Rethinking capitalism for sustainable and inclusive growth

27 February 2017 12:30 - 14:00 GMT
Public event
Streamed live online

Contributing chair

Shelagh Whitley @ShelaghWhitley – Head of Climate and Energy Programme, ODI

Speakers

Michael Jacobs @michaelujacobs – Director of the Commission on Economic Justice, Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR)

Carlota Perez @CarlotaPrzPerez – Visiting Professor of International Development, London School of Economics

Russell Bishop @EBRD – Principal Economist, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Description

Is capitalism in crisis? For decades investment has been falling, living standards have stagnated or declined, and inequality has risen dramatically. It appears that economic policy has neither reformed the financial system nor restored stable growth. Climate change meanwhile poses increasing risks to future prosperity. What is to be done to address these trends and risks?

Michael Jacobs, editor, and Carlota Perez, co-author, of the new book Rethinking Capitalism: Economics and Policy for Sustainable and Inclusive Growth lead this discussion on new ways to think about capitalism. Russell Bishop of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development also joins the discussion. The event explores how public policy can help create and shape a different economic future that is more inclusive, innovative and sustainable – and in doing so, address many of today’s contemporary concerns.