|Day 1 Focuses on Economics and the Economy.
Calculating the 2 tonnes of Carbon: Economy, Science and Lifestyle
The Reform of Economics: Theory, Methodology and Policy
Alternatives in Economics to mitigate Market Turmoil, People Displacement and Geo Political Instability.
Philosophies, Literatures and Methodologies of Change Making and Economics for success.
This will include discussions about economics, finance, climate finance, new kinds of networks including Platform Economics, labour economics, privatisation, nationalisation, FDI, Brexit, localisation, globalisation, Water and Utilities, the global commons.
The implications for us all if we adopt a 2 tonnes of carbon lifestyle within 4 years- how will this impact the economy?
Life cycles of economies and investment patterns:
Infant Economy: Rethinking the concept of infant economy.
Sustainable Infant industry needs supporting with policy measures in the more developed countries and developing countries and East and West North and South..
Infant species such as Humans (40,000 years) needs a natural economy which is more resilient and beneficial.
New business models, sectors, and patterns of consumption
Changes are key to implement new strategies in the context of the public and private dialogue. Shifts should include the design of coherent and targeted investment incentives such as taxes, tariffs and access to credit.
The Public Private Policy Dialogue
The broader policy environment for business development cannot work against climate action. Ending the mismatch between the governments, private sector decisions and the communities’ needs.
Overcoming the educational challenges both for young people and professionals in order to improve teaching practices in economics and also in facing an uncertain and insecure future with regard to resources, climate and the natural world as well the labour market.
Science supporting updating economic thinking
Sea Level rise and city inundation resulting from rapid global changes in precipitation are becoming the new normal. The economic and social impacts of Hurricanes, extreme weather events, severe droughts, unprecedented whole water course removal, and entire habitat destruction, deforestation. These important, devastating developments are not accounted for in today’s economic teaching, paradigms, policies or planning.
Migration and demographic shift
Migration has always been a feature of the human experience for all of its 40,000 years. This will never change, however it will now gather pace due to the reduction in usable land areas as the climate flips suddenly. There are many benefits and challenges as the world struggles to cope with this new reality – but good economic thinking needs to build this into its foundations.
Market deregulation, multi-national power and its regulation
Divestment from fossil fuels.
The role of disruptive technologies in sustainability
The internet of things, artificial intelligence, big data, blockchain and advanced materials. Bit coin and Uberisation of finance
Geo political shifts
The Pan Asian Renewable Supergrid.
The retreat of the United States from Global leadership.
The challenges to the Russian and Middle East Economies
Oil export dependent economies and their current shift
Nordic and arctic economies facing serious challenges in the face of climate change.
Carribean economies existential crisis and also their shift from air tourism and perverse incentives.
We launch two fascinating new books on economics –
Understanding corruption by Dr Enrico Tezza (Italy ) and Dr Lavinia Tezza (Italy)
Sustainable Development for 2020 from a Heterodox perspective –by Dr Arturo Herman (Italy)
Economics Theories and Practice Reform and Renaissance
Solving the World’s Crises
Advances in Economics Thinking: The Power of Good
The Green Economics Institute is calling for papers on the following subjects with a view to producing:
a) Academic Proceedings at its University of Oxford Conference
b) A special issue of the Academic Journal International Journal of Green Economics in 2018
c) A special issue of its Members Magazine -The Green Economist
d) A Project to create a renaissance in useful economics around the world
e) Sessions at its annual Conference June 16th 17th 18th 2018
f ) A special new series of Economics Books to mark launch of its Progressive Economics Renaissance Project and new website launch.
and Reworking Economic Theories by Koryo Suzuki (Japan)
Suggested Topics may include:
Future of Europe
The European Union as a structure for global governance
Regional economic policies in Europe
International trade agreements – Europe’s progressive role
Cooperation as an alternative to competition – Europe as a role model
Economic policies for cohesion – how to unite Europe in this spirit
European East West Dialogue
Europe and neighbouring regions (North Africa, Arabian countries)
Contrasting European to American economic policies – differences in economic styles and cultures
Europe’s role in a new drive in Developing Economics (focus on the causes of migration)
The European Union as master plan for politically structuring other parts of the world – how to make this happen
Analysis of austerity policies versus alternative concepts – a country by country case study
Long term strategies in economics
350 years of Enlightenment – reconnecting Economics to its foundation as a social science
Progressive economics – an alternative to mainstream (neo-liberal) economics
Pluralism in Economics – long term development and current issues
Critique of the conservative bias in economics – opening economics for new ideas
Globalisation versus internationalisation – a long term perspective for the international economy
Economics and Culture – missing values in economic theory and practice
Economics and Reality – deficiencies and required changes in economic methodology
Economics and Political Theory – What is fact and what is normative in economic theories
International economics and trade
Innovative trade agreements as an alternative to simplistic ‘deregulated and allegedly ‘free’’ trade
Trade theory – a critical assessment of the practical relevance of basic macro-economic models and concepts
Current developments in international trade – case studies on different parts of the world – Africa, South America, South-East Asia
The case of Brasil – The future of progressive economic policies
The case of Argentina – Options for innovative economic policies after the Kirchner era
Mercosur – Current developments with particular focus on establishing a political union
Refocus on international trade theories in the times of imbalances in trade
Progressive policies for the development of a trade focused development strategy for emerging countries
Political integration as a basis for economic advances or economic cooperation to enhance political cooperation
Strategies for growth-independent development – What is development?
Stabilisation of the economy independent of growth
Economic efficiency beyond standard competitive environments – new alternatives based on co-operation
Economics and ideology – Conservative bias in economics and lack of pluralism
Reality and Methodology – What methodological changes are required to make economics more realistic
Case studies on emerging countries and what strategies they employ
Current trends in developing economics – reclaiming an original progressive part of economics
Alternatives to western-style consumption models
Developing economics and neo-liberal doctrine – Empirical evidence from different parts of the world
Competition and co-operation – how to find the right balance
Competition and economic cultures
Competitive environments, their structure and impact on the nature of economic thinking
International competition as a given? – Economic policies to regulate international competition
Decoupling employment from growth
Innovative concepts of employment to change the structure of the modern economy
Minimum wage and related issues
Reduction in working time and time accounts
Employment policies versus labour market policies – how ill defined terms prejudice the economic narrative
Public sector economics
Innovative taxation regimes – case studies per specific tax (empirical focus from around the world)
Taxation and justice
Detailed essays on individual taxes and their development
External effects and public goods – Concepts for a well substantiated public sector
Commons and their role for a different economics
The Euro as a model for regional integration in different parts of the world
Speculation and financial markets – how to tame it and how to make the financial market work for society
Regulation of financial markets including banks – current issues
Hierarchy of markets – How to subordinate the financial markets to the real economy