Sold out: Lecture Dougnut Economics by Kate Raworth

09 Jan, 2018

Economic theories, values and assumptions are the mother tongue of public policy and the mindset that shapes society. But it has failed to predict, let alone prevent, financial crises that have shaken the foundations of our nations, regions and cities. Kate Raworth offers a radical rewrite of 200 years of economic theory and creates an alternative model for a green, just and thriving global economy – and will elaborate on this Doughnut Economics-theory on the 9th of January at De Dépendance Rotterdam

Economic models have permitted a world in which extreme poverty persists while the wealth of the super-rich grows year on year, and its blind spots have led to policies that are degrading the living world on a scale that threatens all of our futures.

So can it be fixed? In her internationally acclaimed bestseller Doughnut Economics, Oxford Academic Kate Raworth -already dubbed the ‘John Maynard Keynes of the 21st century’- identifies seven critical ways in which mainstream economics has led us astray, and sets out a roadmap for bringing humanity into a sweet spot that meets the needs of all within the means of the planet.

Kate Raworth is Senior Visiting Research Associate at Oxford University’s Environmental Change Institute and Senior Associate of the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership. In the run-up to the Dutch translation of her book Doughnut Economics, Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st Century Economist VPRO Tegenlicht broadcasted a documentary on Raworth.

On the 9th of January, Kate Raworth will make an exclusive visit to De Dépendance for a lecture and discussion on the future of economics as part of her European Book Tour. Due to an overwhelming response, the lecture is sold out; follow us on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn for live updates!

This lecture is organized by De Dépendance in collaboration with Nieuw Amsterdam Publishers and DRIFT. This program is part of the project Research by Debate and kindly supported by the Creative Industries Fund NL, The Municipality of Rotterdam, the Erasmusstichting, the Fleur Groenendijk Foundation, and STOER.