IMMAQ-LSM Talk: Paul de Grauwe

November 15, 2017

4:00 PM


Halles Universitaires (Salle du Sénat Académique)

IMMAQ, together with LSM, is organizing a talk with Paul de Grauwe (LSE) where he will present his latest book, The Limits of the Market: The Pendulum between Government and Market. The event will be held at UCL (Place de l'Université 1, 1348 Louvain-la-Neuve) on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. It will be followed by a drink.

Paul de Grauwe

In his lucid new book, the Belgian professor now based at LSE explains how one should think about the balance between markets and governments — as systems interacting with one another over time. Its essential point is that neither a pure market economy nor a purely government-controlled economy is workable. “A mixture will always be required,” writes de Grauwe. Today, argues de Grauwe, the market has gone too far, causing excessive inequality and financial instability. So what happens next? One question is how binding environmental constraints, notably on climate, are going to prove. Another is how far inequality might rise”, Martin Wolf, Financial Times

Paul De Grauwe is a Belgian economist and John Paulson Professor in European Political Economy at the London School of Economics and Political Science as head of the European Institute. He is also professor emeritus in international economics at KU Leuven and a former member of the Belgian Federal Parliament.

Practical Information


Attendance is free, but registration is mandatory. To register, simply fill out the online form by November 10.


Salle du Sénat Académique
Halles Universitaires
Place de l'Université, 1
1348 Louvain-la-Neuve

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