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Recent Speeches

June 4, 2018
"The Case for Grassroots Innovation”
Lecture, EDEM Business School

June 1, 2018
"Sola’s Lessons on Contemporary Corporatism: What Implications for the Great Slowdown and the Needed Reforms? "
Royal European Academy of Doctors Induction Ceremony of Juan Vincente Sola

May 29, 2018
"Turning Around the Downward Spiral Of Economic, Social and Political Cohesion"
Global Solutions Summit 2018

April 26, 2018
"Machine Learning, Income Distribution and the Future of Fiscal Policy"
World Economic Forum meeting of the Digital Economics Group 
co-hosted by MIT's Initiative on the Digital Economy and Columbia University's SIPA
New York

April 22, 2018
 "China's Transformation: A Decade of Innovation" 
Global China Connection and NYU confernce
New York

March 24, 2018
"How Far Are We From the Next Financial Crisis?”
China Development Forum

March 23, 2018
Speech and Panel Appearance
Session III: The Role of Innovation and the Digital Economy: New Opportunities and Challenges for Governance
Open Session: The Future of Global Economic Relations: Lessons from China, the EU, the US and Beyond
China and the West: The Role of the State in Economic Growth
Columbia University SIPA, Tsinghua University, Peking University

March 22, 2018
Session I: Changes in Chinese, US and European Economic Policy
China and the West: The Role of the State in Economic Growth
Columbia University SIPA, Tsinghua University, Peking University

February 5, 2018
"Transitioning to High-Quality Development"
Meeting of Foreign Experts with Premier Li Keqiang
Great Hall of the People, Beijing, China

January 25, 2018
"A Vital People: A Necessity for a Good Economy"
Ensuring A Dynamic, Innovative, and Flourishing Economy: Policy Thinking in the Age of Trump
Disrupt DC
Video Conference Call

January 18, 2018
"A Vital People: A Necessity for a Good Economy"
Honoris Causa Ceremony
Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali Guido Carli
Rome, Italy

January 5, 2018
"America's Policy Thinking in the Age of Trump"
TrumpEconomics: A First Year Evaluation
Panel with Olivier Blanchard, Joseph Stiglitz, and Lawrence Summers, moderated by Dominick Salvatore
ASSA Annual Meeting of the American Economic Association
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

November 28, 2017
“Right Values and Wrong Ones for an Economy of Dynamism,”
Restoring American Economic Dynamism
Museum of American Finance, New York

November 21, 2017
 "France: Becoming an 'Innovation Nation' Again"
Recontres de Bercy Le Ministre de l'Economie et des Finances
Bercy-Paris, France.

October 31, 2017
"Google Ngrams for Individualism: Do They Trace a Loss of Innovation "
15th Annual Conference of the Center on Capitalism and Society, Columbia University
 New York, New York

October 5, 2017

"Saving the Environment"

Second Green Economy Summit

Córdoba, Argentina

May 31, 2017

"An Underlying Sickness in the West: Societies Failing their Economies"
Seminar at the OECD
Paris, France

May 29-30
"Dealing with Labor Market Challenges in the Digital Economy" and "Economic Resilience -- How the G20 Can Combat Populism and Protectionism"
Global Solutions Think 20 Summit
Berlin, Germany

May 23, 2017
IE Business School
Madrid, Spain

March 22, 2017
Keynote Address
Her Village International Forum
Beijing, China

March 21, 2017
"Women and the Economy"
Seminar at the Yale Center Beijing
Beijing, China

March 18, 2017
 "Two Goals: Lowering Barriers to Innovation and Containing Resulting Job Loss"
Spotlight Session of the China Development Forum 
Beijing, China.

March 18, 2017
Panel Session "America First: Outlook and Global Impacts"
China Development Forum
Beijing, China

March 17, 2017
Panel, "Economics and Politics of Technological Advancement and Global Economic Integration," 
 "The World Economy and the Role of the State in Economic Growth,"
Organized by Columbia University and Tsinghua University
 Beijing, China

March 7, 2017
"Profound Challenge for the European Union" 
Euro50's roundtable: EMU and the New Challenges Ahead for the European Union
Brussels, Belgium.

February 23, 2017
 "An Inclusive Mexican Economy" 
México Incluyente Conference, The Aspen Institute
Mexico City, Mexico
Watch the session here .

January 6, 2017
 "The Dangers of a Return to Historic Corporatism,"
AEA Panel Session, "Nobels on Where Is the World Economy Headed?
ASSA Annual Meeting 2017, Hyatt Regency Headquarters, Chicago, Illinois.
Watch the session here 

November 30, 2016

 “The Economic Situation Abroad,” 

The VIII Phelps Congress, Universidad de Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires, Argentina.

November 10, 2016
 “Present-Day Mistakes in Economic Policy—With Emphasis on Fiscal and Monetary Policy,” 
The Annual Meeting of Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association and the Latin American Meetings of the Econometric Society
Universidad EAFIT, Medellin, Colombia.

October 11, 2016
"The American Dream," 
Panel Discussion at the Free Market Road Show, 
Women’s National Republican Club, New York, NY. 

October 5, 2016
 "Unlocking the Potential of Europe" 
Panel Discussion at SUERF's Global Implications of Europe's Redesign Conference, 
Société Generale’s U.S. Headquarters, New York, NY.

September 16, 2016
Edmund Phelps delivers a keynote speech at 2016 Blouin Creative Leadership Summit 

June 25, 2016
Edmund Phelps delivers keynote speech at New Huadu Business School Nobel Forum

November 9, 2015
The Center on Capitalism and Society's 13th annual conference: "Steps to Mass Flourishing: Social Values and Individual Experience"
Casa Italiana, Columbia University, New York 

October 27, 2015
Edmund Phelps delivers keynote speech at 2015 Pujiang Innovation Forum 

April 15, 2015
Edmund Phelps appeared with German Federal Minister of Finance Wolfgang Schäuble at the 2015 Leaders in Global Economic Governance Lecture

December 4, 2014
 "What Is to Be Done?"
The Future of U. S. Economic Growth: Panel 4
The Cato Institute, Washington D.C.

November 6, 2014
"The Future of the Individual": The Center on Capitalism and Society's 12th Annual Conference, in partnership with Common Good
The New York Times Building, New York

September 30, 2014
China Friendship Award Acceptance Speech
Foreign Affairs Experts Building, Beijing

May 22, 2014
Edmund Phelps delivers speech in Helsinki, Finland

December 1, 2013
Edmund Phelps speaks on Mass Flourishing
At "The West Is At Risk" Conference in Stockholm, October 2013

November 22, 2013
Video from Edmund Phelps' presentation of Mass Flourishing
At Google Mountain View is now online

November 12, 2013
Audio from Edmund Phelps' RAND Distinguished Speaker
Presentation of Mass Flourishing is now available

November 3, 2013
Video from Edmund Phelps recent lecture at the Oxford Martin School
Now online

October 30, 2013
Video from Edmund Phelps' World Bank presentation
Of Mass Flourishing is now online

October 28, 2013
The audio recording of Edmund Phelps' recent Oakeshott Lecture
At the London School of Economics is now online

October 28, 2013
Edmund Phelps' 10.17.13 lecture on Mass Flourishing
At the Sheldonian Theatre at Oxford now summarized online

October 22, 2013
Video now available from Edmund Phelps'
Lecture at the RSA in London

June 21, 2013
"Undemocratic and Unequal: Fitoussi's Critique of Europe's Institutions
Festschrift Conference for Jean-Paul Fitoussi
At Sciences Po, Paris, France
LINK to video from the conference

May 28, 2013
Video from the Center on Capitalism and Society's Kierkegaard Conference is now online
Edmund Phelps introduces the conference alongside the Danish Consulate General: LINK
A full slate of videos from the conference can be found here: LINK

December 17, 2012
Edmund Phelps delivers the first annual Herbert Stein Memorial Lecture
At the National Economics Club - Washington, DC

December 7, 2012
The 10th Conference of the Center on Capitalism and Society

October 16, 2012
Edmund Phelps addresses the University Philosophical Society
on his election as Honorary Patron
Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

October 11, 2012
Nobel Laureates Panel at the St. Petersburg Scientific Forum
St. Petersburg, Russia

September 21, 2012
Edmund Phelps speaks at the Blouin Creative Leadership Summit
On Economic Actors, with Eric Maskin and Matthew Bishop
New York City, NY

September 17, 2012
Edmund Phelps speaks at the Fuzhou Entrepreneurship Forum
Fuzhou, China

August 6, 2012
Edmund Phelps spoke at the V Catedra Phelps Conference
Universidad de Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires, Argentina

June 3, 2012
Corporatism and Job Satisfaction
Tsinghua University, Beijing
April 14, 2012
Professor Phelps on the China Forum 
London Book Fair
London, UK

April 2-3, 2012
"Soft Landings" and "Employment and Growth"
Panel Discussions
Boao Forum
Boao, China

March 30, 2012
Professor Phelps speaks at the Xiamen Forum
Xiamen, China

March 17 & 18, 2012  
"Global Economy: Crisis Without End," 
a NYRB/Met panel featuring Prof. Phelps, Prof. Sachs, Prof. Krugman, and George Soros. 

November 21, 2011
True and False Lessons Drawn from the Structural Slump (Video)
Council on Foreign Relations, Lunch Table Discussion

November 13, 2011
Professor Phelps speaking at the Huadu CEO Forum
Shanghai, China

November 8, 2011
Keynes vs. Hayek: An Economics Debate 
Moderated by Harry Evans, Reuters
Asia Society, New York
LINK to video
LINK to speech

October 17, 2011
Professor Phelps delivers the keynote speech, "Creativity and Dynamism"
Science and Innovation week 2011
Mexico City, Mexico

October 15, 2011
Professor Phelps speaking to Occupy Wall Street
Zuccotti Park, New York, New York

September 23, 2011
Introductory Remarks, 
9th Annual Conference of the Center on Capitalism and Society 
"Philosophical Foundations of Economics and the Good Economy" 
Columbia University, New York, New York

September 19, 2011 
Acceptance Speech, 
Louise Blouin Award for Creative Leadership

September 15, 2011
Speech, Bloomberg 50th Summit
New York, New York

September 8, 2011
Speech, The International Investment Forum 2011
Xiamen, China

September 6, 2011
Speech to young entrepreneurs
Jinjiang, China

September 4, 2011 
Speech to entrepreneurs and their entrepreneurial children
Wenzhou, China

September 3, 2011
Professor Phelps Speaking to the 2nd Generation of Entrepreneurs 
Chengdu, China

August 26, 2011
"Modeling Corporatist Economies of the West and Those of North Africa"
The Nobel Laureates Meeting
Lindau, Germany

August 25, 2011
Behavioral Economics Panel
The Nobel Laureates Meeting
Lindau, Germany 

July 1, 2011 
"The Global Economic Outlook, The West’s Aging Populations, Its Productivity Slowdown and Long Structural Slump"
Robeco Summer University 2011
The Hague, Netherlands

June 23, 2011
"The Global Economic Outlook, The West’s Aging Populations, Its Productivity Slowdown and Long Structural Slump"
XX III Mondragone Conference
Rome, Italy

June 9, 2011
Key to the City of Fuzhou,China Acceptance Speech
Fuzhou,  China  

May 16, 2011
"Subverting the Arab Revolution"
Speech at the Forum Nacional
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

April 28th, 2011
"How the Modern Economies Got their Dynamism"
Speech, 4th Annual Conference of the Catedra Phelps
Buenos Aires, Argentina

April 6, 2011
"A History of Indigenous Innovation"
90th Anniversary Celebration of Xiamen University
Xiamen, Fujian, China

April 3, 2011
Speech for the Opening Ceremony of the New Huadu Economics and Management Institute (NEMI)
Beijing, China

April 2, 2011
Professor Phelps Speaking to the 2nd Generation of Entrepreneurs 
Beijing, China

February 2, 2011
Conference on the Bank for Innovation
Camera dei Deputati, Rome
LINK to speech text
LINK to post-speech interview

November 19-20, 2010
8th Annual Conference: Microfoundations for Modern Macroeconomics
Columbia University, New York

September 20, 2010
"Edmund S. Phelps: Cutting taxes is not a good idea"
Speech, University of Economics
Bratislava, Slovakia


September 28-29, 2010
Global Economic Symposium
Istanbul, Turkey

September 15, 2010
"Capitalism and Socialism,"
Peking University, Beijing

June 15, 2010
"Speech on the Laying of the Foundation Stone and the Groundbreaking for the New Huadu Business School"
New Huadu Business School
Minjiang University

June 15, 2010
"Growth and Development in China and the Benefits of a Business Education"
Speech at the Foundation Stone Ceremony

New Huadu Business School
Minjiang University

May 20, 2010
"A Modern Economics for Modern Economies"
Kazakh Economic University

May 19, 2010
"The Slump, the Recovery, and the 'New Normal'"
Kazakh Economic University

May 6, 2010
"How Modern Economies Formed"
Nobel Week
Universitée Libre de Bruxelles

April 15, 2010
"The Role of Business and Education in China's Economic Future"
Appointment as President-Dean
New Huadu Business School
Minjiang University

March 29, 2010
"Notes on Economic Policy for Latin America"
Buenos Aires
3rd Annual Catedra Phelps Conference
University of Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires

February 3-5, 2010
Panels, "Global Economy: Changing Growth Paradigm" and "Currencies: Finding a New Balance"
The Russia Forum

January 27-30, 2010
Panel, "Rebuilding Economics"
World Economic Forum

December 11-12, 2009
Introductory Remarks
7th Annual Conference: Post-Crisis Economic Policies
Center on Capitalism and Society

December 11-12, 2009
Panel, "Policies Toward Inclusion"
7th Annual Conference: Post-Crisis Economic Policies
Center on Capitalism and Society

November 11, 2009  
"Explaining the Downturn and Forecasting the Upturn"
Beijing Nobel Laureates Forum

November 3, 2009
"The Crises in Finance, Business Innovation and Economic Theory"
European Central Bank

November 2, 2009
"Seeds of Recovery After the Financial Crisis"
Rheingauer Impulse
Hesse, Germany

October 27, 2009
"Rebuilding the Global Financial Structure"
Sina Gold Forum

October 26, 2009
"China's Economic Future"
Beijing Asian Manufacturing Association Forum

October 25, 2009
"The Post-Crisis Global Economy and Chinese Industrialization"
China National Textile and Apparel Council

October 23, 2009 
Introductory Remarks
Conference on Peace Through Reconstruction
Center on Capitalism and Society
Columbia University

October 14, 2009
"China from the Perspective of a Humanist Economics"
Frankfurt Book Fair

September 25, 2009
"Some Benefits of a Modern Economy"
Science and Innovation Week
Mexico City

September 23, 2009  
Government of Tijuana

September 11, 2009
"My Kryniza Manifesto"
Krynica Economic Forum

June 24, 2009
Keynote Speech
XXI Villa Mondragone International Economic Seminar
Villa Mondragone

February 3-5, 2010
Panels on the Global Outlook and on Impending Currency Levels
The Russia Forum

January 27-30, 2010
Panel on Rebuilding Economics 
World Economic Forum

June 22, 2009
"A Unique Moment"
Panel Speech
Paris Conference for Long-Term Value and Economic Stability

June 22, 2009
"Challenges and Opportunities"
Panel Speech
The G8 and Beyond

June 18, 2009
"The Emerging Bio-Economy"
13th International Consortium on Agricultural Biotechnology Research Conference on The Emerging Bio-Economy
Ravello, Italy

June 1, 2009
"Lessons of the Crisis for Economic Theory and Economic Policy"
Patinkin Lecture
Tel Aviv

May 29th, 2009
Keynote Speech
Luxembourg Financial Forum

May 27th, 2009
"Climate Change, the Knowledge Problem and the Good Life"
St. James’s Palace Nobel Laureate Symposium

May 6, 2009. 
"Social and Economic Justice"
Panel Speech
2nd International Forum for Communication and Sustainability
Sao Paulo

March 26, 2009 
"Regaining Prosperity after the Financial Crisis is Over: Dynamism and Inclusion"
Catedra Phelps Conference
University of Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires

March 18, 2009
"The Rise and Disregard for Dynamism in the West"
Bucharest, Romania "The Financial Crisis: Causes and Cures"

March 11-12, 2009
2nd Astana Economic Forum:
"Economic Security in Eurasia in the System of Global Risks"
Astana, Khazakstan

March 2, 2009
International Conference on Globalization and Development in Latin America and the Caribe
Havana, Cuba

February 20, 2009
Panel, Introduction
6th Annual Conference
Center on Capitalism and Society
Columbia University
New York

January 27, 2009
International Investors Conference

January 8-9, 2009
Panel, "Regulating/Reforming Capitalism"
"The Justice of a Well-Functioning Capitalism
and the Reforms that Will Realize It, Not Kill It"
Conference: New World, New Capitalism
Co-Chaired by President Nicolas Sarkozy and former Prime Minister Tony Blair

December 20, 2008
International Conference on Development
Freedom and Welfare in Honor of Amartya Sen
New Delhi 

December 16, 2008
International Forum on Corporate Culture and Brand Originality

December 10, 2008
Dinner Speech
Swedish Consulate Nobel Dinner

December 8, 2008
Diverse Policies for the Uncertainty Ahead
San Jose, Costa Rica

December 5, 2008
Keynote Speech
WAIPA Investment Conference
Rio de Janiero

November 24, 2008
Introduction, Panel
5th Annual Conference
Center on Capitalism and Society
Mexico City

November 8, 2008
Network of Global Agenda Councils

October 31, 2008
Luncheon Speech
Columbia University Law School
New York City

October 17, 2008
Ethics and Economics Conference
Foligno, Umbria 

October 7, 2008
Legatum Center
Cambridge, MA

October 6, 2008
NABE Convention
Washington, DC

September 18, 2008
Brand Festival Digital

September 16, 2008
World Executive Group

September 12, 2008
Hamburg Summit

September 11, 2008
Krynica Economic Forum

September 2, 2008

Central Bank of Argentina
Buenos Aires

August 21, 2008
Lindau Meetings of the Nobel Laureates

July 10, 2008
Center on Capitalism and Society Panel
Edmund Phelps, Richard Robb, Graciana del Castillo
Global Creative Leadership Summit
New York City

July 4, 2008
Acceptance Speech
Pico della Mirandola

July 1st and 2nd, 2008 
Seminar on Monetary Policy of the US and Western European Economies
XX Villa Mondragone Seminar
Fondazione Tor Vergata Economia CEIS

June 30, 2008
Geneva Fellows

June 26-27, 2008
"A View of Monetary Policy
From Our 'Structuralist' and Uncertain Economies
7th Annual BIS Conference on Monetary Policy

June 22, 2008
Acceptance Speech
Global Economy Prize

June 11, 2008
"Structural Forces Weighing Down US and European Economies
And the Inability of Customary Policymaking to Bolster Them"
Italian Gold Forum
Borsa Italiana

June 4, 2008
Forum Invest

May 27, 2008
"Dynamism and Inclusion:
What? Why? How?
University of Buenos Aires

May 26, 2008 
Keynote Lecture
National Forum
Rio de Janeiro

May 21, 2008 
Academy of Political and Moral Sciences
Buenos Aires

May 20, 2008
Inaugural Congress
Catedra Phelps
Law School
Buenos Aires

April 29, 2008
Milken Institute

April 9, 2008
Public Lecture
Trinity College
San Antonio

April 2, 2008
Second Annual Conference on Current Issues in Economic Governance
Bilkent, Turkey

January 29, 2008
Hayek Lecture
Hayek Institute and the University of Vienna

January 14, 2008
Keynote Lecture
Annual Bharat Ram Memorial Seminar: Development with Justice
New Dehli

January 29, 2008
Hayek Lecture
Hayek Institute and the University of Vienna

September 12, 2007
Nobel Laureates Beijing Forum 2007
The Great Hall of the People
Francesca Mari,
Feb 7, 2011, 7:13 AM
Francesca Mari,
Jan 20, 2011, 6:44 AM