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Rethinking the Welfare State for the 21st Century
March 16, 2017Washington, DC

In this seminar, Professor Marc Fleurbaey discusses a new vision of rethinking and reforming our key institutional pillars: markets, corporations, democratic deliberation and, in particular, the welfare state. His presentation is based on the work of the International Panel on Social Progress (IPSP), which has gathered 259 experts from around the world to revisit what “progress” and “social justice” can mean for our time and our societies. He will also review and discuss state-of-the-art knowledge that has accumulated in all relevant social sciences.

Professor Fleurbaey, an economist and teacher at Princeton University, is the author of "Fairness, Responsibility, and Welfare" (2008), a co-author of "Beyond GDP" (with Didier Blanchet, 2013), "A Theory of Fairness and Social Welfare" (with François Maniquet, 2011), and the co-editor of several books, including the "Oxford Handbook of Well-Being and Public Policy" (with Matt Adler, 2016).

Fleurbaey has been a coordinating lead author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and is one of the initiators of the International Panel on Social Progress. His research on normative and public economics and theories of distributive justice has focused in particular on the analysis of equality of opportunity, on fair allocation and social choice theory, with applications to income taxation, health policy and climate mitigation.

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Cyril Muller, World Bank Vice President for Europe and Central Asia, will chair the seminar.

To register for and attend this seminar, please contact Mukaddas Kurbanova: mkurbanova@worldbankgroup.org

  • Marc Fleurbaey

    SPEAKER
    Marc Fleurbaey, an economist and teacher at Princeton University, is the author of Fairness, Responsibility, and Welfare (2008), a co-author of Beyond GDP (with Didier Blanchet, 2013), A Theory of Fairness and Social Welfare (with François Maniquet, 2011), and the coeditor of several books, including the Oxford Handbook of Well-Being and Public Policy (with Matt Adler, 2016).
  • Cyril Muller

    CHAIR
    World Bank Vice President for Europe and Central Asia
Details
  • When: Thursday, March 16, 2017
  • Where: World Bank Headquarters, Washington, DC
  • Venue: Room MC7-424, 1818 H Street NW, 20433