Growth of the economy is generally taken to be an unqualified measure of success, but scientists from a range of disciplines are asking whether we might already have had too much of a good thing. Meanwhile, 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 financial crisis means that regional economies may struggle to return to economic growth at all.
This event, in a Question Time format, brings together a panel of experts and policy makers to discuss the key issues and answer your questions.
Thurs 1st Nov, 5-7pm, Roscoe Lecture Theatre B
If you’d like to submit a question in advance please email firstname.lastname@example.org 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