Conference of December 4

Daniel Cohen at Université Paris-Dauphine

From 18:45 to 20:30 

Practical information : 

Université Paris-Dauphine
Raymond Aron Room 2nd floor
Place du Maréchal de Lattre de Tassigny - Paris 75016
RER line C - avenue Foch
Subway line 2 - porte Dauphine

Who is Daniel Cohen ?

Daniel Cohen, born in 1953, in Tunisia is a French economist and a professor at the École d'économie de Paris as well as a senior advisor to the bank Lazard. 

His last works are : 

La Prospérité du vice, Une introduction (inquiète) à l'économie 2009

16 nouvelles questions d'économie contemporaine (Tome 2), with Philippe Askenazy and Daniel Cohen 2010

Its awards and distinctions are the following

  • Laureat of the Association française de sciences économiques (1987)
  • American Express Special Merit Award (1987)
  • Le Nouvel économiste "Economist of the Year" (1997)
  • Prix Léon Faucher from the Académie des sciences morales et politiques (2000)
  • Prix du Livre d’économie (2000)
  • Laureat du prix européen (2000)
  • Prix Synapsis for the book Mutation et travail (2000)
  • Chevalier de la Légion d’honneur (2001)
  • Brussels Lectures in Economics (2003)

The Conference theme

"Why is it getting harder to be happy, despite developed countries' increasing wealth ?" Why doesn’t money make us happy?

French economist Daniel Cohen explores the paradox of why growing economies do not lead to growing satisfaction with life. He tells Justin Rowlatt, and an audience at Paris Dauphine University that economics  focusses us on competition while it’s cooperation and free-giving that makes us

happy. Perhaps the time has come for developed economies to give up on growth.