Journées de l'économie (Jéco) / Days of economics

Presentation of the event

The « Journées de l’Economie (Jéco) » is an annual national event which leads a large audience to a better understanding of the economic issues of their everyday life and helps them to interpret the major worldwide economic and social mutations.
Organized by the Lyon University Foundation for the first time in 2008, the event is unique in France and Lyon is the place where, during three days, people can exchange their point of view on topics like governance, social welfare, environment and other economic issues.
The “Jéco “are open to everybody and the entrance to the conferences is free.
Around 250 speakers, economists, politicians, entrepreneurs, journalists, university professors etc. take part in about 60 conferences, workshops, and an economic book fair downtown Lyon. Famous speakers of previous editions of the Jéco: Michel Aglietta, Patrick Artus, Philippe Aghion, Agnès Benassy-Quéré, Benoit Coeuré, Clara Gaymard, Jean-Pierre Jouyet, Christine Lagarde, Pascal Lamy, Emmanuel Macron, Mario Monti, Laurence Parisot, Michel Pébereau, Thomas Piketty, Jean Tirole, Jean-Claude Trichet, Natacha Valla, etc...

The 2016 Jéco figures

The 2016 edition was a complete success, especially thanks to the participation of high level speakers. The audience has grown from 3000 people in 2008 to more than 15000 in 2016 (those figures refers to “unique visitors”, meaning that a participant who attended more than one conference is only counted once).
The satisfaction enquiry shows that 96.1% of them are satisfied or very satisfied with the event.


The Jéco has many media partners, especially among the most famous newspapers of France: Le Monde, Les Echos, La Tribune, etc. As a result, the 2016 Press Book shows more than 160 Press reviews. The website: is also very popular with more than 92 000 visits in 2016. The videos of the previous editions are available on our website, and have exceeded 200 000 views.

The 2017 Jéco

The 2017 edition will be held on November 7, 8 and 9.

Some high level speakers have already confirmed they will be there : Patrick Artus, Philippe Aghion, Michel Aglietta, Agnès Benassy-Quéré, Benoît Cœuré, Louis Gallois, Emmanuel Farhi et Patrick Pouyanné, etc…