A look back at the 13th Economy Days

On The November 23, 2020

The Foundation for the Université de Lyon held the 13th Economy Days (Journées de l’économie – Jéco) on November 17, 18 and 19, 2020. This year’s event was the first to be held in exclusively online.

The Economy Days is entirely free of charge and open to all, subject to registration. It offers people from all walks of life the opportunity to gain a better understanding of the world around them by discussing a wide variety of current topics from an economic perspective. It is also an opportunity to learn more about economic and social phenomena through a national reference event.

This year’s Economy Days was organized around the theme “2020 – Working together to reinvent progress” and featured Esther Duflo and Abhijit Banerjee, professors of economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and 2019 Nobel Prize winners in economics (alongside Michael Kremer).

The event had to be redesigned to become fully digital, due to the current epidemic: a first, which proved to be a great success.

The “Seeing the World Differently” opening lecture was watched by no less than 3,926 internet users. The other major lectures, “Do we have to choose between solidarity and economic efficiency?” and “Rebuilding a democratic society”, were each viewed by more than 1,500 people.

More key figures:

  • 40,000 live connections
  • 48 lectures and round table discussions
  • 220 speakers
All of the lectures are now available online.

Watch the Economy Days online (FR)