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Doughnut Economics: 7 Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm



Kate Raworth, Senior Visiting Research Associate, Environmental Change Institute, Oxford University and Senior Associate, Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership


Charles Kenny, Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development

Kate Raworth's new book Doughnut Economics discusses "seven key ways to fundamentally rethink economics and transform the economy into one that works for all."  Those seven concepts are:
1. Change the goal—from GDP to the Doughnut.
2. See the big picture—from self-contained market to embedded economy.
3. Nurture human nature—from rational economic man to social adaptable humans.
4. Get savvy with systems—from mechanical equilibrium to dynamic complexity.
5. Design to distribute—from ‘growth will even it up again’ to distributive by design.
6. Create to regenerate—from ‘growth will clean it up again’ to regenerative by design.
7. Be agnostic about growth—from growth addicted to growth agnostic.
Raworth will present the ideas in Doughnut Economics, to be followed by discussion and debate with the audience. 

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Tuesday, May 9 2017
12:30 - 2:00 p.m.

Please bring your lunch; beverages will be provided.