« The Power of Creative Destruction: for a fighting optimism in the post-covid world! » with Prof. Philippe Aghion

    « The Power of Creative Destruction: for a fighting optimism in the post-covid world! » with Prof. Philippe Aghion

    • 27 Apr 2021

    The Event

    Join us for an uplifting conversation with Prof. Philippe Aghion, PhD Harvard'87 - "The Power of Creative Destruction: for a fighting optimism in the post-covid world!"

    The Harvard Club of France invites you to join us for a very welcome, hope-inspiring evening with Prof. Philippe Aghion. At the origin of this hope is Prof. Aghion's latest work on the concept of "Creative Destruction." The Harvard Club of France community will be privileged to receive Prof. Aghion in the first week of the launch of the English version of his new book - The Power of Creative Destruction: Economic Upheaval and the Wealth of Nations.

    In this interactive, remove session, Prof. Aghion, a specialist of the economics of growth and innovation, will explain how we can turn the pandemics' challenges to our current economic model from a threat to an opportunity, how the pending economic disruptions can be channeled for an improved, more equitable and more environmentally-friendly society.

    Philippe Aghion is a Professor at the College de France and at INSEAD, a visiting professor at the London School of Economics, and a fellow of the Econometric Society and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His research focusing on the economics of growth and innovation is presented in multiple award-winning publications. Follow this link for his Bibliography.

    In 2001, Philippe Aghion received the Yrjo Jahnsson Award of the best European economist under age 45, in 2009 he received the John Von Neumann Award, and in March 2020 he shared the BBVA "Frontier of Knowledge Award" with Peter Howitt for "developing an economic growth theory based on the innovation that emerges from the process of creative destruction."

    How can we engage in a new economic model for a more just and prosperous Society? Don't miss this event!




    Date: Tuesday April 27th, 2021
    Time: 1:00pm EDT / 7:00pm CEST
    Place: Join us via the zoom link sent after registration
    Price: The event is free, but you need to register. Registration open until April 26, 2021.


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    This event is organized by Audrene Eloit, First Vice-President,
    with the support of Jeffery Durand.