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October 7, 2019
"'Isms' Galore: Reflections on Deficits, Taxes and Systems"
Session 4: Taxation and Economic Systems
17th Annual Conference Progressivism, Socialism, Nationalism: 
What Room for Innovation and 'Creative Destruction'? For Economic Justice to the Least Advantaged? For Teaching Youth the Good Life?
Center on Capitalism and Society, Columbia University, New York
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May 22, 2019
Nobel Dialogues: The Future of Ageing
The Nobel Foundation
Madrid, Spain
Watch video here.

March 1, 2019.
"Corporate Governance in the Context of Global Economic Circumstances"
Panel, Corporate Governance Counter-Narratives
Columbia University Law School, Ira Millstein Center,New York
Watch a video recording of the session here.
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February 19, 2019
Panel, Bureaucracy vs. Democracy Forum
Common Good and Center on Capitalism and Society, Columbia University, New York
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September 17, 2018
"Trump and Economic Theory"
Session 3: Roundtable on Methodology 
16th Annual Conference The Economic Consequences of Mr. Trump: Jobs, Wages, Trade, Growth, Health and Satisfaction
Center on Capitalism and Society, Columbia University, New York

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September 13, 2018
"Two Kinds of Robots in Growth Models: An Introduction"
NBER Conference: The Economics of Artificial Intelligence, Toronto, On
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July 11, 2018
"Three Speeches on Europe: Berlin, Barcelona, Rome"
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June 26, 2018
"Innovation and China"
Lecture, University Tor Vergata, Rome
Watch here (32:30)

June 25, 2018

"Solving the Problem in Italy and Much of Western Europe"

Keynote Address, XXX Villa Mondragone International Economic Seminar, Rome

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

March 23, 2018
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
Beijing

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, Acceptance Speech 
Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali Guido Carli
Rome, Italy 
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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
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October 31, 2017
"Google Ngrams for Individualism: Do They Trace a Loss of Innovation "
Session 5: Individualism in the Economy
15th Annual Conference The Age of the Individual: 500 Years Ago Today
Center on Capitalism and Society, Columbia University
New York



October 5, 2017

"Saving the Environment"

Second Green Economy Summit

Córdoba, Argentina

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February 23, 2017
 "An Inclusive Mexican Economy" 
México Incluyente Conference, The Aspen Institute
Mexico City, Mexico
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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.
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November 30, 2016

 “The Economic Situation Abroad,” 

The VIII Phelps Congress, Universidad de Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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November 18, 2016

"Introductory Remarks"
Session 1: Initial Statements: Why Agency And Other Values Matter
14th annual conference Agency, Prospering, Progress and the Working Class
Center on Capitalism and Society, Columbia University
New York

November 9, 2015
Session 1: Innovation: Its Measurement, Culture Sources and Recent History
13th Annual Conference Steps to Mass Flourishing: Social Values and Individual Experience
Center on Capitalism and Society, Columbia University,New York


October 27, 2015
Keynote Speech at 2015 Pujiang Innovation Forum 
Shanghai, China

April 15, 2015
“Europe: The Current Situation and the Way Forward,”
with German Federal Minister of Finance Wolfgang Schäuble
2015 Leaders in Global Economic Governance Lecture
Columbia University, New York

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

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

November 5, 2013
"Mass Flourishing"
At Google Mountain View is now online

November 6, 2013
Mass Flourishing
RAND Distinguished Speaker
Los Angeles

October 23, 2013
"Mass Flourishing"
World Bank Presentation

October 17, 2013
“Mass Flourishing: How it Was Gained and How it Was Lost,” 
The Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford Martin School, UK

October 14, 2013
"Mass Flourishing"
Lecture at the Royal Society of Arts in London

October 8, 2013
"Mass Flourishing" 
The West Is At Risk Conference 
Stockholm

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
Center on Capitalism and Society's Kierkegaard Conference 
Edmund Phelps introduces the conference alongside the Danish Consulate General: LINK

June 3, 2012
Corporatism and Job Satisfaction
Tsinghua University, Beijing
                         
February 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 8, 2011
Keynes vs. Hayek: An Economics Debate 
Moderated by Harry Evans, Reuters
Asia Society, New York
LINK to video

February 2, 2011
Conference on the Bank for Innovation
Camera dei Deputati, Rome
September 20, 2010
"Cutting taxes is not a good idea"
Speech, University of Economics
Bratislava, Slovakia

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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
Fuzhou
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April 15, 2010
"The Role of Business and Education in China's Economic Future"
New Huadu Business School
Minjiang University
Fuzhou
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January 27-30, 2010
Panel, "Rebuilding Economics"
World Economic Forum
Davos
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November 2, 2009
"Seeds of Recovery After the Financial Crisis"
Rheingauer Impulse 
Hesse, Germany
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September 25, 2009 
"Some Benefits of a Modern Economy"
Science and Innovation Week
Mexico City 
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May 27th, 2009
"Climate Change, the Knowledge Problem and the Good Life"
St. James’s Palace Nobel Laureate Symposium
London
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March 26, 2009 
"Regaining Prosperity after the Financial Crisis is Over: Dynamism and Inclusion"
Catedra Phelps Conference
University of Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires
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Speech, Bucharest, Romania, March 18, 2009.

March 11-12, 2009
"The Financial Crisis: Causes and Cures"
2nd Astana Economic Forum
Astana, Khazakstan
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Speech, International Conference on Globalization and Development in Latin America and the Caribe, Havana, Cuba, March 2, 2009.

 

6th Annual Conference of the Center on Capitalism and Society, “Emerging from the Financial Crisis, ” Columbia University, New York, February 20, 2009.

 

Participant, World Economic Forum, Davos, Switzerland, January 28-31, 2009.

Speech, International Investors Conference, Zurich, Switzerland, January 27, 2009.

January 8-9, 2009
"The Justice of a Well-Functioning Capitalism and the Reforms that Will Realize It, Not Kill It"
 New World, New Capitalism Conference
Co-Chaired by President Nicolas Sarkozy and former Prime Minister Tony Blair
Paris
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Speech, International Conference on Development, Freedom and Welfare in Honor of Amartya Sen, New Delhi, India, December 20, 2008.

Speech, International Forum on Corporate Culture and Brand Originality, ICCIE, Beijing, China, December 16, 2008.


December 10, 2008
Dinner Speech
Swedish Consulate Nobel Dinner
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Keynote Speech, WAIPA Investment Conference, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, December 5, 2008.

 

5th Annual Conference of the Center on Capitalism and Society, “Economic Dynamism and Inclusion” Club de Industriales, Mexico City, Mexico, November 24, 2008.

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

Speech, Ethics and Economics Conference, Umbria, Italy October 17, 2008.

Speech, Legatum Center, MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, October 7, 2008.

 

Public Debate with Paul Krugman, NABE Conference, Washington DC, October 6, 2008.

 

Speech, Brand Festival Digital, Budapest, Hungary, September 18, 2008.

 

Speech, World Executive Group, Beijing, China, September 16, 2008.

Lecture, Hamburg Summit, Hamburg, Germany, September 12, 2008.

 

Speech, Krynica Economic Forum, Krynica, Poland, September 11, 2008.

Lecture, Lindau Meetings of the Nobel Laureates, Lindau, Germany, August 21, 2008.


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

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
VIDEO

June 26-27, 2008
"A View of Monetary Policy From Our 'Structuralist' and Uncertain Economies"
7th Annual BIS Conference on Monetary Policy
Luzern
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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
Milan
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Keynote Lecture, National Forum, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 26, 2008.

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

May 20, 2008
"Dynamism and Inclusion:
What? Why? How?
University of Buenos Aires
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Public Lecture, Trinity College, Texas, April 9, 2008.

“Hayek and the Economics of Capitalism: Some Lessons for Today’s Times,”  Hayek Lecture, Hayek Institute and the University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria, January 29, 2008.

 

Participant, World Economic Forum, Davos, Switzerland, January 23-27, 2008.

 

Keynote Lecture, Overview Conference on Finance and Sustainable Development, Monaco, November 30, 2007.

 

“Future of Europe Summit,” Lecture, Andorra La Vella, Andorra, November 29, 2007.

 

“Economic Theory for an Innovative World: The Level and Swings of Economic Activity,” University Lecture, Columbia University, New York, November 27, 2007.

 

“Introductory Remarks: The Dynamism of U.S. Capitalism: Where are the Weaknesses? Where are the Main Threats?,” The Dynamism of U.S. Capitalism: Is It Deficient? Is It Endangered?, 4th Annual Conference of Center on Capitalism and Society, co-hosted by Council on Foreign Relations, NY, November 14-15, 2007.

 

Keynote Speech, ITAM Business School, Mexico City, Mexico, October 29, 2007.

 

University Lecture, University of Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany, October 22, 2007.

 

Keynote Speech, World Knowledge Forum, Seoul, South Korea, October 17, 2007.

 

“Wealth Creation and Asia,” University Lecture, Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, South Korea, October 16, 2007.

 

“Economic Dynamism and the ‘Social Market Economy’: Are They Reconcilable?,” Ludwig Erhard Lecture, 50th Anniversary of Wohlstand für Alle, Berlin, Germany, October 12, 2007.

 

Lecture, European Central Bank, Frankfurt, Germany, October 10, 2007.

 

Keynote Lecture, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, October 9, 2007.

 

Keynote Lecture, EcoSoc Conference, United Nations, New York, October 8, 2007.

 

Lecture in the Annual Series: Aristotle and the Moderns, Low Library, Columbia University, New York, October 3, 2007.

 

Keynote Speech, IESE Business School, Barcelona, Spain, September 28, 2007.

 

Lecture, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China, September 20, 2007.

 

Lecture, Nobel Laureates Forum, Hong Kong, China, September 19, 2007.



September 12, 2007
Lecture at Nobel Laureates Beijing Forum 2007
The Great Hall of the People
Beijing
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Lecture, Conference in honor of Edmund Phelps, Reykjavik, Iceland, September 1, 2007.

 

Lecture, Penal Law and Economics, Mexico City, Mexico, August 28, 2007.

 

Lecture, BM&F, Campos do Jordao, Brazil, August 23, 2007.

 

Keynote Speech, Almedalen Week, Visby, Sweden, July 9th, 2007.

 

Lecture, Economic Forum, Aix-en-Provence,  France, July 6, 2007.

 

Lecture, Manchester University, Manchester, UK, July 3, 2007.

 

 “Europe as Seen from China” Lecture, Capitalia Group, Rome, Italy, June 26, 2007.

 

Lecture, ACREFI, Sao Paulo, Brazil, June 12, 2007.

 

“Phillips Curve and the Natural Rate Symposium,” Keynote, Kiel, Germany, June 4, 2007.

 

Lecture, Circulo de Economia, Barcelona, Spain, June 1, 2007.

 

“The Good Economy: The Vitalism of Aristotle, Cervantes and Bergson and the Economic Justice of Kant and Rawls,” Honoris Causa Acceptance Speech, Facultad de Economia, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina, May 28, 2007.

 

Lecture, Workshop on Finance, Tivoli, Italy, March 30, 2007.

 

Participant, World Economic Forum, Davos, Switzerland, January 24-28, 2007.

 

Lecture, Fundacion Rafael del Pino, Madrid, Spain, January 31, 2007.

 

Lecture, Seville, Spain, January 29, 2007.

 

Lecture, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden, December 14, 2006.

 

Participant, Forum on the International Economy, Financial Times, London, UK, 2006.

 

Lecture, Conference in Honor of Jim Mirrlees, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China, November 30, 2006.

 

“Introductory Remarks: Perspectives on the Performance of the Continent’s Economies,” 3rd Annual Conference of Center on Capitalism and Society, co-hosted with CESifo, Venice International University, Venice, Italy, July 21-22, 2006.

 

“The Justice of Inclusive Free Enterprise: Aristotle, Hayek, Tocqueville and Rawls,” Honoris Causa Acceptance Speech, Insitut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris, Paris, France, June 22, 2006.

 

“Great Catch-Ups and Fall-Backs I Have Seen: And Their Misinterpretations,” The ESR/DEW Guest Lecture, Annual Meeting of the Irish Economic Assn., Bunclody, Ireland, April 29, 2006. (Rev. from Lecture presented at the 14th World Congress, International Economic Assn., Marrakech, September  2, 2005.)

 

“Globalization,” Lecture, Queen Mary College, University of London, London, UK, November 1, 2005.

 

Reforming the Economic Model,”  Lecture, OECD, Paris, France, October 28, 2005.

 

“Understanding the Great Changes in the World: Gaining Ground and Losing Ground since World War II,” Distinguished Plenary Lecture, International Economic Assn. 14th  World Congress, Marrakech, August 28-September 2, 2005.

 

“What are the Sources of the Greater Dynamism in the More Capitalist Economies?:A Consideration of their Financing,” Seminar, XVII Villa Mondragone International Seminar, Rome, Italy, July 6-7, 2005.

 

“Channels and Mechanisms Linking Future Budgetary Shocks to Present Asset Prices and Economic Activity,” Presentation, with H. T. Hoon; “Introductory Remarks: Is the Pension/Medical Care Overhand a Threat to Prosperity? To Dynamism? To the Economic Systems Itself?,” Speech, Aging Baby Boomers, Pensions and Medical Benefits, and Consequences for Dynamism, Prosperity and Growth, 2nd Annual Conference of Center on Capitalism and Society, University of Iceland, June 16-17, 2005.

 

“Business Cycles and the World Economy,” Nobel Laureates Forum 2005, Chinese University of Hong Kong, June 3, 2005.

 

“A Theory of China’s Economic Course: the Role of Knowledge in Selecting and Adapting Overseas Innovations and in their Diffusion over the Home Market,” Lecture, Nobel Laureates Beijing Forum 2005, The Great Hall of the People, Beijing, China, May 31- June 1, 2005. (TV broadcast CCTV Channel 9.)

 

Honorary Professorship Acceptance Speech, Beijing Technology and Business University, Beijing, China, June 1, 2005.

 

“What Alternatives to American Capitalism?” Debate with Christian de Boisseux, University of Paris-Sorbonne, Paris, France, March 15, 2005.

 

 “American Cowboy Capitalism vs. Eurosclerosis,” Debate with Jeffrey Madrick, Smith Family Foundation, CUNY, New York, March 8, 2005. (TV broadcast, CUNY, March 16, 2005.)

 

Luncheon Speaker, Eastern Economic Assn., New York, March 4, 2005.

 

Public Lecture, ICRIER, New Dehli, India, December 30, 2004.

 

“French and Greek Ideas in Recent Political Economy,” Speech, University of Paris-Dauphine, Paris, France, July 2, 2004.

 

“Employment, Inflation and Sustainable Growth” and “What Distinguishes a Prosperous and Developing Economy? And What Institutions Does It Require?” Lectures, China Forum, Renmin University, Beijing, China, May 29- 30, 2004.“

 

Alex G. McKenna Lecture, Saint Vincent College, Pennsylvania, April 2004.

 

“Introductory Remarks,” Capitalist Systems, Inaugural Conference of Center on Capitalism and Society, Columbia University, NY, April 16-17, 2004.

 

Luncheon Speaker, Calvo Festschrift, International Monetary Fund, Washington, DC, April 2004.

 

 “Effects of China’s Recent Development in the Rest of the World,” Lecture, VI Annual International Conference, ANEC, Havana, February 2004.

 

“For a More Insightful Macroeconomics,” Speech, Festschrift Conference in honor of Joseph Stiglitz, Columbia University, NY, October 2003.

 

Luncheon Speaker, New York State Economic Assn., New York, October 2003.

 

Lecture, Royal Institute of Economic Affairs, Chatham House, London, UK, March 2003.

 

“Globalization and Development,” Public Lecture given in Bangkok, Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai, Singapore January 2003; Keynote Speech, 5th International Conference, ANEC, Havana, Cuba, February 2003.

 

Shaw Foundation Distinguished Lecture, Singapore Management University, Singapore, January 2003.

 

Lecture, China-WTO Affairs, Shanghai, China, January 2003.

 

Keynote Lecture, Conference on Unemployment, CESifo, Munich, Germany, December 2002.

 

“Productivity and Jobs,” Lecture, Conference on Productivity in the 21st Century, Washington, D.C., AEI and Department of Labor, October 23, 2002.

 

Honoris Causa Acceptance Speech, University of Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany, July 2001.

 

Honoris Causa Acceptance Speech, University of Rome ‘Tor Vergata,’ Rome, Italy, July 2001.

 

Luncheon Speaker, Conference on Unemployment and Inclusion, Toronto, Canada, 2000.

 

Kenneth Meyer Lecture on Public Policy, University of Miami, Florida, April 1996.

 

Participant, World Economic Forum, Davos, Switzerland, January 1994.

 

Participant, World Economic Forum, Davos, Switzerland, January 1993.

 

Erich Roll Lecture, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK, April 1993.

 

Participant, Development Mission for the Joint Study of the Economy of the Soviet Union, European Bank for Reconstruction, Moscow, Russia, September 1990.

 

Participant, Academic Consultants Meeting, Federal Reserve Board, Washington DC, May 1983.

 

Peterkin Lecture, Rice University, Texas, March 1979.

 

University of California, Berkeley, California, April 1970.

 

“Perspective on Economic Growth,” Lecture, in The Changing American Economy: Forum Lectures, J.R. Coleman, ed., (New York: Basic Books, 1967). (Also Broadcast on Voice of America Radio Program, 1966.)

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