CREA agendaprintversion

20

Mon

20:00

debate

Real World Economics

The global economy is facing a severe crisis: not only at the financial level, but also related to increasing inequalities or environmental problems, as a consequence of the overexploitation of limited and non-renewable resources.
Nevertheless, the idea of "growth" continues to drive economic theories and policies, independently of who benefits from that growth or the consequences of continuous expansion of production system on the ecosystems of the planet.
Is economic growth still a relevant objective? If not, which implications arise for economic theory and policies?

With: mr. Willem Hoogendijk (Earth Foundation), dr. Lou Keune (economist Tilburg University), drs. Martijn van der Linden (economist, ex-trader, coördinator Platform DSE).

Location: CREA Theater
Admission: students free, others € 5,-
No reservations

February 2012