The OEE regularly organises seminars and conferences where researchers and academics present and discuss the results of their research. The aim of these events is to encourage debate and exchange not only within the academic world but also between academics and professionals alike.

Presentations that were made during our conferences have been classified according to the three following themes:

Events that the OEE has participated in have also been included.

Conference OEE, 10 juin 2016 : 50 years of financial crisis by Jacques de Larosière

Following the release of his latest book entitled “50 years of financial crisis", Jacques de Larosière, former Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and President of the OEE, presented his book at a conference organized by the OEE on Friday 10 June, 2016.

The presentation was followed by a book signing.

Book Summary:

This is the story of the financial crises that the markets always end up inflicting on those who take advantage of their innovations, their excesses and their usual laxity. The handling of these crises, often inventive, has consumed a lot more energy than their prevention or essential reform.

I had the privilege of taking part in some of these “escapes from crisis”. The Latin American crisis, for example, and negotiating the adjustment programme of the IMF, and the aid to the Eastern European economies in transition.

But the picture remains gloomy. The 2007-8 crisis, with its long procession of unemployment and recession, is an extreme example of what can happen as a result of excessive debt. And the monetary policy of quantitative easing plunges me, as an observer, into a bottomless pit of questioning and doubt.” J. de Larosière.