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 Mariana Mazzucato presented on the modern role for the state, Harold James on the history of paradigm shifts, Jens Südekum on the drivers of populism, Tom Krebs on the returns from public investment, Jakob von Weizsäcker on European public goods, and Maja Göpel on the future of economic growth.
The Forum’s list of academic partners comprises more than 25 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 non-academic partners include Caio Koch-Weser, Pascal Lamy and Gerhard Schick.
For the full list – see here.
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 with the World Inequality Lab, the Jacques Delors Institut (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.
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.