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17-18  September 2019

 NAEC - New approaches to economic challenges

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AVERTING SYSTEMIC COLLAPSE

MEETING OF THE NAEC GROUP

OECD Conference Centre (Room CC9)

Following the 10 Years After the Crisis conference last year, which suggested that a crash now could come so suddenly, from so many different sources, and have such immediately catastrophic effects, this meeting will examine the potential for financial, economic, environmental and societal collapse and crucially the interconnections between these different systems. The latest scientific findings on the extent to which these systems are stressed and strained will be explored as well as the policies that could place them on a sounder footing. Given that optimising complex systems makes them unstable we will review the objectives of policy and how to build buffers, safeguards and systemic resilience.

Discussion will be enriched by the contributions of a number of invited guests from academia, think tanks and civil society. Their thoughts and ideas could contribute to the work of OECD policy communities, while OECD can offer valuable insights into the thinking of governments and the practicalities of policymaking.

> For external participants : NAEC@oecd.org

> For OECD staff: Register

> Watch the webcast:
Conference (17 Sept) am / pm
Conference (18 Sept) am / pm

> Logistical note (pdf)

Draft Agenda - 17 September 2019

   

 Opening remarks

9:30-10:00

Angel Gurria, OECD Secretary-General

Gabriela Ramos, OECD Chief of Staff and Sherpa

Laurence Boone, OECD Chief Economist

Martine Durand, OECD Chief Statistician

 Session 1: Growth and Beyond: Towards a New Economic Approach
 10:00-12:00

Moderator: Gabriela Ramos, OECD Chief of Staff and Sherpa

Speakers:

  • Michael Jacobs, Professorial Research Fellow, Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute (SPERI)
  • Rachel Griffith, President of the Royal Economics Society, Professor of Economics at the University of Manchester and Research Director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) in London
  • Eric Beinhocker, Executive Director, Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET) Oxford
  • Mariana Mazzucato, Professor of Innovation and Public Value at University College London (UCL) and Director of the Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose

Publication:

Report of the Secretary General’s Advisory Group on a New Growth Narrative: Growth and Beyond: Towards a New Economic Approach
 Session 2: New Analytical Tools and Techniques
 12:00-12:30

Moderator: Laurence Boone, OECD Chief Economist

Speakers:

Publication:

Update report on the work of the NAEC Innovation LAB

Session 3: Systems Thinking, Anticipation and Resilience:
Averting Systemic Collapse

 14:00-17:00

Keynote speaker: Angel Gurria, OECD Secretary-General

  • Albert van Jaarsveld, Director General and Chief Executive Officer, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
  • Igor Linkov, Risk and Decision Science Team Lead, US Army Engineer Research and Development Center
  • Doug Erwin, Senior Scientist and Curator of Paleobiology at the National Museum of Natural History of the Smithsonian Institution, and Santa Fé Institute
  • Jean-Marc Jancovici, Co-founder and Partner of Carbone 4, Associate Professor at École nationale supérieure des mines de Paris, Member of the French delegation to the Conference of the Parties (COP) (Poznan, Copenhagen, Paris)
  • Martin Lees, Chair of the OECD-IIASA Task Force on Systems Thinking, Anticipation and Resilience

Intervention: Noam Chomsky, University of Arizona, Department of Linguistics

Publications:

IIASA-OECD publication: Systemic Thinking for Policy Making - The Potential of Systems Analysis for Addressing Global Policy Challenges in the 21st Century

OECD/US Army Corps of Engineers/European Commission Joint Research Centre Report on Resilience Strategies and Approaches to Contain Systemic Threats

Session 4: Remarks from Committee Chairs and Ambassadors
 17:00-17:30

Draft Agenda - 18 September 2019

   
Opening remarks
 9:30-10:00

Gabriela Ramos, OECD Chief of Staff and Sherpa

Irena Sodin, Ambassador to the OECD, Permanent Representative of Slovenia

Erdem Basci, Ambassador to the OECD, Permanent Representative of Turkey
 Session 5: New Approaches to Environmental Challenges
 10:00-12:00

Chair: Leslie Harroun, Director, Partners for a New Economy

Speakers:

  • Francois Lafond, Senior Research Officer, Institute for New Economic Thinking, University of Oxford
  • Steve Keen, Professor and Distinguished Research Fellow at the the, Institute for Strategy, Resilience & Security (ISRS) of University College London
  • Jean-Marc Jancovici, Co-founder and Partner of Carbone 4, Associate Professor at École nationale supérieure des mines de Paris, Member of the French delegation to the Conference of the Parties (COP) (Poznan, Copenhagen, Paris)
 Session 6: New Approaches to Social Challenges
 12:00-15:30

Moderator: Kenneth Swinnerton, Chair of the Employment, Labour and Social Affairs Committee (ELSAC)

Speakers:

  • Mark Blyth, Political Economist, Watson Institute, Brown University
  • Rachel Griffith, President of the Royal Economics Society, Professor of Economics at the University of Manchester and Research Director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) in London
Session 7: Understanding the New Economy
 16:00-18:00

Moderator: (TBC)

Speakers:

Discussants:

  • Svein Gjedrem, Economic and Development Review Committee (EDRC)
  • Andràs Hlàcs, Vice-Chair of the Committee on Digital Economy Policy (CDEP)
Closing remarks