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Thursday, April 12, 2012

10:00

Registration Opens (Federal Foreign Office)

11:00-11:25

Opening Remarks (Federal Foreign Office, Weltsaal)

Philip Murphy,* United States Ambassador to Germany. Watch the Video

Welcome

Thomas Bernes,* Executive Director, Centre for International Governance Innovation. Video

Bernhard Lorentz,* President, Stiftung Mercator. Video

11:25-12:45

Challenging the Foundations of Economic Thinking (Federal Foreign Office, Weltsaal)

Moderator

Anatole Kaletsky,* Chairman of the Governing Board, Institute for New Economic Thinking

Speaker

George Soros,* Chair of Soros Fund Management. Read the Presentation / Video

Discussants

Axel Leijonhufvud,* Professor of Economics, UCLA. Video 

Perry Mehrling,* Professor of Economics, Barnard College, New York. Video

13:15-14:15

Lunch (Axica, Forum)

Speaker

Robert A. Johnson,* Executive Director, Institute for New Economic Thinking. Video

14:20-16:30

Which Way Forward? Reflections on Global Turmoil and the Role of Markets, Governments, and Civil Society (Axica, Forum)

Moderator

Uwe Heuser,* Chief Financial Editor, Die Zeit

Speakers

Joschka Fischer,* Former Foreign Minister, Germany. Video

William Janeway,* Senior Advisor, Warburg Pincus. Presentation / Video

Dennis Snower,* President, Institut für Weltwirtschaft (Kiel Institute for the World Economy), Kiel. Video

Joseph Vogl,* Professor of German Literature, Cultural and Media Studies, Humboldt University Berlin.Read the Paper / Video

William White,* Chairman of the Economic Development Review Committee, Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Video

Q&A Video

16:30-16:50

Break

16:50-19:00

What Can Economists Know? Rethinking the Foundations of Economic Understanding (Axica, Forum)

Moderator

Tony Lawson,* Reader in Economics, University of Cambridge

Speakers

Nancy Cartwright,* Professor of Philosophy, London School of Economics and Political Science. PresentationVideo

Gerd Gigerenzer,* Director, Max Planck Institute for Human Development. Presentation / Video

Roger Guesnerie,* Professor of Economic Theory and Social Organization, Paris School of Economics. Paper / Video

Roman Frydman,* Professor of Economics, New York University. Paper / Presentation / Video

19:00-20:00

Reception

20:00-21:45

Dinner and Keynote Address (Axica, Forum)

Moderator

David Tuckett,* Visiting Professor, University College London

Speaker

Antonio Damasio,* David Dornsife Professor of Neuroscience, University of Southern California. Presentation / Video

Friday, April 13, 2012

7:30-8:30

Breakfast (Adlon, Salon Unter den Linden)

7:30-8:30

Breakfast for Young Scholars (by Invitation)

8:45-10:55

The Challenge of DeLeveraging and Overhangs of Debt I: Inflation and Austerity (Axica, Forum)

Moderator

David Smick,* CEO, Johnson Smick International

Speakers

Jörg Asmussen,* Member of the Executive Board, European Central Bank. Video

Erik Berglöf,* Chief Economist, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. Paper / Presentation / Video

Angel Gurría,* Secretary-General, Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Video

Axel Leijonhufvud,* Professor of Economics, UCLA. Paper / Video

Hans-Joachim Voth,* ICREA Research Professor, Economics Department, Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Paper / Presentation / Video

10:55-11:10

Break

11:15-13:05

The Challenge of DeLeveraging and Overhangs of Debt II: The Politics and Economics of Restructuring (Axica, Forum)

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. Paper / Presentation / Video

Michael Hudson,* Distinguished Research Professor of Economics, University of Missouri, Kansas City. Paper / Video

Kai Konrad,* Managing Director, Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance. Video

Arturo O’Connell,* Advisor to the Presidency, Central Bank of Argentina. Paper / Video

13:35-15:00

Lunch and Keynote Address (Axica, Forum)
Reflections on the Politics of Deficit Reduction

Moderator

Ian Goldin, Director, Oxford Martin School at the University of Oxford

Speaker

Paul Martin,* Former Prime Minister, Canada. Video

15:00-17:10

Is Mercantilism Doomed to Fail? China, Germany, and Japan and the Exhaustion of Debtor Countries (Axica, Forum)

Moderator

Peter Jungen,* Chairman, Peter Jungen Holding

Speakers

Paul Davidson,* Editor, Journal of Post-Keynesian Economics. Paper / Video

Heiner Flassbeck,* Director of the Division on Globalization and Development Strategies, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). Video

Norbert Walter,* Former Chief Economist, Deutsche Bank. Paper / Presentation / Video

Joseph Stiglitz,* University Professor, Columbia University Presentation / Video

Q&A Video

17:10-17:25

Break

17:30-19:40

The Future of Europe (Axica, Forum)

Moderator

Wolfgang Münchau,* Associate Editor and European Economic Columnist, Financial Times

Speakers

Markus Brunnermeier,* Edwards S. Sanford Professor, Princeton University. Presentation / Video

Wendy Carlin,* Professor of Economics, University College London. Presentation / Video

George Soros,* Chair of Soros Fund Management. Video

Sven Giegold,* Member of Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, European Parliament. Video

Yanis Varoufakis,* Department of Economics, University of Athens. Paper / Presentation / Video

Q&A Video

19:40-20:30

Reception (Adlon, Palaissaal Foyer)

20:30-22:10

Dinner and Keynote Address (Adlon, Palaissaal)

Moderator

Norbert Häring,* Correspondent, Handelsblatt

Speaker

Adair Turner,* Chairman of the Financial Services Authority, UK. Video

Saturday, April 14, 2012

7:30-8:30

Breakfast (Adlon, Salon Unter den Linden)

8:45-10:35

Managing the Global Commons: Growth, Inequality, and New Thinking for Sustainable Economics (Axica, Forum)

Moderator

Bo Lidegaard,* Editor-in-Chief, Politiken, Denmark

Speakers

Peter Victor,* Professor in Environmental Studies, York University. Paper / Presentation / Video

Geoffrey Heal,* Donald C. Waite III Professor of Social Enterprise, Columbia Business School, New York. Presentation / Video

Jiahua Pan,* Professor of Economics and Director, Institute for Urban & Environmental Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS). PresentationVideo

Ottmar Edenhofer,* Designated Director, Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC). PresentationVideo

Q&A Video

10:35-10:50

Break

10:55-12:45

Breakout Sessions I

The Impact of Inequality on Macroeconomics Dynamics (Axica, Auditorium)

Moderator

Henrik Enderlein,* Professor of Political Economy, Hertie School of Governance

Speakers

Peter Bofinger,* Member of the German Council of Economic Experts Paper / Presentation / Video 

Arjun Jayadev,* Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Massachusetts, Boston Paper / Presentation / Video

James Galbraith,* Lloyd M. Bentsen Jr. Chair in Government and Business Relations, University of Texas. Presentation / Video

Michael Kumhof,* Deputy Division Chief, Modeling Unit, Research Department, International Monetary Fund. Paper / Paper 2 / Presentation / Video

Q&A Video

Taking Stock of Complexity Economics: Which Problems Does It Illuminate? (Axica, Sky Lobby)

Moderator

Thomas Homer-Dixon,* Director, Waterloo Institute for Complexity and Innovation, University of Waterloo

Speakers

Doyne Farmer,* Professor at Santa Fe Institute. Paper / Presentation / Video

Jean-Philippe Bouchaud,* Professor of Physics, École Polytechnique. Presentation / Video

Mauro Gallegati,* Professor of Economics, Polytechnic University of Marche, Ancona. Paper / Presentation / Video

Ricardo Hausmann,* Professor of the Practice of Economic Development, Harvard University. PaperPresentation / Video

Q&A Video

How Can We Create a Financial System That Is Socially Useful? (Axica, Forum)

Moderator

Thomas Fricke,* Chief Economist, Financial Times Deutschland

Speakers

Katharina Pistor,* Michael I. Sovern Professor of Law, Columbia Law School. Paper / Presentation / Video

Andrew Haldane,* Executive Director for Financial Stability, Bank of England. PaperPresentation / Video

Dirk Bezemer,* Associate Professor, University of Groningen. Paper / Presentation / Video

John Kay,* Visiting Professor, London School of Economics and Political Science. Presentation / Video

Q&A Video

13:30-15:10

Lunch and Keynote Address (Axica, Forum)

Moderator

Petra PinzlerJournalist, Die Zeit

Speaker

Amartya Sen,* Lamont University Professor, Harvard University. Video

15:15-17:05

Breakout Sessions II

Instability in Financial Markets: Sources and Remedies (Axica, Forum)

Moderator

Olaf Storbeck,* International Economics Correspondent, Handelsblatt

Speakers

Domenico Delli Gatti,* Professor of Economics, Catholic University Milan. PaperPresentationVideo

Michael Goldberg,* Roland H. O’Neal Professor, Whittemore School of Business and Economics, University of New Hampshire. Paper / Presentation / Video

Steve Keen,* Professor in Economics and Finance, University of Western Sydney. Paper / Presentation / Video

Moritz Schularick,* Professor of Economics and Economic History, Free University of Berlin. Paper / Presentation / Video

Q&A Video

Does the Effectiveness of Fiscal Stimulus Depend on the Context? Balance Sheet Overhangs, Open Economy Leakages, and Idle Resources (Axica, Sky Lobby)

Moderator

Robin Wells,* former Research Professor of Economics at Princeton University

Speakers

Giancarlo Corsetti,* Professor of Macroeconomics, University of Cambridge. Presentation / Video

Steven Fazzari,* Professor of Economics, Washington University in St Louis. Paper / Presentation / Video

Atif Mian,* Joe Shoong Chair in International Business, Haas School of Business,University of California at Berkeley. Presentation / Video

Q&A Video

New Economics, Climate Change, and New Models of Growth (Axica, Auditorium)

Moderator

Eric Beinhocker,* Executive Director, INET @ Oxford Martin School. Presentation

Speakers

Cameron Hepburn,* Senior Research Fellow, Grantham Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science. Paper / Presentation / Video

Carlo C. Jaeger,* Head of Research Domain Transdisciplinary Concepts & Methods, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research. Video

Gernot Wagner,* Economist, Environmental Defense Fund. Presentation / Video

Seth Klein,* Director, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. Paper /  Presentation / Video

Hal Harvey,* CEO, Energy Innovation: Policy and Technology LLC. Video

Q&A Video

17:05-17:20

Break

17:25-19:15

Inequality and the Challenge of Employment (Axica, Forum)

Moderator

Robert Dugger,* Managing Partner, Hanover Investment Group

Speakers

Armin Falk,* Director, Center for Economics and Neuroscience, University of Bonn. PresentationVideo

Ronald Schettkat,* Professor of Economics at Schumpeter School, Bergische Universität Wuppertal, Germany. Paper / Presentation / Video

James Heckman,* Henry Schultz Distinguished Service Professor of Economics, University of Chicago. PresentationVideo

19:15-20:15

Reception (Adlon, Palaissaal Foyer)

20:15-22:15

Closing Dinner (Adlon, Palaissaal)
Overhangs, Uncertainty and Political Order: Where Do We Go From Here

Introduction

Thomas Fricke,* Chief Economist, Financial Times Deutschland. Video

Moderator

Chrystia Freeland,* Global Editor-at-Large, Reuters

Speakers

Sergei Guriev,* Rector, New Economic School, Moscow. Video

Richard Koo,* Chief Economist, Nomura Research Institute Paper / Presentation / Video

Andrew Sheng,* Chief Adviser, China Banking Regulatory Commission. Presentation / Video

Andres Velasco,* Former Minister of Finance, Chile. Video

Sunday, April 15, 2012

8:00-10:00

Breakfast (Adlon, Salon Unter den Linden)

8:00-11:00

INET Board Meeting with Breakfast (Mercator Centre Berlin)

8:00-12:00

Meeting of Young Scholars incl. Berlin Tour (by Invitation)

9:00-12:00

Berlin Tour

12:00

Check-out / Departures