Anniversary Conference of Intereconomics/WIrtschaftsdienst
New Growth for Europe
Berlin · 10 October 2016 · 09:30 am - 08:00 pm
The joint Intereconomics/Wirtschaftsdienst anniversary conference will seek to identify new sources for economic growth in Europe. What investments can be made now to foster future growth? What is the appropriate role for the state? Have the measures taken to combat the economic crisis opened new opportunities for European growth, or will they merely lead to further stagnation? How can Europe best exploit its economic potential? Join us as Tito Boeri, Karl Whelan, Daniel Gros, Clemens Fuest, László Andor, Erik Berglöf and many other prominent European economists discuss these important issues.
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Ageing in Europe
Europeans used to have a reasonable expectation that they would be taken care of by the state in old age. However, there is now much anxiety across the continent about the meagre pensions awaiting retirees. One major factor is the well-documented demographic transition of many rich European countries, as greying populations have led to increasing dependency ratios, causing social security systems to buckle. The Great Recession and the resulting austerity measures have also contributed to the problem. This Forum looks at the new reality of ageing in Europe – an important issue that will affect all Europeans at some point in their lives.