Proposal for a Summer Institute on the New Economics
Grant Amount: $25,000, on 3/12/2012
In the last few years, spurred by increasingly dire ecological news, the continuing inability of the US economy to generate adequate jobs and incomes for millions, and the declining legitimacy of the mainstream economics conversation, interest in a �new economics� has intensified. At the first week-long summer Institute on the New Economics in June 2012, academic and advocate leaders like Juliet Schor, James Boyce, Gar Alperowitz, and Betsy Taylor will bring together a group of 25 students and 12-16 faculty who will work together to refine and operationalize aspects of the new economics. The program will focus on economic models, but will use real world examples, highlighting in particular food systems, climate change, labor, tax policy, and immigration.