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NEW PARADIGM 11 MAY 2022

The New Paradigm Papers of the Month of May

Once a month the Forum New Economy is showcasing a handful of selected research papers that lead the way towards a new economic paradigm.

CLIMATE 3 MAY 2022

Climate Policy from a Keynesian Point of View

A new paper by J. W. Mason (City University of New York) emphasises the need for investment-centred instead of price-centred climate policy.

THE STATE 29 APRIL 2022

Why Public Value Creation Should Be Brought Back to the Center Stage of the Economy

In a recent contribution, Mariana Mazzucato and Josh Ryan-Collins argue that governments should move from market-fixing to market-shaping, creating a revised concept for public value.

NEW PARADIGM 21 APRIL 2022

The New Paradigm Papers of the Month of April

Once a month the Forum New Economy is showcasing a handful of selected research papers that lead the way towards a new economic paradigm.

NEW PARADIGM 20 APRIL 2022

New Forum Website - What's New

Two and a half years after our launch, we are giving our content a makeover. Here's an overview of the most important changes.

THE STATE 25 MARCH 2022

Super Depreciations – The recession remedy? Short Cut Highlights

In its coalition agreement, the traffic light government announces an investment premium for "climate protection and digital assets" - the "super depreciation". What economic effects does the government expect from the bonus? Clemens Fuest, Sandra Detzer, Achim Truger and Markus Herbrand in Short Cut.

NEW PARADIGM 7 MARCH 2022

The New Paradigm Papers of the Month March

Once a month the Forum New Economy is showcasing a hand full of selected research papers that lead the way towards a new economic paradigm.

GLOBALIZATION 2 FEBRUARY 2022

From a Better Understanding of the Drivers of Populism to a New Political Agenda

Forum Working paper series - a new contribution by Robert Gold on the drivers of and measures against populism

OUR MAIN TOPICS

New Paradigm

NEW PARADIGM

After decades of overly naive market belief, we urgently need new answers to the great challenges of our time. More so, we need a whole new paradigm to guide us. We collect everything about the people and the community who are dealing with the question of a new paradigm and who analyze the historical and present impact of paradigms and narratives – whether in new contributions, performances, books and events.

Redefining
the role of
the state

REDEFINING
THE ROLE OF
THE STATE

For decades, there was a consensus that reducing the role of the state and cutting public debt would generate wealth. This contributed to a chronic underinvestment in education and public infrastructure. New research focuses on establishing when and how governments need to intervene to better contribute to long-term prosperity and to stabilize rather than aggravate economic fluctuations.

Remaking
finance

REMAKING
FINANCE

More than a decade after the financial crisis there still seems to be something seriously wrong with the financial system. Financial markets still tend to periodically misprice risk and contribute to boom and bust cycles. A better financial system needs to discourage short-termism and speculative activity, curtail systemic risk and distribute wealth more broadly.

Greening
prosperity

GREENING
PROSPERITY

During the high point of market orthodoxy, economists argued that the most 'efficient' way to combat climate change was to simply let markets determine the price of carbon emissions. Today, there is a growing consensus that prices need to be regulated and that a carbon price on its own might not be enough.

Reducing
inequality

REDUCING
INEQUALITY

The rising gap between rich and poor has become a threat to social cohesion in most rich countries. To reverse this trend it will be crucial to better understand the importance of different drivers of income and wealth inequality.

Innovation Lab

INNOVATION LAB

Do we need a whole new understanding of economic growth? What would be a real alternative? How viable are alternatives to GDP when it comes to measuring prosperity? These and other more fundamental challenges are what this section is about.

Globalization
for all

GLOBALIZATION
FOR ALL

After three decades of poorly managed integration, globalization is threatened by social discontent and the rise of populist forces. A new paradigm will need better ways not only to compensate the groups that have lost, but to distribute the gains more broadly from the start.

Europe
beyond markets

EUROPE
BEYOND MARKETS

The euro was planned during a period in which economic policy making was driven by a deep belief in market liberalism and the near impossibility of systemic financial crises. This belief has been brought into question since the euro crisis, which showed that panics do happen. New thinking needs to focus on developing mechanisms to protect eurozone countries from such panics and to foster economic convergence between members.

Corona Crisis

CORONA CRISIS

The current Corona crisis is probably the worst economic crisis of the post-World War 2 era. Economists are working hard on mitigating the economic effects caused by COVID-19 to prevent a second Great Depression, the break-up of the Eurozone and the end of globalisation. We collect the most important contributions.