Who’s supporting the Forum?

Academic partners, institutional support and funding




29. OCTOBER 2019



Academic partners

During its preparatory phase that begun in early 2017 the New Paradigm Initiative worked with many renowned economists and thinkers from other disciplines. A number of initial studies exploring shifting paradigms were written and discussed including ones by Moritz Schularick and Adair Turner (on financial markets), Ottmar Edenhofer (on climate action and carbon pricing), Xavier Ragot (on fiscal policy), Marcel Fratzscher (on inequality), Sebastian Dullien (on the impact of trade), Michael Jacobs (on the determinants of Paradigm shifts), and Simon Tilford and Christian Odendahl (on reform of the eurozone).

At our workshops and meetings among others Mariana Mazzucato presented on the modern role for the state, Harold James on the history of paradigm shifts, Jens Südekum on the flipsides of trade even for an export country like Germany, Tom Krebs on the returns from public investment, Jakob von Weizsäcker on European public goods, and Maja Göpel on the potential limits of economic growth.

The Forum’s list of academic partners moreover comprises more than 30 high-level experts from Germany and abroad covering a large range of disciplines and backgrounds. Among those who have joined are Dani Rodrik, Barry Eichengreen, Katharina Pistor, Jean Pisani-Ferry, Adam Tooze, Carlota Perez, Adam Posen, Hélène Rey, Paul de Grauwe, Mark Blyth, Eric Beinhocker. Our further partners include Caio Koch-Weser, Pascal Lamy, Christian Kastrop and Gerhard Schick.

For the full list – see here.

Partner Institutions

The Forum has established an international network, including more formal partnerships with the OECD, the Institute for New Economic Thinking, the European Climate Foundation, Paris based OFCE, and the Economic Change Unit (London). It has close links to the World Inequality Lab, the Institut Jacques Delors Institute (Berlin, Brüssel, Paris), Bürgerbewegung Finanzwende e.V. (Finance Watch Deutschland), the Global Solutions Initiative, Makronom, the Institut für Makroökonomie und Konjunkturforschung IMK, Wirtschaftsdienst/Intereconomics, the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs (Brown University), the Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose at the University College London, and the Young Scholars Initiative. There is also a multiyear research project with DIW Berlin.

Financial backers

Forum New Economy’s work is funded by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Mercator Stiftung, the European Climate Foundation, Franziska-und-Otto-Bennemann Stiftung and Canopus Foundation, as well as by the Institute for New Economic Thinking and the Institut für Makroökonomie und Konjunkturforschung.

For the full list of partner institutions and financial backers – see here.



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.