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Squatting in East and West Europe

Start: Jun 13, 2016 9:00:00 AM
End: Jun 13, 2016 5:00:00 PM


Europe squatting is often perceived as part of the ‘new social movements’ that have grown up since the Sixties. In this workshop, the West European pattern (if there is one) will be confronted with examples from the other side of the ‘Iron Curtain’. 

Micro-Macro Determinants of Growth in Emerging Economies

Start: Jun 20, 2016 9:00:00 AM
End: Jun 21, 2016 6:00:00 PM

In the aftermath of the 2008-09 financial crisis, growth has been slowing down in developed economies and emerging economies, even though it had been thought that emerging economies could de-couple from advanced economies and become the main engine of global growth. A variety of reasons has been offered to explain such slow growth, including slowing technological change, balance sheet recessions created by the private debt overhang, and insufficient demand. In the case of emerging economies, the current growth malaise is also related to the long-term difficulties for middle-income economies to converge to high-income status: the so-called “middle-income trap”.