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By: The Sound of Economics Date: December 21, 2020 Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance As the year draws to a close, Giuseppe Porcaro invites Maria Demertzis, André Sapir and Guntram Wolff to review this eventful year in economic policy and beyond. The guests also talk about a book that has marked them this year and finally, their hopes and wishes for the decade ahead. Events mentioned: Monetary policy after the pandemic, with Janet Yellen Together for Europe’s recovery and for a better, more sovereign Europe, with Olaf Scholz The green deal: Europe’s growth strategy, with Frans Timmermans Books mentioned: Zuboff, S. (2019) The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power, PublicAffairs, New York.Carreyrou, J. (2018) Bad

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As the year draws to a close, Giuseppe Porcaro invites Maria Demertzis, André Sapir and Guntram Wolff to review this eventful year in economic policy and beyond. The guests also talk about a book that has marked them this year and finally, their hopes and wishes for the decade ahead.

Events mentioned:

Monetary policy after the pandemic, with Janet Yellen

Together for Europe’s recovery and for a better, more sovereign Europe, with Olaf Scholz

The green deal: Europe’s growth strategy, with Frans Timmermans

Books mentioned:

Zuboff, S. (2019) The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power, PublicAffairs, New York.
Carreyrou, J. (2018) Bad blood: Secrets andLiies in a Silicon Valley Startup, Knopf, New York.
Aral, S. (2020) The Hype Machine: How Social Media Disrupts Our Elections, Our economy, And Our Health–And How We Must Adapt ,New York Currency, New York.
Bratton, B. H. (2016) The Stack: On Software and Sovereignty ,MIT Press, Massachusetts.

Sound Money Economics System was a fringe political party in Manitoba, Canada, during the provincial election of 1941.

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