Fighting Poverty vs. Embedding Fairness: The Political Economy of Europe and the US Revisited

Fri, Apr 6, 2007, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Robertson Hall, Room 011
Speaker: Jacques Mistral. Jacques Mistral's professional experience extended from the academia to the government as well as to the private sector. As a Professor of Economics, he has had a long teaching career at the Institut d'etudes politiques and at Ecole Polytechnique. He has served as the Economic adviser to two French Prime Ministers, Mr Michel Rocard and Laurent Fabius. Eight years with the AXA group, a world leader in insurance and financial services, his responsibilities have successively been CEO of the International risks subsidiary, EVP for Asia, EVP for Human resources and finally EVP-Finance. Back to the public service, Jacques Mistral has been Counselor for financial affairs at the French Embassy in Washington DC from 2001 until now. At the Kennedy School, his research is focused on three aspects: international economic and financial relations; the political economy of Europe and the US; responsible management of global companies.

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