Rewriting the Rules of the European Economy

Brussels, 21 March 2019

EDRC representatives attended a lecture by Joseph Stiglitz presenting Rewriting the Rules of the European Economy on 21 March 2019 in Brussels ahead of our workshop on Transatlantic Responses to 21st Century Environmental Challenges on 22 March.

The book is a comprehensive assessment of what ails Europe and what can be done to restore steady, inclusive economic growth and revitalise the European Project.

Written by Stiglitz and a team of high-level scholars and politicians from all over Europe, this bold plan tackles the doctrinaire market fundamentalism that has characterised much of European economic and social policy for the last quarter century. It explicitly rejects the doctrine of austerity that defined the European Union’s response to the 2008 financial crisis and recession in favour of supporting aggregate demand, pro-growth monetary policy, and public investment in the infrastructure and industries of the future.

Watch the lecture and read the book here.