|How to Switch from Jobless Growth to Growthless Jobs?|
21 February 2012, Brussels
Threatened by the constraints of austerity and the fears of a new credit crunch, the European economy seems unlikely to robustly recover over the next decade. In an era of growing unemployment, the consensus of the younger generations for European integration – increasingly perceived as being at odds with social justice and the European social model – is under growing strain. Is there room for further macroeconomic stimulus? If not, what kind of new paradigms should be found for structural reforms?
A Citizen's Controversy with Stefano Scarpetta, Head of Employment Analysis and Policy Division (OECD), and Joep Konings, Professor at the Faculty of Business and Economics, Catholic University of Leuven.
The debate was moderated by Pierre Defraigne, Executive Director of the Madariaga - College of Europe Foundation.