New Approaches to Economic Challenges Seminar Series



(c) OECD Michael Dean, NAEC-ECLAC Workshop on New Tools and Methods to Policy Making, 19 May 2014, OECD Headquarters.


NAEC Seminar Series

Since September 2013, the NAEC Seminar Series offers every month a programme of discussions on key global issues and OECD work.

The programme includes two types of seminars: (i) Project Seminars to discuss the outcomes of NAEC Projects; and (ii) Research Seminars on emerging tools and approaches, featuring prominent experts such as Thomas Piketty, Angus DeatonRoman Frydman or Ha-Joon Chang more recently.


Presentations are structured in a roundtable format, followed by a debate with participants from the Secretariat and Delegations. The aim is to improve our understanding of challenges and emerging trends, necessary policy adjustments following the crisis, and the role that new methods and tools could play in policy making going forward.


The NAEC Seminar Series offers the unique opportunity to discuss openly and horizontally relevant and innovative approaches to formulating better policies. YOU TOO can play your part in helping shape policy adjustments to address global challenges. Register!

For more information on past seminars, and to view the slides, please see the calendar below:

January 2015
l  February 2015 l  March 2015 l  April 2015 l  May 2015

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We have the pleasure to invite you to the upcoming NAEC Seminars, taking place at the OECD Headquarters:

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Past presentations


March 2015

11 March 2015 - R. Ahrend (OECD) - 'Urban productivity and governance: Presentation of two reports on cities: “The Metropolitan Century” and “Governing The City”'

4 March 2015 - K. Wilson (OECD) - 'Social Impact Investment' - [Link to publication]


February 2015

19 February 2015 - V. Gayon (Université Paris Dauphine) [bio], M. Schmelzer (Jena University) [bio] and R. Woodward'NAEC in historical perspective'

13 February 2015 - H-J. Chang (University of Cambridge) [bio- 'Economics: The User’s Guide'

February 2015 - A. Offer (University of Oxford) [bio'Social Democracy, the Nobel Prize in Economics and the Market Turn'


January 2015

27 January 2015 - L. Cusmano (OECD) - 'New Approaches to SME and Entrepreneurship Financing'

23 January 2015 - Workshop - 'Behavioural Insights and New Approaches to Policy Design' - Programme

21 January 2015 - B. Cournède (OECD) - 'Finance, Growth and Income Inequality'

16 January 2015 - L. Hoogduin (University of Groningen) [bio- 'Complexity Economics'

09 January 2015 - I. van Staveren (Erasmus University Rotterdam) [bio] - 'The Lehman Sisters Hypothesis'


December 2014

10 December - "How to enhance Work, Wealth and Welfare in Europe?"

1 December - 'Learning with Futures using Narratives and Numbers' 


November 2014

20 November - B. Cournède (OECD) - 'Effects of Growth-Enhancing Reforms on Micro-Level Economic Stability

7 November - C. Calhoun (LSE) [bio] - 'What Threatens Capitalism Now?' 


October 2014

27 October - A. Blundell-Wignall (OECD) - 'The Bitcoin Question'

21 October - D. Van DammeM. Paccagnella (OECD) - 'Skills Distribution, Social Inequality and Multi-dimensional Well-being' [Paper 1] - [Paper 2]

10 October - D. Van DammeK. Miyamoto (OECD) - 'Identifying Social and Emotional Skills that Matter for Growth and Social Progress'


September 2014

29 September - S. Jacobzone (OECD), L. Ilmola (IIASA), P. Helm (Prime Minister's Office, New Zealand)  'Boosting economic and social resilience and the governance of critical risks'

[Slides #1], [Slides #2], [Slides #3]

22 September - Paul Ramskogler, Oesterreichishe National Bank [bio] 'Origins of the crisis: drawing the big picture' [Report ENG] - [Report FR]

19 September - A. Hijzen, A. Saint-Martin, S. Cazes, (OECD)'How good is your job? - Measuring and Assessing job Quality'

11 September - Philip Hartmann, European Central Bank [bio] - 'Macro-prudential Research Network (MaRs)'

9 September - C. Criscuolo, C. Menon, P.Gal, (OECD)'Young SMEs, Growth and Job Creation'


June 2014

1‌3 June - Joint EDRC-NAEC Seminar 'Financial Stability: Can Macro-Prudential Policy Help?'

May 2014

23 May - János Kornai, Harvard University [bio] 'Dynamism, Rivalry and the Surplus Economy'

19 May - Joint OECD-ECLAC Workshop, 'Workshop on New Tools and Methods for Policy-making'


April 2014

29 April - F. Cingano (OECD), 'Closing the loop: how inequality affects economic growth and social cohesion?'

28 April - H. Braconier (OECD), 'OECD@100: global trends and policy challenges'  

22 April - Jörgen Weibull, Stockholm School of Economics [bioEvolutionary games'


March 2014

31 March - Alberto Alemanno, HEC Paris [bio] and Pete Lunn, ESRI [bio], 'Behavioural Economics'

27 March - Eloi Laurent, Sciences Po [bio], 'Social-ecology: Exploring the missing link in sustainable development

24 March - F. Fall, H. Immervoll (OECD), 'Assessing the vulnerabilities of social institutions, and policy responses to enhance resilience' (Slides #1) (Slides#2)

10 March - T. Kozluk, S. Albrizio, E. Botta, V. Zipperer (OECD), 'Environmental policies and economic performance'

04 March'Revisiting the social contract: rebuilding trust for sustained economic recovery'


February 2014

17 February - Michaël Förster (OECD), 'Measuring and assessing job quality: Jobs, Wages and Inequality: the role of non-standard work'

14 February - Coen Teulings (University of Cambridge) [bio]'Employment and Fiscal Policy in the Aftermath of Financial Crisis

11 February - Gilbert Cette (Banque de France) [bio], 'Long term productivity trends'

03 February - Luiz de Mello (OECD) [bio], Paul Schreyer, Alain de Serres, 'Inclusive Growth' (Slides #1) (Slides #2)


January 2014

31 January - Mark Pearson (OECD) [bio], 'Can health become an even bigger part of the economy without undermining fiscal sustainability?'

15 January - Angus Deaton (Princeton) [bio],'The Great Escape: health, wealth and the origins of inequality

10 January - Mats Isaksson and  Pablo Antolin (OECD),'Fostering long-term investment and responding to the challenges of ageing and longevity' (Slides #1) (Slides #2)