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Economics in Transition?

Workshoptitle:

Economics in Transition? – Economic Answers to Environmental Crises

Guests:

Angela Köppl – Environmental economist, Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO)
Michael Kraft – Plural Economist, Austrian Federal Chancellery
Heidi Leonhardt – Researcher, University for Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna
Paul Ramskogler – Principal Economist, Oesterreichische Nationalbank
Hendrik Theine – Researcher, Vienna University of Economics and Business

Panel chair:

Caroline Vogl-Lang – Division Energy and Economic Policy, Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management

Language:

German

Short description:

How can economics contribute to solve ecological crises as climate change, decrease of biodiversity, resource depletion or marine pollution? What are the different economic approaches? Where are the limitations of the current economic theories and models in handling the environmental challenges that our societies are facing today?
New approaches in different institutions to a different understanding of economics will be displayed in this slot.

Organised by:

The Society for Pluralism in Economics Vienna
Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management

Short Description of the guests:

Angela Köppl is environmental economist at the Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO) with focus on climate change and energy.

Michael Kraft is plural economist and philosopher and is in the context of his work at the Austrian Federal Chancellery in charge of the NAEC (New Approaches to Economic Challenges )-project of the OECD.

Heidi Leonhardt is a researcher at the University for Natural Resources and Life Sciences in Vienna, where she deals with sustainable agricultural systems. She is a founding member of the Society for Pluralist Economics Vienna.

Paul Ramskogler is principal economist at the Austrian National Bank and has been part of the OECD’s NAEC (New Approaches to Economic Challenges) project.

Hendrik Theine currently does research and studies at the Vienna University of Economics and Business and is engaged at the Society for Pluralist Economics Vienna.

 

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