This summer I took part in the ” Rencontres Économiques d’Aix-en-Provence 2012″ , a one week-full-immersion event full of panels and discussions organized by the French “Cercle des Economistes” , featuring important  policy-makers (Moscovici, Trichet, Monti, Giscard D’Estaing) and economists (Roubini, Aghion, and many others) . I took part in Session 4 on “Europe et Crise de l’Euro”. My intervention on contagion is here . The complete “Actes” of the Conference (774 pages with some interesting stuff such as Session 10 on Education, and Session 16 on Crime) can be found here