Academic Year 2016/2017
“Does Growth Make you Happy?”
SCOPE | Economics and MSFL proudly present “Does Growth Make you Happy?”. On the 9th of November Peter De Keyzer, author of Growth Makes You Happy: An Optimist’s View of Progress and the Free Market, will be speaking at the SBE about how economic growth benefits all members of society, and ensures prosperity for us all. Join for an interesting lecture and discussion on the free market, economic growth, and what this means for society in the future.
Praise for Peter De Keyzer’s book
“Many economists feed today’s pessimism with regard to the future. Peter De Keyzer is a welcome exception. Yes, there are problems, but this book shows that there are also solutions. There is reason for optimism.” – Professor Paul De Grauwe, London School of Economics
Peter de Keyzer is a managing partner of Growth_Inc., a non-traditional strategic communications and government affairs firm. He is the former chief economist at BNP Paribas Fortis and also worked for ABN Amro. In 2014, he published his work ‘Growth Makes You Happy: An Optimist’s View of Progress and the Free Market’.
15th September 2016: “Private Healthcare – How I learned to stop worrying and love the competition”
Here are some photos of our past event that attracted more than 50 students of Maastricht University. For more information about the topic and the speaker , feel free to scroll down as there are some information beneath the pictures.
Fred Cyrus Roeder challenges the common assumption that private healthcare is only for the rich. He presents his experiences in former communist countries and shows how private healthcare and entrepreneurship brought down the costs of care while increasing its quality at the same time. He will discuss whether the US health system is a capitalistic system and shows in several case studies how liberalization and market forces bring down the burden of disease and make healthcare more accessible and affordable. After a 45 minutes presentation we will have time for Q&A.
Fred C. Roeder is a German health economist. He studied hospital management, health economics and international business at the universities of Goettingen (Germany), Bayreuth (Germany), Maribor (Slovenia), and Tongji Shanghai (China). Since 2011, he serves as a Visiting Professor for Health Economics at the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences and as a Visiting Professor for Healthcare Management and Economics at Ilia State University (Georgia). Mr. Roeder is the Managing Director of Healthcare Solutions, with a focus on know-how transfer and policy advise from German healthcare to healthcare systems in transition. Besides working with Central and Eastern Europe countries, he also actively works in the currently reformed health system of the Republic of Georgia and in East Asian countries.