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Economics Seminar Series- Radhika Balakrishnan

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Room D1009, Albert and Vera List Academic Center 6 East 16th Street, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10011

Rutgers University Professor Balakrishnan will present her book "Rethinking Economic Policy for Social Justice". 

The dominant approach to economic policy has so far failed to adequately address the pressing challenges the world faces today: extreme poverty, widespread joblessness and precarious employment, burgeoning inequality, and large-scale environmental threats. This message was brought home forcibly by the 2008 global economic crisis.

Rethinking Economic Policy for Social Justice shows how human rights have the potential to transform economic thinking and policy-making with far-reaching consequences for social justice. The authors make the case for a new normative and analytical framework, based on a broader range of objectives which have the potential to increase the substantive freedoms and choices people enjoy in the course of their lives and not on not upon narrow goals such as the growth of gross domestic product. The book covers a range of issues including inequality, fiscal and monetary policy, international development assistance, financial markets, globalization, and economic instability. This new approach allows for a complex interaction between individual rights, collective rights and collective action, as well as encompassing a legal framework which offers formal mechanisms through which unjust policy can be protested.

This highly original and accessible book will be essential reading for human rights advocates, economists, policy-makers and those working on questions of social justice.

Hosted by the NSSR/Economics Department, the seminar series features lectures, paper and book presentations from prominent Economists.

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Event Type

Lectures and Panel Discussions, Author Readings and Discussions

Audience

Students, Alumni, Faculty, Staff

School

The New School for Social Research, Department of Economics

Topic

Economics

Cost

free

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