Doughnut Economics has moved!
After 11 wonderful years, I have now left Oxfam, and this blog is moving with me to the new location of www.doughnuteconomics.org. This is the last post I’ll be making here so if you want to stay in the loop, please do resubscribe at the new address – and check out my latest blog post, Who’s Looking Beyond Growth?
My passion is the rethinking and rewriting of economics to make it fit for addressing the 21st century’s social and ecological challenges – in the face of planetary boundaries and extreme social inequalities. I believe that over the next 10-20 years, this rewriting will take place (indeed, it has begun), so I am focusing my own research on contributing to that transformation, with the doughnut of social and planetary boundaries as a starting point.
I’m now based at Oxford University’s Environmental Change Institute as a Senior Visiting Research Associate, and teaching on the Masters in Environmental Change Management. I am also working on projects with a range of organisations committed to this rethinking and rewriting of economics.
The questions I’m most interested in include:
- What needs to be in the 21st century economic toolkit in order to tackle the social and ecological challenges that we face? If we draw together insights from different heterodox approaches, what emerges?
- How should we best visualize the economy (literally draw it) – its actors, resources, flows, and interactions – and how can that re-visualization change our worldviews of what the economy should be aimed at achieving?
- Getting beyond a narrow focus on GDP growth, what does ‘economic development’ mean, and how should it be measured? How does GDP growth feature in that future?
Here’s to the road ahead – I hope to see you there.