We host workshops, seminars and expert meetings to promote exchange and discussion about the great challenges of our time. An overview of past events and what's to come.
New Roles for the State: Rethinking Government at the Turning of Ages
Primal confidence in the healing power of the market has waned. What might a new balance of state and market look like? How can state action be organized more efficiently? What alternative actors beyond the traditional administration can play a role in this? These and other fundamental questions will be discussed at the X New Paradigm Workshop on May 24 and 25.
French Presidential Election - Will the Right Lose Because of Putin?
Super depreciation - A recipe against the approaching recession?
100 Billion for the Bundeswehr – A Turnaround in Fiscal Policy?
The German armed forces are to receive 100 billion - without violating the debt limits. What does this mean for the course of the Federal Minister of Finance? Will savings have to be made elsewhere? Watch the discussion with Sebastian Dullien, Jens Südekum, Hubertus Bardt and Philippa Sigl-Glöckner as re-live.
Annual Economic Report: Do We Now Measure Prosperity in Germany anew?
“The New Economics: A Manifesto”
Steve Keen has written a new book where he breaks with mainstream economic modeling. In our New Economy Short Cut, Steve discussed his ideas for a new kind of economics with Ann Pettifor and Peter Bofinger. Can his proposals remedy existing shortcomings in the current system?
A new generation Bundesbank?
IX New Paradigm Workshop - A new economy, where are we?
Cornwall Consensus, Bidenomics, established economists calling for a new social contract - many things point to a change of course. But where do we really stand in the fall of 2021? This is the leading question of our IX New Paradigm Workshop.
“Mission Economy: A Moonshot Guide to Changing Capitalism”
OUR MAIN TOPICS
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.