INET in Full Force at Davos

The World Economic Forum is getting underway in Davos, Switzerland, and INET is pleased to announce that members of the INET community will be presenting in various panels there. Here are a few highlights – and keep in mind that all dates and times are subject to change:

Rob Johnson, INET’s Executive Director, is scheduled to be on a panel titled “Growth vs. Austerity” on Saturday January 29th from 2:00pm to 3:00pm Davos time. His co-panelists include Larry Summers, Obama’s former Director of the National Economic Council; and Stanley Fischer, Governor of the Central Bank of Israel.

On Wednesday January 26th from 8:00pm to 10:00pm INET Advisory Board Members Joe Stiglitz, Carmen Reinhart, and Simon Johnson will have a discussion with Raghuram Rajan and Robert Shiller on the subject of “The Perils of Economic Moderation,” which is co-moderated by INET Advisory Board Member Ken Rogoff.

INET Advisory Board Member Joe Stiglitz will also appear three other times: on Wednesday, January 26th from 3:15pm to 4:30pm on a panel titled “State Capitalism;” on Friday January 28th from 8:00pm to 10:00pm for “The Pursuit of Happiness” (along with INET Advisory Board Member Jeff Sachs; and on Thursday, January 27th from 8:00pm to 10:00pm for “An Economic Narrative for the 21st Century.”

In addition to moderating “The Perils of Economic Moderation, Ken Rogoff will also be on two other panels: “The Resilient Recovery: An Update,” on Wednesday January 26th from 1:30pm to 2:45pm; and “Architecture for Quality of Life,” from 2:30pm to 3:30pm on Saturday, January 26th.

The conference is being streamed live at, so check there to see the conference as it happens. All times listed above are Davos times, so adjust your clocks accordingly. We will update you as we hear more, but in the meantime, feel free to read up on this year’s World Economic Forum on the official website.

You can also watch video of Rob Johnson here at INET Online, including this video taken at our Inaugural Conference at King’s College, where Rob Johnson and Thomas Ferguson discuss the proper role of government in the economy: