On September 2nd, we invite you to join our launch webinar for our #NotTheNobel campaign.
Join discussions with Christian Felber, Ann Pettifor, Nicholas Gruen at 9:00am, and Steve Keen, Stephany Griffiths-Jones and other experts at 18:00 on whether there should be a Nobel Prize for Economists. Has it been a force for good or bad for society? Is it a “real” Nobel Prize anyway?!
Also find out more about how you can help us find fresh economics for the 21st century. We want you to nominate, discuss and vote on the thinkers and doers that have the most innovative solutions to the complex challenges of the 21st century.
There will be a 30 min Q&A with experts to enable rich discussion.
Sign-up and we will send you joining instructions for the Zoom webinar.
Find out more about our #NotTheNobel campaign here.
Steve Keen is both critic of mainstream economics and a developer of a modern complex systems approach to economics. Best known for the book Debunking Economics, he was a Professor of Economics at Kingston University London and the University of Western Sydney. He is now a Distinguished Research Fellow at UCL.
Christian Felber is the founder of the The Economy For The Common Good, based in Austria. The organization is a movement uniting over 10,000 supporters in 40 nations and backed by 2,200 companies whose mission is to eliminate the fundamental contradiction between business values and social well-being. Felber e is the author of 15 books, including, most recently, Change Everything: Creating an Economy For The Common Good. His book, Money: The New Rules of The Game, was awarded the 2014 International Book Award.
Ann Pettifor is a political economist, author and public speaker. She is Director of Policy Research in Macroeconomics (PRIME), and an Honorary Research Fellow at the Political Economy Research Centre of City University, London. Her background is in sovereign debt. Ann was one of the leaders in the Jubilee 2000 debt campaign, which succeeded in writing off $100 billion of debts owed by 42 of the poorest countries.
Ann was also one of the few to correctly predict the credit crunch of 2007 in NEF’s Real World Economic Outlook (Palgrave 2003) and in her book The Coming First World Debt Crisis (Palgrave 2006). Her latest publication is ‘The Production of Money: How to break the power of the Bank’, published by Verso in February, 2017. She was recently awarded the prestigious Hannah Arendt Prize 2018 for political thinking.
Nicholas Gruen is a policy economist, entrepreneur and commentator, founder of Lateral Economics and Peach Financial, Visiting Professor at Kings College London Policy Institute and Adjunct Professor at UTS Business School.
Stephany Griffiths-Jones is an economist researching and providing policy advice on reforming the international and national financial architecture. She has published widely, having written or edited twenty five books and numerous journal and newspaper articles. She co-edited a 2010 book, with Joseph Stiglitz and Jose Antonio Ocampo, Time for a Visible Hand. Her most recent book, published in 2018 and coedited with J.A.Ocampo, is The Future of National Development Banks. She advises many international organisations, including the European Commission, European Parliament, World Bank, Commonwealth Secretariat, IADB, AfDB, and various UN agencies, including UNDP, and several governments and Central Banks, including the UK, Chilean, Swedish, South African, Tanzanian, Brazilian and Czech. She was Commissioner on the Warwick Commission on Financial Regulation. and member of the ESRC World Economy and Finance Program Advisory Panel. and a member of the Scientific Board FEPS.