Press Coverage for Beyond Austerity Event
May 2, 2012
Rome, Chamber of Commerce Rome, Italy
Leading progressive economists eg Joseph Stiglitz - Nobel Prize winner, Jose Antonio Ocampo - World Bank presidential candidate, Peter Bofinger - Former Member of the German Council of Experts, and Stephany Griffith Jones, Director of financial markets research at the Initiative for Policy Dialogue (IPD) in association with eminent politicians eg Massimo D’Alema – Former Prime Minister of Italy, Hannes Swoboda - President of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the EP, Alfred Gusenbauer – Former Chancellor of Austria and Ricardo Lagos – Former President of Chile, gathered in Rome on 2 and 3 May for a conference organised by three leading international left-leaning think tanks, the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS), the Initiative for Policy Dialogue (IPD) and Fondazione ItalianiEuropei. Three days before the second round of the presidential election in France, they called for going beyond austerity. This page presents the press and third party coverage of the event.
Be Outraged: There are Alternatives
A group of well-known development economists launched a suggested set of ideas foralternative policies that protestors to the current policies could consider.
Beyond Austerity: Alternative Policies for Employment and Growth Press Release
Delay in promoting growth and confidence as an alternative to austerity, will be very costly, both economically and politically
Europolitics' Interview with Joseph Stiglitz regarding the conference
Article is on page 20 of the document.