We Need to Talk About Growth - Policy@Manchester
|Dates:||1 November 2012|
|Times:||17:00 - 19:00|
|What is it:||Seminar|
Growth of the economy is generally taken to be an unqualified measure of success, but scientists are asking whether we might already have had too much of a good thing. Political economists are returning to the fundamental question of what the economy is for and what the consequences of setting other goals might be. In Manchester, the City Council and civil society groups are considering the practicalities at a city scale and wondering if the fall out of the financial crisis means that regional economies may struggle to return to economic growth in the long term.
This event, in a Question Time format, brings together a panel of experts and policy makers to answer your questions and discuss the key issues.
If you’d like to submit a question in advance please email email@example.com with “Growth” in the subject line.
Richard Sharland, Head of Environmental Strategy at MCC
Baron Frankal, Director of Economic Strategy, New Economy Manchester
Dr Alice Bows, Sustainable Consumption Institute.
Prof Mark Burton, MMU & Steady State Manchester.
Dr Dan O’Neill, Centre for Advancement of the Steady State Economy & Leeds University
Prof John O’Neill, Philosophy & Political Economy
Travel and Contact Information
Lecture Theatre B