Kate Raworth and Ulrich Volz
In this event, which is co-hosted by SOAS Student Union, the Open Economics Forum, and the SOAS Department of Economics, Kate Raworth will present her concept of 'Doughnut Economics' and discuss its implications for the study and practice of economics with the Head of the SOAS Department of Economics, Ulrich Volz.
Kate Raworth is a renegade economist focused on exploring the economic mindset needed to address the 21st century’s social and ecological challenges, and is the creator of the Doughnut of social and planetary boundaries.She is a Senior Visiting Research Associate at Oxford University’s Environmental Change Institute, where she teaches on the Masters in Environmental Change and Management. She is also a Senior Associate at the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership.Her internationally acclaimed idea of Doughnut Economics has been widely influential amongst sustainable development thinkers, progressive businesses and political activists, and she has presented it to audiences ranging from the UN General Assembly to the Occupy movement. Her book, Doughnut Economics: seven ways to think like a 21st century economist is being published in the UK and US in April 2017 and translated into Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch and Japanese.Over the past 20 years, Kate’s career has taken her from working with micro-entrepreneurs in the villages of Zanzibar to co-authoring the Human Development Report for UNDP in New York, followed by a decade as Senior Researcher at Oxfam.She holds a first class BA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics, and an MSc in Economics for Development, both from Oxford University. She is a member of the Club of Rome and serves on several advisory boards, including the Stockholm School of Economics’ Global Challenges programme, the University of Surrey’s Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity, and Oxford University’s Environmental Change Institute.
Ulrich Volz is Head of the Department of Economics and Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Economics at SOAS University of London. He is also a Senior Research Fellow at the German Development Institute and Honorary Professor of Economics at the University of Leipzig. He is a member of the Advisory Council of the Asian Development Bank Institute in Tokyo and co-editor-in-chief of the Asia Europe Journal. Ulrich has taught at Peking University, Kobe University, Hertie School of Governance, Freie Universität Berlin and Central University of Finance and Economics in Beijing. He spent stints working at the European Central Bank (ECB) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and held visiting research positions at the University of Oxford, University of Birmingham, ECB, Bank Indonesia, and Aoyama Gakuin University in Tokyo. He was also a Fox International Fellow and Max Kade Scholar at Yale University. Ulrich is a founding member and coordinator of the Japan Economy Network, which is hosted by the SOAS Department of Economics
Organised by: SOAS Student Union, Open Economics Forum, and SOAS Department of Economics
Speaker(s): Kate Raworth (Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford & Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership) and Ulrich Volz (SOAS)
26 September 2017
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