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Economics for Change

September 14, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Dialogue between Irene van Staveren & Arnoud Boot

In this kick-off we explore how economics is at the basis of incremental systematic change. How do the global financial and economic system, climate change, human consciousness and social security relate to one another? How do these systems interact and most importantly, how can we – without discarding capitalism in its entirety – transform them? With economists Irene van Staveren and Arnoud Boot.

The episode is kicked off with a column by Jim Surie and is moderated by Natasja van den Berg and David van Overbeek.

About the speakers

Irene van StaverenIrene van Staveren is professor of pluralist development economics at the Institute of Social Studies (ISS) of Erasmus University Rotterdam. She is project leader of the online database Indices of Social Development, member of the think tank Sustainable Finance Lab (SFL) and on the board of the student initiative Rethinking Economics NL. In 2015 she published a pluralist economics textbook with Routledge, titled Economics after the Crisis – An Introduction to Economics from a Pluralist and Global Perspective.

Arnoud BootArnoud Boot is a Dutch economist and professor of Corporate Finance and Financial Markets at the University of Amsterdam. He is a member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences since 2008. He currently serves as chairman of the European Finance Association (EFA), and also chairs the Sustainable Finance Lab (SFL), an Utrecht-based initiative that stands for the financial stability and the environmental sustainability of finance. Professor Boot is also council member of the Dutch Scientific Council for Government Policy (WRR) and research fellow at the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) in London.


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