Strategies for Growth Project Issues Policy Brief on Economic Growth in Europe

December 10, 2014

Columbia's Center on Global Economic Governance has issued the first policy brief from its three-year project Strategies for Growth: The Changing Role of the State, a collaboration that will include three Columbia Global Centers – Paris, Rio de Janeiro and Beijing – and is partly funded by the President's Global Innovation Fund.

The brief is from the keynote address from the project's first event – The Role of the State in Economic Growth in Europe – held Oct. 5 and 6 in Paris at Columbia Global Centers | Europe, and delivered by Michel Sapin, France's minister of Finance and Public Accounts. It is available in PDF form here as well as in the video below in French from the event.

This roundtable brought together key players from the academic, policy and business worlds to discuss the role played by government and supranational European institutions in stimulating economic growth and possible alternative approaches. Roundtable participants have shared their insights and thoughts on strategies and challenges for growth and the role of the state in promoting economic growth in Europe in a Series of Policy Briefs. The remaining briefs will follow over the course of the next few weeks.

The center is affiliated with Columbia's School of International and Public Affairs. The center and the project is led by Jan Svejnar, the James T. Shotwell Professor of Global Political Economy. For the project's remaining two years, it will develop a series of academic conferences to examine in depth the changing role of the state in the economic models and growth strategies of distinct economic systems.