Die Zukunft der Ökonomie wird digital sein. Daher ist es wichtig, schon heute die richtigen Weichen zu stellen und die digitale Infrastruktur mit einer Nachhaltigkeitstransformation zu verknüpfen. Ein Beitrag von Kora Kristof und Steffen Lange.
Der Umgang mit Unsicherheiten ist Teil jeder Wissenschaft – auch der Klimawissenschaften. Doch das bedeutet nicht, dass es keinen Grund gäbe, entschlossen gegen den Klimawandel anzukämpfen.
Die dominante Ökonomie fordert eine Bepreisung der Umwelt – spielt aber de facto beim Klimaschutz eine bremsende Rolle. Ihre Vorstellungen von „dem Markt“ sind zur direkten Bedrohung der Menschheit geworden.
In kaum einem anderen Bereich stehen kurzfristige, private Interessen so stark im Konflikt mit langfristigen, gesellschaftlichen Interessen wie in der Autoindustrie. Wie könnte diese Diskrepanz langfristig verringert werden?
Die Bundestagswahl 2021 wird die Weichen für ein energiepolitisch entscheidendes Zeitfenster stellen – und sollte daher zur Klimawahl werden. Allerdings befindet sich die Politik in einer Ambitions- und Umsetzungskrise, die es dringend zu überwinden gilt. Ein Beitrag von Franziska M. Hoffart und Claudia Kemfert.
When you notice inequality in your everyday life do you ever wonder where it comes from and what keeps it going This sociology course introduces you to core concepts of class gender and racial inequality and an approach to studying complex forms of inequality called intersectionality Featuring interviews with top …
This is a hands on four chapter course to learn how to better understand and act when faced with complex situations By the end of the course students will be able to take a story from the news describe what makes the situation complex and identify opportunities for effective action …
Weite Teile der vorherrschenden Ökonomik haben Bewegungen wie „Fridays for Futures“ oder „Extinction Rebellion“ kaum relevantes Wissen anzubieten. Dies liegt vor allem an einem ideologisch verengten Blick auf das, was als ökonomisch bezeichnet wird, sowie den daraus resultierenden Maßnahmen. Märkte gelten in der vorherrschenden VWL als Synonym für Ökonomie.
An ideal type of a pluralistic book. Instead of arguing for one specific interpretation of a complex phenomenon, the authors present six different views on globalisation. Roberts and Lamp carefully balance the different perspectives, presenting the merits of each.
David Harvey illustrates the five most common narratives on why the financial and economic crisis took place – from human frailty to policy failure.
First some properties about the Sum of squared residuals and the linear regression function are restated. In particular three properties that an ideal fitted regression line must fulfill are discussed. Then, the R squared is defined using the measures of the Sum of squared residuals, the total sum of squares and the sum of explained squares.
In this keynote speech, Roger Backhouse gives a historical overview of theories on secular stagnation: how it evolved from a description of the economic situation, especially in the U.S. of the 1930s to an analytical tool and then lost importance until its current revival. Backhouse touches upon the contributions of J. A. Hobson, Alvin Hansen, Evsey Domar and Paul Samuelson.
Welche Finanzregulierungen gab und gibt es in der Europäischen Union seit der Finanzkrise? Der Vortrag gibt einen Überblick über verschiedene Regulierungen, diskutiert das Problem „too big to fail“, den Einheitlichen Bankenaufsichtsmechanismus und Interessenskonflikte zwischen der Europäischen Zentralbank und der Europäischen Bankenaufsichtsbehörde.
This multimedia dossier is part of the series „Understanding Finance“ by Finance Watch. The dossier focuses on universal banks – banks that pursue commercial and investment banking and points out several problems of those megabanks, especially in the context of the financial crisis (too big to fail).
The page "Positive Money" gathers text and short videos which explain how money is created by banks by giving loans. It furthermore presents the consequences of this process on housing prices, inequality and the environment and its role in the financial crisis. The dossier is provided by the campaign "Positive Money" which aims at a democratic control over money creation. Besides texts by the campaign, the page makes available links to journal and conference articles on the topic. The page focuses on the banking system of the UK.
At the 2013 Climate, Mind, & Behavior Symposium, Rebecca Adamson of First Peoples Worldwide illustrates alternative economic systems modeled after indigenous worldviews and the power they have in pushing us towards a more sustainable existence.
Based on Modern Money Theory (MMT), Stephanie Kelton compares the cryptocurrency to the fiat money system (or simply what we have today).
Welche Rolle können Zentralbanken, staatliche Banken wie KfW und EIB und private Finanzwirtschaft spielen, um den anstehenden Umbau voranzubringen? Müssen Zentralbanken eingreifen, wenn Politik versagt?
Andrew McAfee about the history of human progress and the modern uncoupling of our prosperity from resource consumption. They discuss the pitfalls and hidden virtues of capitalism, technological progress, environmental policy, the future of the developing world, and other topics.
In this podcast, Amy Goodman and Juan González explore together with Joseph Stiglitz, a Nobel Prize-winning economist, inequality and the state of the U.S. economy. Topics they touch upon are capitalism, taxation, powerlessness of citizens and Joseph Stiglitz's book entitled People, Power, and Profits: Progressive Capitalism for an Age of Discontent.
The world is coping with a global disaster, as the new Coronavirus takes a toll on many lost lives and a severe impact on economic activity. To provide a long-run perspective, this column documents the international response to a variety of disasters since 1790. Based on a new comprehensive database on loans extended by governments and central banks, official (sovereign-to-sovereign) international lending is much larger than generally known. Official lending spikes in times of global turmoil, such as wars, financial crises or natural disasters. Indeed, in these periods, official capital flows have repeatedly surpassed total private capital flows in the past two centuries. Wars, in particular, were accompanied by large surges in the volume of official cross-border lending.
Marxist scholar David Harvey explains key concepts of capital from Marx. Applying Marx's analysis of capital to today's world, showing both the longevity and relevance of Marx's Capital, 150 years after its publication.
Richard Werner touches on a number of topics in this Odd Lots Podcast episode. As one of the pioneers when it comes to money and credit creation, he gives interesting insights into his early research on this topic. He then explains what he calls the “Quantity Theory of Credit” and is an alternative to the "Quantity Theory of Money".
In this series of webinars, several researchers face different topics related to Degrowth. Money, health, Green New Deal, Anarchism, and many more.
In this podcast, Laura Basu speaks with a range of expert academics and public speakers – such as Jayati Ghosh, Yanis Varoufakis, Walden Bello, and Ashish Kothari about how the rules of the global economy are fostering the inequality and underdevelopment we see today.
"Bank Underground" is the staff blog of the Bank of England, founded to publish the views and insights of the people working for one of the world's oldest central banks. The blog covers a wide range of macroeconomic topics, mostly linked to the effects of monetary policy, of course, but not all the time. It provides timely, relevant analysis of contemporary challenges in economic policy and is thus often a perfect primer.
The mandate of central banks has seemed clear for decades : keep inflation low. Nevertheless borders between monetary, financial and economic policy have been blurry even before the pandemic.. Faced with the challenges of the climate crisis, slow growth, unemployment and inequality, does the financial and monetary system need a new constitutional purpose.
Marx Reloaded is a cultural documentary that examines the relevance of German socialist and philosopher Karl Marx s ideas for understanding the global economic and financial crisis of 2008 09 The crisis triggered the deepest global recession in 70 years and prompted the US government to spend more than 1 …
Mark Carney explains how we have come to esteem financial value over human value and how we have gone from market economies to market societies, how economic theory foundation affect the society as a whole, how we understand our world today and ultimately how this affects our lives.
Yao Graham, coordinator of Third World Network- Africa, reflects on lessons learned from past Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs), specifically as they relate to the Post-Cotonou Agreement.
In this article, Tetteh Hormeku-Ajei and Camden Goetz discuss the ongoing impacts of colonialism on Africa’s natural resources.
In this article, Jihen Chandoul discusses the importance of food sovereignty in Africa, reflecting on the continent’s early post independence movements for self sufficiency.