Online launch of Preparing for Economic Recovery: More Market, Better Government

You are invited to the online launch of:

Preparing for Economic Recovery: More Market, Better Government
by Ludger Schuknecht

on
Monday 7th December, 1pm-2pm

Keynote Address:
Dr Ludger Schuknecht – Former OECD Deputy Secretary-General (2018-20) and author of Preparing for Economic Recovery: More Market, Better Government (December 2020)

With a panel discussion featuring:

  • Professor Tim Congdon – Founder and Chairman of The Institute of International Monetary Research at the University of Buckingham
  • Professor Harold James – Claude and Lore Kelly Professor in European Studies and Professor of History and International Affairs at Princeton University and author of Making a Modern Central Bank: The Bank of England 1979-2003 (September 2020)
  • Sir John Redwood MP – Chairman of the Conservative Economic Affairs Committee and former Secretary of State for Wales (1993-95)
  • Stephen Hammond MP – Former Minister of State at the Department of Health and Social Care (2018-19)

To be chaired by Dr Sheila Lawlor, Politeia’s Founder and Research Director

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The Covid-19 crisis has caused an unprecedented contraction of the global economy and the effect of the lockdowns imposed as a result of the second wave of infections is now putting the recovery at risk. At the recent Spending Review, Chancellor Rishi Sunak declared that ‘our economic emergency has only just begun’.

In his forthcoming Politeia paper, Preparing for Economic Recovery: More Market, Better Government, Ludger Schuknecht addresses the fundamental question facing governments across the globe: if economies are to bounce back from this unprecedented shock, should governments embark on interventionist policies with further public spending, industrial policy and protectionism? Or should they resist the temptation to increase the size and role of the state with ever more regulation, spending and debt to focus on market-friendly reforms?

Dr Schuknecht, a former Deputy Secretary-General at the OECD and Chief Economist of the German Federal Ministry of Finance, will explain that the surest way to recovery is through market-friendly policies, smaller and better government, and open trade.

We hope you are able to join us online for this event at 1pm (until 2pm) on Monday 7th December which will take place via Zoom. Please follow this link to register to attend and email secretary@politeia.co.uk if you encounter any difficulties with registration.

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Fuller speakers’ details are below.

Dr Ludger Schuknecht – Author of Preparing for Economic Recovery: More Market, Better Government, he was formerly Deputy Secretary-General at the OECD (2018-20) and Chief Economist of the German Federal Ministry of Finance (2011-18). He has also held posts at the ECB, WTO and IMF and his most recent book, Public Spending and the Role of the State: History, Performance, Risk and Remedies, was published in November 2020.

Professor Tim Congdon – Founder and Chairman of The Institute of International Monetary Research at the University of Buckingham. Founder, Lombard Street Research in 1989, where he was managing director (until 2001) and chief economist (2001-05). He also served for five years (1992-97) as a member of the Treasury Panel of Independent Forecasters, the ‘Wise Men’. His books include Central Banking in a Free SocietyKeynes, the Keynesians and Monetarism and for Politeia his publications include QE for the Eurozone: Sensible, Appropriate and Well-Calibrated.

Professor Harold James – Claude and Lore Kelly Professor in European Studies and a Professor of History and International Affairs at Princeton University, specialising in modern German, economic and financial history. His latest book, Making a Modern Central Bank: The Bank of England 1979–2003, was published in September 2020.

Sir John Redwood MP – MP for Wokingham since 1987 and Chairman of the Conservative Economic Affairs Committee who is a former Secretary of State for Wales (1993-95). His publications include After the Credit Crunch – No More Boom and Bust and Politeia publications include How to Take Back Control: Trading Globally Through the WTO (2018).

Stephen Hammond MP – MP for Wimbledon since 2005, he is a former Minister of State at the Department of Health and Social Care (2018-19) and Minister for Transport (2012-14). Before entering politics he worked in a number of investment banks including Dresdner Kleinwort Benson and Commerzbank, where he was Director of pan-European Research. For Politeia is co-author of Paying for Elderly Social Care: What Principles? What Aims? (2020).

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