Thursday 1 December - 1115-1245

Is inclusive growth imperative for the stability of Europe?


Inequality in Europe is rising but inclusive growth remains at the heart of the European Commission’s Europe 2020 strategy. What are the consequences of rising inequality for Europe’s social, political and economic stability? Should the EU be doing more to achieve inclusive growth?


Etele Barath

Etele Baráth

President, Europe 2020 Steering Committee; Minister for European Affairs, Hungary (2004-2006)


Etele Baráth is President of the Steering Committee of Europe 2020, Honorary Professor at Budapest University of Economics (Corvinus), and a former Minister for European Affairs in the Hungarian government (2004–06). He was responsible for public construction and infrastructure development in three different governments between 1988 and 2004, and has written numerous publications on regional development and urban sciences. He was Vice-President of the Hungarian Economic Chamber (1992–95) and has been a member of the European Economic and Social Committee since 2010.
Kishwer Falkner

Baroness Falkner of Margravine

Member of the House of Lords, UK


Baroness Falkner of Margravine entered the House of Lords in 2004. She is Chairman of the EU Sub-Committee on Financial Affairs, a Member of the Joint-Committee on National Security Strategy and Visiting Professor at King’s College London. She chaired the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Committee on Foreign Affairs (2000–15), and has served on the Constitution Committee, the Joint Committee on Human Rights, and several EU committees. She served on the Prime Minister’s Taskforce on Tackling Muslim Extremism established after the London bombings in July 2005. Her academic background is in International Relations.
Marcel Fratzscher

Professor Dr Marcel Fratzscher

President, Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (DIW)


Professor Dr Marcel Fratzscher is President of the economic research institute and think-tank DIW Berlin, and Professor of Macroeconomics and Finance at Humboldt University, Berlin. He is the author of The Germany Illusion: Why we overestimate our Economy and need Europe (2014), and The Battle for Redistribution (2016). He worked at the European Central Bank (2001–12), latterly as Head of International Policy Analysis; at the Peterson Institute for International Economics (2000–01); and at the Indonesian Ministry of Finance for the Harvard Institute for International Development during the Asian financial crisis (1996–98).
Henning Klodt

Prof Dr Henning Klodt

Head Economic Policy Center, Kiel Institute for the World Economy


Professor Dr Henning Klodt is head of the Economic Policy Center at Kiel Institute for the World Economy. Prior to that he headed the Growth, Structural Adjustment and International Division  of Labor research department at the Kiel Institute.  He received his doctoral degree in economics from Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel. His research focusses on the causes and consequences of globalization, European integration, structural adjustment, and industrial policy.
Fabrizio Saccomanni

Fabrizio Saccomanni

Vice-President, Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI); Minister of Economy and Finances, Italy (2013–14)


Dr Fabrizio Saccomanni is Vice-President of the International Affairs Institute in Rome; Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics; Senior Fellow of the School of European Political Economy at the LUISS University, Rome; and Director General Emeritus of the Bank of Italy. He was Minister of Economy and Finance in the Italian government from April 2013 to February 2014, and previously Senior Deputy Governor of the Bank of Italy (2006–13); member of the board of directors of the Bank for International Settlements (2006–13); alternate member of the governing council of the European Central Bank (2006–13); and Vice-President for Risk Management at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (2003–06). He is the author of Managing International Financial Instability: National Tamers versus Global Tigers.