Book launch for How Economics Can Save the World (Penguin, 2023) by Erik Angner, professor of practical philosophy and PhD in economics.
Economics has always been shadowed by a movement that has been called anti-economics, denouncing its practitioners, attacking its assumptions, rejecting its conclusions, and protesting its influence. In his new book Erik Angner offers a defense of economics as a way to lead a better life and build a better world too. His goal is to articulate what economics is by tracing what it does. He shows that economics has always been about improving the world and helping people live more meaningful, satisfying lives.
Participants: Erik Angner, author and Professor of Practical Philosophy Anna Ekström, lawyer and former Minister of Education Tore Ellingsen, Ragnar Söderberg Professor of Economics The talk was chaired by the director of the Institute for Futures Studies and Professor of Practical Philosophy, Gustaf Arrhenius.