The theme for the 15th edition was “Tomorrow’s Growth”. The event opened with a speech by Christian Noyer, Governor of the Banque de France, followed by a presentation of an IPSOS survey and a series of debates. The following prizes were then awarded:
- The Lire l’economie (“Reading the economy”) prize for sixth-form students, presented by the Education Minister, Vincent Peillon. The winners are chosen by a panel of final–year students. The 2013 finalists were: Michel Aglietta and Thomas Brand, for Un new deal pour l’Europe (“A new deal for Europe”); Gaël Giraud for Illusion financière (“Financial illusion”); and Emmanuel Todd and Hervé Le Bras for Le mystère français (“The French mystery”). The 2013 prize went to Gaël Giraud.
- The prize for the Best Economics Book, selected by a panel of high-profile figures and presented by the Minister for the Economy and Finance, Pierre Moscovici. The finalists for 2013 were: Odile Benyahia-Kouider for L’Allemagne paiera (“Germany will pay”); Mathieu Delahousse and Thierry Lévêque for Cache Cash (“Hide the cash”); and Dominique Méda for La mystique de la croissance (“The magic of growth”). The prize went to Odile Benyahia-Kouider.
The day closed with a debate between sixth-form students and the two prizewinners.
Further details can be found on the website of the event’s organisers, the association Lire la Société
Video – Students from Lycée Carcouët in Nantes talk about the economy
(Recorded by Bercy’s “economy cafés” for the 2013 Economics Book Day)
Published on 2 April 2014.