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Economics for the 21st Century

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“There is a growing feeling among those who have the responsibility of managing large economies that the discipline of economics is no longer fit for purpose. It is beginning to look like a science designed to solve problems that no longer exist.” — David Graeber (Professor, London School of Economics). In her book, Doughnut Economics: 7 Ways to Think Like a 21st Century Economist, (Chelsea Green Publishing, 2018) Kate Raworth proposes ways to fundamentally reframe our understanding of what economics is and does. She dissects the discipline and points out the limitations to our conventional wisdom about “economics” such as our shibboleths about GDP growth, inflation, and externalities. Raworth combines emergent ideas from ecological, behavioral, feminist, and institutional economics with complexity thinking and Earth-system science to point to a new paradigm and set of questions that economists need to answer in the 21st century. Join us as we discuss Raworth’s critique of the adaptability of economics in the current century.

Class Details

6 Sessions
Weekly - Mon

500 Davis Center

MultipleInstructor :
1.Roberta Motanky2.Philip Zawa 



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Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
4/20/2020 - 6/1/2020 Weekly - Mon 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM Evanston, 500 Davis Center  Map Philip Zawa  ; Roberta Motanky 

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