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The Future of Europe: Reform or Decline

Tuesday June 2007


Alberto Alesina Nathaniel Ropes Professor of Political Economics, Harvard University

Continental Europe has lagged behind the U.S. in key economic and social indicators over the last two decades. Is further economic and political decline inevitable or can this trend be reversed?

Drawing on extensive research and striking empirical findings, Alberto Alesina will explain what’s behind the decline—and offer practical solutions on how Europeans can revitalize their economies by bringing them closer to the American free-market model.