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Plenary G: A New Economic Approach: what are the shortcomings of the current economic model, and how to fix them?

Thursday 28 June 2018 - 17:45-19:00 room: Belgium - interpretation: EN/FR

More and more economists share the belief that our current economic growth model based on constantly rising GDP is an environmental dead end, as the natural resources which we have are limited. Decoupling of economic production and environmental quality has turned out to be an illusion aiming to preserve the current economic model.

On the one hand, inequality between the top and the bottom of the wealth distribution is on the rise, and on the other hand, international capital mobility is draining resources from welfare states. This session will try to reveal the shortcomings of the current economic model, and provide a blueprint for a new economic approach.

Keynote speaker: Ha-Joon Chang, Reader in the Political Economy of Development, University of Cambridge - PPP

Chair: Katja Lehto-Komulainen, Deputy General Secretary, European Trade Union Confederation

  • Enrico Giovannini, Professor, Rome University "Tor Vergata" - PPP
  • Ann Pettifor, Director, Policy Research in Macroeconomics

Comments:

  • Philippe Lamberts, Co-chair of the Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance in the European Parliament