Six Nobel laureates for the Common Good
"Where has the Common Good gone? " This question, important to Jean Tirole, 2014 Nobel laureate in economics, has never been so topical as with today’s Covid-19 pandemic.
It has been the theme of the two day “Common Good Summit" organized by the Toulouse School of Economics and Challenges on 2021, May 27 and 28
The french president, Emmanuel Macron openned this first international summit.
Five Nobel laureates (Abhijit Banerjee, Angus Deaton, Esther Duflo, Bengt Holmström, Amartya Sen) joined Jean Tirole to exchange with international economic leaders, top executives and academics from the world's major universities (Philippe Aghion, Daron Acemoglu, Olivier Blanchard, Hélène Rey…) on regulating capitalism and safeguarding, after the pandemic, the notion of the common good.
Hundreds of thousands of Internet users, connected live or through replay, watched the debates, according to triple vocation of TSE and Challenges: to lift the "veil of ignorance"; to go beyond the frontiers of knowledge; and to reach out beyond academic circles.
The second edition of the Common Good Summit will take place on 2022, May 19 and 20, and will deal with Climate, Aging, Artifical Intelligence, Inflation and Transport.