Meet the Author at OECD Forum 2017


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Meet the Author 
at the OECD Forum offers participants and speakers alike a unique opportunity to go deeper into the issues addressed in the main sessions.

Held in the Discovery Lab, a casual space for listening, sharing and networking, Meet the Author has become an annual favourite.


This year, why not take the discussion further and join us at a Meet the Author event?

Tuesday, 6 June

“Journey through the ups and downs of waking, eating, working, playing, being troubled and dreaming to see how, in each instance, we can match up a subjective state … with the physical brain”

A Day in the Life of the Brain: The Neuroscience of Consciousness from Dawn Till Dusk

Susan Greenfield, CEO & Founder, Neuro-Bio Ltd, and member of the House of Lords, United Kingdom


“Joblessness is a root cause of the global unrest threatening international security. Fostering entrepreneurship is the remedy.”

Peace through Entrepreneurship

Steven Koltai, entrepreneur and managing director of Koltai and Co. LLC.


“Once upon a time, there were 10 simple ways to be ‘happy as a Dane’…”

Happy as a Dane

Malene Rydahl, author


“How do you create hygge? How are hygge and happiness linked? And what is hygge, exactly?”

The Little Book of Hygge

Meik Wiking, Chief Executive of the Happiness Research Institute, Denmark


“The rich are taxed when people believe not just that inequality is high, but also that it is fundamentally stacked in favor of the rich, and the government did the stacking.”

Taxing the Rich: A History of Fiscal Fairness in the United States and Europe

Kenneth Scheve, Professor of Political Science and Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University, United States


“Welcome to the Post-Truth era – a time in which the art of the lie is shaking the very foundations of democracy.”

Post Truth: the New War on Truth and How to Fight Back

Matthew d’Ancona, author and journalist


“Work is no longer the road to riches, or even the way out of poverty. There may be more work, but it pays less.”

The Corruption of Capitalism: Why Rentiers Thrive and Work Does Not Pay

Guy Standing, Professorial Research Associate, SOAS, University of London, United Kingdom;


“There are about 7,000 languages in the world. The language of economics is one of the newest and least well known, but it is rapidly becoming one of the most important.”

The Econocracy: The Perils of Leaving Economics to the Experts

Zach Ward-Perkins, author


Wednesday, 7 June


“While consumers reap many benefits from online purchasing, the sophisticated algorithms and data-crunching that make browsing so convenient are also changing the nature of market competition, and not always for the better.”

Virtual Competition: The Promise and Perils of the Algorithm-Driven Economy

Ariel Ezrachi, author


“Over four months I went cycling across Britain, gathering stories, seeking out something I couldn’t yet name.”

Island Story: Journeys through Unfamiliar Britain

J.D. Taylor, researcher and charity worker


“It used to be said that the “Revolution Will Not Be Televised” … but you can be pretty sure that the revolution will be tweeted (#Revolution).”

#Republic: Divided Democracy in the Age of Social Media

Cass Robert Sunstein, Harvard Law School, United States


« Elle n’a pas été inutile, mais son rôle historique est derrière elle. … Qu’a fait l’Union européenne si ce n’est beaucoup promettre et peu tenir ? »

Les salauds de l’Europe : Guide à l'usage des eurosceptiques

Jean Quatremer, author and journalist


Highlights from 2016 and 2015

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‒       Paul Mason, Postcapitalism: A Guide to Our Future

‒       Philippe Legrain, European Spring: Why Our Economies and Politics are in a Mess and How to Put Them Right

‒       Helen Margetts, Political Turbulence: How Social Media Shape Collective Action

‒       César A. Hidalgo, Why Information Grows: The Evolution of Order, from Atoms to Economies

‒       Francois Bourguignon, The Globalization of Inequality

‒       Nathalie Loiseau, Choisissez Tout

‒       Martin Wolf, The Shifts and the Shocks: What We’ve Learned – and Have Still to Learn – from the Financial Crisis

‒       Frank Pasquale, The Black Box Society: The Secret Algorithms That Control Money and Information

‒       Jeffrey David Sachs, The Age of Sustainable Development


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