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  • 13-January-2016

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    Fostering New Approaches to Sustainable Development

    To manage global risks, deal with emerging policy challenges and put the world on a sustainable path, a universal, integrated and transformative agenda is needed to change mind-sets, policies and, ultimately, economies.

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  • 7-December-2015

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    A brief but Affectionate History - Diane Coyle

    In this seminar, Diane will discuss her prize-winning GDP: A Brief but Affectionate History. This book traces the history of this artificial, abstract, complex, but exceedingly important statistic from its eighteenth- and nineteenth-century precursors through its invention in the 1940s and its postwar golden age, and then through the Great Crash up to today.

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  • 27-November-2015

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    Enhancing our Analytical framework – The Potential of Big Data Analytics

    The exponential growth of data (or ‘big data’) presents an opportunity for policy makers to tap into new sources of evidence and assess the impact of policies in new ways previously not feasible.

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  • 12-November-2015

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    Teaching Economics as if the Last Three Decades had Happened- S. Bowles & W. Carlin and O. Favereau

    The economic crisis led to a questioning of the economics profession, not just in its application to policy questions but in how it is taught.

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  • 9-November-2015

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    Austerity: The History of a Dangerous Idea - Mark Blyth

    Governments today in both Europe and the United States have succeeded in casting government spending as reckless wastefulness that has made the economy worse. In contrast, they have advanced a policy of draconian budget cuts--austerity--to solve the financial crisis. We are told that we have all lived beyond our means and now need to tighten our belts.

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  • 21-October-2015

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    Unaccountable: How Elites Corrupt Finance, Freedom and Security - Janine R. Wedel

    A new breed of influence elite has emerged over the past several decades. In contrast to the “power elites” described by sociologist C. Wright Mills a half century ago, the muscle of today’s influence elites resides at least as much in social networks as in command-and-control bureaucracy.

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  • 12-October-2015

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    The Silo Effect - Gillian Tett

    Gillian Tett plumbs her background as an anthropologist and her experience reporting on the financial crisis in 2008.

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  • 30-September-2015

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    Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System - Simon Zadek

    Over the last two years, the United Nations Environment Program`s Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System has explored how changes in financial system design can bring sustainable development considerations more effectively into financial decision-making and mobilize capital towards a green and inclusive economy.

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  • 18-September-2015

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    Launch and Discussion of the NAEC Sythesis

    Since 2012, the NAEC Initiative has catalyzed a debate across the OECD on how to revise, update and improve our economic thinking. The OECD has taken a step forward with the approval by Ministers of the Synthesis Report at the 2015 Ministerial Council Meeting

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