The stakes of the new French Presidency

Exceptional conference
2 July 2012
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Invitation - Exceptional conference

The stakes of the new French Presidency as seen by foreign researchers

2 July 2012 - 14h30-18h00

Amphi Chapsal - 27 rue Saint Guillaume - Paris 7e


The Interdisciplinary Research Center for the Evaluation of Public Policies (LIEPP) of Sciences Po is pleased to invite you to an exceptional conference on the three major stakes of the new quinquennium: education, social policies and employment.



Welcome address

Etienne Wasmer, co-director of the LIEPP, Professor of Economics at Sciences Po.

Cornelia Woll, co-director of the LIEPP, Deputy Scientific Director of Sciences Po.



What do people think about Sarkozy's legacy?

Nicolas Sauger, Research Fellow at the Center for European Studies at Sciences Po, co-director of the Electoral Analysis Group of the French Political Sciences Association.


Coping with labour market insecurity: reforms in Germany and Italy

Session chairperson: Yann Algan, Professor of Economics at Sciences Po.

Tito Boeri, Professor of Economics, Bocconi University and Scientific Director of the Rodolfo Debenedetti Foundation.

Jean-Christophe Sciberras, President of the National Association of Directors of Human Resources (ANDRH).

Klaus Zimmermann, Director of the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), Bonn, Professor of Economics at Bonn University and Honorary Professor of Economics at the Free University of Berlin and Renmin University of China.


What can France learn from education policies abroad?

Session chairperson: (tbd).

Thomas D. Cook, Joan and Sarepta Harrison Chair in Ethics and Justice, Professor of sociology, psychology, education and social policy at Northwestern University, Institute for Policy Research.

Andreas Schleicher, Deputy Director for Education and Special Advisor on Education Policy to the OECD's Secretary-General.

Agnès van Zanten, Director of research at CNRS, Sciences Po/OSC.



Welfare state modernization in the post-crisis world

Session chairperson: Cornelia Woll, co-director of LIEPP.

Anne-Marie Guillemard, Professor of sociology, Université Paris Descartes Sorbonne, member of the European Academy of Sciences , the Institut Universitaire de France, and the Haut Conseil de la Population et de la Famille.

John Martin, Director for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs, OECD.

R. Kent Weaver, Professor of Political Science at Georgetown University, Georgetown Public Policy Institute.




Final discussion

Led by: Eric le Boucher, managing editor of Enjeux-Les Echos economic newspaper, co-founder of the online magazine

Emmanuelle Wargon, Secretary general for the ministeries in charge of Social affairs.

Etienne Wasmer, co-director of the LIEPP.

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