After 9 years as a professor at Pennsylvania, Eeckhout is currently an ICREA researcher at the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, having just published a book entitled: “The Profit Paradox: How Thriving Firms Threaten the Future of Work”.
In this book, widely disseminated among academics, the author demonstrates that the power of the market has led to a situation which is asymmetrically beneficial, with huge profits for many companies going hand-in-hand with a degradation in the working conditions of employees. Alongside providing evidence of these phenomena, he proposes a solution which provides greater control over the power of the market whilst ensuring that the benefits of economic growth reach all citizens.
The Profit Paradox: How Some Firms Threaten the Future of Work
This professor will also make an essential contribution to the session, as he will look at a problem where we have to be vigilant to stop the deterioration of working conditions. It will also be an opportunity to discuss and share with him the most important proposals in the White Paper.