Over the past century, the capitalist model of the free market economy has demonstrated to be an effective vehicle to create wealth. However, in today’s globalized world, the downsides of this model are starting to become more and more obvious; ecological decay, increasing inequality worldwide, so-called financialization, short-term thinking… The credit crisis of 2008 and, more recently, the corona-crisis, have further exposed these issues.

In order to create an innovative, inclusive and sustainable market economy for generations to come, we need new values, new structures and new practices. We need to connect existing innovative ideas with newly formulated ones and put theory into practice.

How can the freedom and innovative potential of free markets be squared with the requirements of ecological sustainability and social justice?

 Activities in the Future Markets Consultation

Visionary Economists in Dialogue

Think Tank of Young Economists

Essay Contest for Students & Young Scholars

Open Invitation to Submit a Viewpoint

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Jan-Peter Balkenende

Final Consultation Report

The Future Markets Consultation will result in a final report written under the auspices of prof. dr. Jan-Peter Balkenende, former Prime Minister of the Netherlands.

Updates from the Consultation

News from the consultation & selection of submitted viewpoints

Upcoming Online Dialogues

on the Future of Capitalism

How Can Markets Be Reconciled with Ecology?

November 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
On environmental pressure and economic solutions to it. With Julia Steinberger & Ann Pettifor.

The New Corporate Power Concentrations

November 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Speakers to be announced soon.

Can a Different Market Economy Work in Practice?

November 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
On the viability of a new market system. With Christian Felber and Luigi Zingales.

How Can Markets Be Reconciled with Ecology?

November 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
On environmental pressure and economic solutions to it. With Julia Steinberger & Ann Pettifor.

The New Corporate Power Concentrations

November 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Speakers to be announced soon.
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