The Peter Wall Institute, the IES, and the Consulate General of France in Vancouver Presents: Bruno Amable

February 14, 2019

Bruno Amable, Professor (Economics, University of Geneva): “Political Crisis and the Changing Model of French Capitalism”

Lunch will be served at 11:45 am
12:15 pm
Liu Multipurpose Room, 6476 NW Marine Drive

Abstract – In the 2010s, France was in a situation of systemic crisis, namely, the impossibility for political leadership to find a strategy of institutional change, or more generally a model of capitalism, that could gather sufficient social and political support. Prof. Amable examines the various attempts at reforming the French model since the 1980s, when the left tried briefly to orient the French political economy in a social democratic/socialist direction before changing course and opting for a more
orthodox macroeconomic and structural policy direction.

Bio – Bruno Amable has been a professor at the University of Geneva since August 2016. He was previously professor of economics at the University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. He is a recognized specialist in the various forms of capitalism, institutions and their influence on innovation and industry. He has published numerous contributions on the interactions between globalization, industrial policy and technical progress. In recent years, Prof. Amable has been expanding his interests in labour markets, European structural reforms and employment policy.

This talk is co-sponsored by the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies, the IES, and the Consulate General of France in Vancouver.