Programme 2022

In this edition of Økonomiskolen, we will focus on the climate crisis and its links to the economy and inequality, particularly between the Global North and the Global South. To do that, we have invited some of the best experts from academia, to get to the core of the issues.

Along the way you will be introduced to theories and ideas in economics, eco-feminism, industrial policy, development studies, financial capitalism, monetary theory, environmental economics, ecological economics, degrowth, conflict and peace studies, green finance, decolonisation, planetary boundaries and much more.

We aim at keeping Økonomiskolen as jargon-free as possible in order to make it accessible to anyone even without prior knowledge of the subjects covered. Although knowledge of a given topic is an advantage, it is not a prerequisite. At the same time, we expect that everyone could benefit in one way or another from participating. Especially those working in the fields of climate change, environment, development and/or economics.

SEPTEMBER 22nd: INTRODUCTION TO THE 2022 SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND PLURALIST ECONOMICS

  • Introduction to the School of the Economy 2022 and Pluralist Economics*,
    v. Mads Falkenfleth (President at RE:DK)

  • Theories of Change for a Green and Just Future*,
    v. Joachim P. Tilsted (Phd student at Lund University and vice-president at RE:DK)


SEPTEMBER 29th: INTRODUCTION TO CLIMATE ECONOMICS IN THEORY AND PRACTICE

  • Some Issues with the Economics of Environmental Policies,
    v. Louison Cahen-Fourot (Assistant Professor of Economics at RUC)

  • Introduction to Climate Economics,
    v. Marie Lautrup (Postdoc in Environmental- and Ressource Economics at the University of Copenhagen)


OCTOBER 6th: WHO EXPLOITS WHO? ON GLOBAL WEALTH CHAINS AND FEMINIST ECONOMICS

  • Global Wealth Chains: Asset Strategies in the World Economy,
    v. Leonard Seabrooke & Duncan Wigan (respectively Prof. and Prof. mso in Political Economy at CBS)

  • Feminist Economics in a Warming World,
    v. Jayati Ghosh** (Professor of Economics at the University of Massachussetts Amherts)


OCTOBER 13th: GREEN FINANCE: WHAT IS THE ROLE OF THE FINANCIAL SECTOR IN THE GREEN TRANSITION?

  • The Role of Finance in the Green Transition*,
    v. Andrea Thorup (Head of Secretariat for Good Money)

  • Green Finance and Ecological Macroplanning,
    v. Cornel Ban (Lecturer in International Political Economy at CBS)


OCTOBER 20th: SUSTAINABILITY. WHAT IS IT AND WHAT ROLE DOES THE STATE PLAY IN ENSURING IT?

  • What is sustainability?
    v. Anders Bjørn (Postdoc in Quantitative Sustainability Assessment at DTU Sustain)

  • Beyond Governance? States and Markets in the Age of Climate Breakdown
    v. Milan Babic (Assistant Professor of Economics at RUC)


OCTOBER 27th: STRUCTURAL BARRIERS TO THE GREEN TRANSITION

  • Decolonization and Green Industrialization,
    v. Lindsay Whitfield (Prof. and co-director at the Centre for Business and Development Studies, CBS)

  • Values and Costs: We Can't Afford Not to Fix Climate Change,
    v. Kimberly Nicholas (Associate Professor of Sustainability at Lund University)


NOVEMBER 3rd: CONFLICTS: VIOLENCE, PEACE AND THE STRUGGLE FOR A SUSTAINABLE ECONOMY

  • Building peaceful and sustainable societies – an impossible utopia?,
    v. Barbara Magalhães Teixeira (PhD student at Lund University)

  • Ecological Economics
    v. Inge Røpke (Prof. emerita in Ecological Economics at Aalborg University)


NOVEMBER 10th: WRAPPING UP: LESS IS MORE!

  • Less is More - How Degrowth will Save the World,
    v. Jason Hickel** (Prof. in Economic Anthropology at Universidad Autonóma de Barcelona)

  • What have we covered,
    v. Mads Falkenfleth (President at RE:DK)


* Presentation in Danish
** virtual session