Our economic system is driving us towards a perfect storm. We are facing ecological breakdown. Rising debt is threatening a new financial crash. Inequality is pulling societies apart.
For 50 years, the scientific prestige of the Nobel Prize has given authority to economic ideas at the heart of this system. We urgently need to reroute society away from this catastrophic path. That starts with fresh economic thinking.
Who are the economic thinkers and doers setting out innovative new directions to meet the challenges of the 21st century? Who, in the original spirit of Alfred Nobel, you think have contributed “the greatest benefit to humankind”.
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Mariana’s work focuses on innovation, value, public sector and is influenced by the economist Joseph Schumpeter. Mariana’s 2013 book, ‘The Entrepreneurial State’, used detailed real-world research to show the central
In 2014, Jessica published ‘Collective Courage: A History of African American Cooperative Economic Thought and Practice’ based on 15 years of research. Building on the work of W. E. B.
Kate Raworth – ‘for developing doughnut economics which balances essential human needs and planetary boundaries’
Kate published Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st Century Economist (2017) a best-selling counter-proposal to mainstream economic thinking that formulates conditions for a sustainable economy. She explains
She wrote a best-selling book on the ‘Brazilian Waltz’ / ‘Valsa Brasileira’ (2018), analysing the Brazilian economic and political crises of the past decade and proposing a new agenda of
Randall Wray is one of the pioneers of Modern Monetary Theory (MMT), which challenges mainstream economic ideas about currency, debt, and inflation. MMT, according to Wray, offers a way out
Steve is the author of ‘Debunking Economics’ (2001), a trenchant critique of conventional, neoclassical economics such as the efficient market hypothesis, which shows how mainstream models dangerously distort understanding of
Tom uses his background in cancer research to recast our economy as a human body, using startling metaphor that our economy is suffering from advanced cancer. Inspired by systems thinking,