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Reinventing Our Economy for People and the Planet Conference and Wellbeing, Work, Equality and Environment Debate

The Adam Smith Business School in conjunction with Friends of the Earth Scotland and Jubilee Scotland will hold a debate on 10th September and a conference on 11th September 2014, to hear how we can steer our economy in a bold new direction.

A panel of top economic thinkers has been assembled by partnership of civic organisations in Scotland to help us understand the big questions about the economy and to give their answers to them.  The Adam Smith Business School is delighted to invite students to register for the conference and the debate for free.

Owing to generous sponsorship from the Institute for New Economic Thinking, the Adam Smith Business School at the University of Glasgow and the Carnegie Trust, we are pleased to announce that we are now able to lift the requirement for delegate fees.


Date: Wednesday, 10th September 2014

Time: 7.30pm

Venue: Glasgow University Union, 32 University Avenue, Glasgow, G12 8LX

WELLBEING, EQUALITY AND ENVIRONMENT:  what path for a sustainable economy? 

  • Ann Pettifor (ex Jubilee 2000)
  • Jo Armstrong (CPPR, University of Glasgow)
  • Richard Murphy (Tax Research UK)
  • Professor Richard Werner (Southampton University)

Debate registration

Registration for the Debate is now available through Eventbrite.


Date: Thursday, 11th September 2014

Time: 9.00am - 5.00pm

Venue: The University of Glasgow Adam Smith Business School, Kelvin Gallery, Main Building, West Quadrangle, Gilbert Scott Building, University Avenue, Glasgow, G12 8QQ

REINVENTING OUR ECONOMY FOR PEOPLE AND THE PLANET:  An enquiry about an alternative sustainable economic policy - re-inventing our economy for people and the planet.

We’ll set out to answer questions like:

  • How do we ensure investment goes where we need it to create jobs, tackle climate change and transform our public infrastructure?
  • How can we extend control over our economy and the financial sector?
  • Can we reverse the trend towards deepening inequalities?
  • What economic pathways can create well-being and sustainability?

Speakers include:

  • Professor Malcolm Sawyer (Leeds University)
  • Ann Pettifor (ex Jubilee 2000)
  • Richard Murphy (Tax Justice Network)
  • Professor Richard Werner (Southampton University)
  • Professor David Bell (Stirling University)
  • Professor Molly Scott-Cato MEP (Roehampton University)
  • Professor Andrew Cumbers (University of Glasgow)
  • Tim Jenkins (New Economics Foundation)
  • Professor Robert McMaster (University of Glasgow)

Workshops on Controlling money and the banks; Latin America’s Economic Alternatives; Democratising pension investments; Beyond carbon pricing; Circular Economy; Runaway Consumption

Conference registration

Registration for the Conference is now available through Eventbrite.

Please read the Wellbeing and Sustainability Flyer for more information.


For any queries on both events please email Tanja.Bozic@glasgow.ac.uk or call 0141 330 4066.