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University College London: ‘Natural Capital – Valuing the Planet’ | Prof Dieter Helm CBE

Alongside global warming, the destruction of the world’s biodiversity and natural capital threatens to undermine economic growth. Another 3 billion people and a world economy some 16 times bigger by 2100 threatens environmental destruction on a scale which would make the twentieth century look positively benign. On current policies, natural capital – those assets nature …

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Stockholm Resilience Centre: Lorenzo Fioramonti on the need for a horizontal economy in Africa

This lecture focused on “Opportunities for creating a Good Anthropocene in southern Africa”. It stimulated thinking and action around shaping a positive future for the region that simultaneously meets ecological sustainability imperatives as well as pressing needs for human development and social justice. Dr. Lorenzo Fioramonti represents the Centre for Governance Innovation, University of Pretoria. …

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Hillsdale College: Economics and Immigration

Chair: Ron Mahurin, Council for Christian Colleges & Universities “The American Founders on Immigration” Kevin Portteus, Hillsdale College “The Economic Case for Open Boarders” Shikha Dalmia, Reason Foundation “The Economic Case for Limiting Immigration” Mark Krikorian, Center for Immigration Studies  

Talks at Google: James Robinson: “Why Nations Fail”

Professor James Robinson is a leading developmental economist, political scientist, and New York Times bestselling author. His book is Why Nations Fail. It proposes an institutional explanation for why some societies are dynamic and prosperous and others are not. He has fascinating examples from the present day going back to the Roman Empire.  

Stockholm Resilience Centre: Lorenzo Fioramonti on the need for a horizontal economy in Africa

Lorenzo Fioramonti (http://globalreboot.org/) is Professor of Political Economy at the University of Pretoria (South Africa) and he is the founding director of GovInn. He is also Senior Fellow at the Centre for Social Investment of the University of Heidelberg and at the Hertie School of Governance (Germany) and Associate Fellow at the United Nations University. …

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London School of Economics: The Creative Economy: invention of a global orthodoxy

The discourse of the creative economy is everywhere. First developed by the British New Labour government in the late 1990s, it has influenced a global way of thinking about the relations between culture and the economy. The lecture will address its rise and diffusion and the role of political entrepreneurship in the continuous reworking and …

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Stockholm Resilience Centre TV: How will the world evolve towards the middle of the century?

A seminar with Professor Jörgen Randers at Stockholm Resilience Centre. Jorgen Randers is professor of climate strategy at the BI Norwegian Business School, where he works on climate and energy issues, scenario analysis and system dynamics. Prof Randers has spent one third of his life in academia, one third in business and one third in …

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University of Toronto: Innovation and Entrepreneurship Panel

A panel discussion between students, faculty and alumni who exemplify the booming culture of innovation and entrepreneurship on U of T’s three campuses.  

Milken Institute: Navigating Europe’s New Volatility

This year, Europe has been shaken out of an unsatisfying stasis by heightened fears of deflation, vigorous central bank action, terrorism in France and political transformation in Greece. The continent’s political economy is getting more complicated, and boundaries are being tested. Many wonder how far the ECB’s quantitative easing program will go and whether it …

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Aspen Institute: Deep Dive | A Hopeful Vision for America’s Economic Future

As Americans make the transition from the Industrial Age to a networked economy, smart choices could shape an economy very different from the one today. It could be one full of new opportunities, in which many more Americans can participate and thrive. But how might a networked economy be so different? What are the key …

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World Economic Forum: East Asia 2014 | Rethinking Economic Growth

Can growth, as the prime objective of the economic system, be made more inclusive and sustainable? Dimensions to be addressed: – Understanding economic limitations to define new growth models – Shifting policies and values to transition towards new growth models – Measuring growth beyond GDP to better reflect economic health Particpants: • Fu Jun, Executive …

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Niall Ferguson: The Great Degeneration: How Institutions Decay and Economies Die

Niall Ferguson, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, discussed the falling quality of American institutions in his talk entitled;The Great Degeneration: How Institutions Decay and Economies Die; His book of the same name is available on Amazon. Ferguson focuses on China and the United States as examples of institutional improvement in the developing world …

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Paul Polman: Project sunlight: Creating the right climate for growth

The Grantham Annual Lecture 2014 was delivered by Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever. Talking about economic growth and climate change. There is no trade off between the two according to Polman. Hosted by The Imperial College London.  

Davos 2014 Panel Discussion: Changing the Climate for Growth and Development

Published on Jan 24, 2014 An unprecedented international effort will be made in September during the UN General Assembly to energize leaders to successfully negotiate a climate change agreement and set new goals for ending extreme poverty globally. How can government and business work together to ensure that this extraordinary effort leads to action? Speakers: …

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Symposium: The Research University and U.S. Economic Growth – Is A New Model Emerging?

Published on Apr 15, 2014 When America’s research universities collaborate with their communities to accelerate innovation from the lab to the marketplace, they create jobs and ignite regional growth. Does the success of Pittsburgh and its universities suggest a way forward for other U.S. regions? Carnegie Mellon University — which creates more companies per federal …

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China Reality Check Series: China’s Local Government Debt

Identified as one of the six key priority areas of economic work for 2014 at last month’s Central Economic Work Conference, the Chinese leadership clearly sees managing the local debt problem as one of the issues it must tackle as part of its reinvigorated reform push. Our panelists dig deep to get behind the numbers …

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University of California : Manuel Castells: An overview of the current global economic conundrum

USC Professor Manuel Castells discuses the crisis of global capitalism that has unfolded since 2008 and the implications for globalization theory. The talk was held 2/25/2011, but is still relevant today. Manuel Castells was awarded the 2012 Holberg Prize, for having “shaped our understanding of the political dynamics of urban and global economies in the …

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James Robinson: Why Nations Fail – The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty

At the ESMT Open Lecture “Why Nations Fail” with James A. Robinson on March 11, 2013, the Harvard professor and co-author of the book of the same name presented the importance economic and political inclusiveness for the success of a nation. More than 300 guests attended the lecture, moderated by Quentin Peel, Financial Times chief …

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Niall Ferguson: The global economic conundrum

At the 2013 Global Empowerment Meeting, Niall Ferguson attempts to make sense of the current economic situation from a historical perspective. Are we re-visiting the 1970s when rich countries stagnated in an economic morass, while natural resource exporters boomed? And what is to come: will our era be followed by a decade like the 1980s, …

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Discussion: In Tech We Trust?

Hosted by the Milken Institute, speakers Marc Andreessen (Co-Founder and Partner, Andreessen Horowitz), Peter Thiel (Partner, Founders Fund)  and moderator Martin Giles (U.S. Technology Correspondent, The Economist) talks about technology as an ever important source for economic growth in the future. Peter Thiel and Marc Andreessen are Silicon Valley luminaries, epic entrepreneurs and prominent financiers. Both have …

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