governance
Speakers
Peter Bofinger, Member of the German Council of Economic Experts
James Galbraith, Lloyd M. Bentsen Jr. Chair in Government and Business Relations, University of Texas
Arjun Jayadev, Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Massachusetts, Boston
Michael Kumhof, Deputy Division Chief, Modeling Unit, Research Department, International Monetary Fund

Taking Stock of Complexity Economics: Which Problems Does It Illuminate?
Moderator
Thomas Homer-Dixon, Director, Waterloo Institute for Complexity and Innovation, University of Waterloo
Speakers
Jean-Philippe Bouchaud, Professor of Physics, École Polytechnique
Doyne Farmer, Professor at Santa Fe Institute
Mauro Gallegati, Professor of Economics, Polytechnic University of Marche, Ancona
Ricardo Hausmann, Professor of the Practice of Economic Development, Harvard University

How Can We Create a Financial System That Is Socially Useful?
Moderator
Thomas Fricke, Chief Economist, Financial Times Deutschland
Speakers
Dirk Bezemer, Associate Professor, University of Groningen
Andrew Haldane, Executive Director for Financial Stability, Bank of England
John Kay, Visiting Professor, London School of Economics and Political Science
Katharina Pistor, Michael I. Sovern Professor of Law, Columbia Law School

Instability in Financial Markets: Sources and Remedies
Moderator
Olaf Storbeck, International Economics Correspondent, Handelsblatt
Speakers
Domenico Delli Gatti, Professor of Economics, Catholic University Milan
Michael Goldberg, Roland H. O’Neal Professor, Whittemore School of Business and Economics, University of New Hampshire
Steve Keen, Professor in Economics and Finance, University of Western Sydney
Moritz Schularick, Professor of Economics and Economic History, Free University of Berlin

Does the Effectiveness of Fiscal stimulus Depend on the Context? Balance Sheet Overhangs, Open Economy Leakages, and Idle Resources
Moderator
Robin Wells, former Research Professor of Economics at Princeton University
Speakers
Giancarlo Corsetti, Professor of Macroeconomics, University of Cambridge
Steven Fazzari, Professor of Economics, Washington University in St Louis
Lars Feld, Member of the German Council of Economic Experts
Atif Mian, Joe Shoong Chair in International Business, Haas School of Business,University of California at Berkeley

Overcoming Resistance to Change: Climate Science and the Promise of Growth
Moderator
Eric Beinhocker, Senior Fellow, McKinsey Global Institute
Speakers
Cameron Hephurn, Senior Research Fellow, Grantham Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science
Carlo C. Jaeger, Head of Research Domain Transdisciplinary Concepts & Methods, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
Seth Klein, Director, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

Inequality and the Challenge of Employment
Moderator
Robert Dugger, Managing Partner, Hanover Investment Group
Speakers
Stephen Durlauf, Kenneth J. Arrow and Laurits R. Christensen Professor of Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Armin Falk, Director, Center for Economics and Neuroscience, University of Bonn
James Heckman, Henry Schultz Distinguished Service Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago

Ronald Schettkat, Professor of Economics at Schumpeter School, Bergische Universität Wuppertal, Germany