College of Europe graduates often achieve positions of leadership in government and business.
In order to prepare students for the tasks they will have to carry out and the challenges they are likely to encounter after their studies, the Department of European Economic Studies organises a series of lectures on how economic reasoning and tools are used in policy formulation, policy enforcement and in business strategy.
In each session invited economists working in policy making or business environment speak on their experiences and provide the audience with valuable insights drawn on real cases that demonstrate the use and possibly misuse of economics.
- 11 November 2015: Speech by Mr Alessandro CARANO , Adviser to the Deputy Director-General of the European Commission Directorate for Economic and Financial Affairs, seconded by the European Investment Bank (EIB) on the Investment Plan for Europe and the European Fund for Strategic Investment.
5 February 2014: Speech by Dr Lucian CERNAT - Chief Economist at DG Trade: Trade, Growth and World Affairs: the Role of Economics in shaping EU Trade Policy
13 november 2014: Speech by Mr Ioannis TSAKIRIS, Head of Region, Regional Business Development Division, European Investment Fund (EIF): Venture Capital & Private Equity : A Power Tool to Finance Growth, Entrepreneurship & Innovation.
27 November 2013, Speech by Dr Vincent VEROUDEN, Deputy Chief Economist, DG COMP, EC: How Economics Made a Difference to the EU Rules on Regional Investment Aid