Necessary Conversations: A New Economic Paradigm for Humanistic Management with speakers David Sloan Wilson and Dennis J. Snower

Friday April 19th at 12pm ET

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Free Online Seminar

For decades, the principles of humanistic management have had to struggle against a mismatch with the principles of neoclassical economics. Now there is a new paradigm for economics that provides a much better fit. Wilson and Snower will describe the new paradigm, based on their series of articles titled "Rethinking the Theoretical Foundation of Economics". Their presentation will be kept short to allow plenty of time to discuss implications for humanistic management. The following links will help audience members get the most out of the discussion, although preparation beforehand is not necessary. Rethinking the Theoretical Foundation of Economics I: The Multilevel Paradigm (article)A New Economic Paradigm for People and Planet (video)


Dennis J. Snower is former president of the Kiel Institute for World Economics and current president of the nonprofit Global Solutions Initiative, which advises the G20 and G7 and organizes an annual Global Solutions Summit in Berlin. He is a professorial research fellow at the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET) in Oxford and a non-resident fellow of the Brookings Institute in Washington DC.

David Sloan Wilson is SUNY Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Biology and Anthropology at Binghamton University in New York and president of the nonprofit ProSocial World, whose mission is "to consciously evolve a world that works for all". Wilson's background in evolutionary science complements Snower's background in economics and public policy.