CANCELLED Political crisis and the changing model of French capitalism

Feb 12, 2019

UPDATE: Unfortunately, due to weather conditions, this event has been CANCELLED.

During most of this decade, France has been in systemic crisis due to the impossibility for political leadership to find a strategy of institutional change, or more generally, a model of capitalism that could gather sufficient social and political support. Prof. Amable examines the various attempts at reforming the French model of capitalism since the 1980s, when the left tried briefly to orient the French political economy in a social democratic/socialist direction before changing course and opting for a more orthodox macroeconomic and structural policy direction.

Bio – Bruno Amable is currently a professor of politicaI economy at the University of Geneva, on leave from Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. He is a recognized specialist in the various forms of capitalism, institutions and their influence on innovation and industry. He has published numerous contributions on the interactions between globalization, industrial policy and technical progress. In recent years, Professor Amable has been expanding his interests in labour markets, European structural reforms and employment policy.

Lunch will be served at 11:45 am

Please register by February 5th, 2019.

This event is co-sponsored by the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies, Consulate General of France in Vancouver, and the Institute for European Studies.