To grow, or not to grow, that is the question

To grow, or not to grow, that is the question

To grow, or not to grow, that is the question
Sunday 20 September 2020, 3.00pm to 4.00pm BST
Past event
Past event
Sunday 20 September 2020, 3.00pm to 4.00pm BST
  • Stack of coins with little plants growing out of the top and a person watering them
Open to: 
Alumni and guests
Theme: 
Social sciences

Is the pursuit of economic growth a noble government objective, or is it the driving force behind global challenges from inequality to climate change? We’ll confront arguments for growth and de-growth, exploring what is needed and what is feasible for a sustainable 21st century. 

A recording of this session is now available to watch on YouTube.

Speakers

Dr Matthew Agarwala

Bennett Institute
Matthew Agarwala

Matthew Agarwala leads the Bennett Institute for Public Policy’s Wealth Economy project at the University of Cambridge. His expertise lies in economic measurement – from GDP, to sustainability, and human wellbeing. Matthew’s work spans sectors and disciplines, with collaborators including ecologists, economists, conservationists, social anthropologists, civil servants, members of UK Parliament, the United Nations, and Nobel Laureates in peace, medicine, physics, and chemistry.  

Booking information

Booking for this event is now closed.

Contact

Events Team
Email: 
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