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Joel Magnuson: Economies in Transition. A Systems ViewJoel Magnuson

Economies in Transition – A Systems View

This presentation will be an extension the transition movement that is taking place in Portland.

The crises of resource depletion, climate change, and global instability that are being confronted by activists in the transition movement are monstrous and systemic. So is the increasing volatility of our financial systems that is creating turbulence worldwide. Our challenge will be to work toward a much deeper transformation of our core economic institutions in our local communities with the vision that these transformations will bring positive changes to our economic system. 

In this presentation, I will discuss economies as systems and institutional change.

Joel Magnuson, Ph.D. is an internationally recognized economist specializing in non-orthodox approaches to political economy. He is mostly known for his book, Mindful Economics: How the U.S. Economy Works, Why it Matters, and How It Could Be Different.  

He is currently a professor of economics in Portland, Oregon; a visiting fellow at the Ashcroft International Business School at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, England; and is an international advisor to the editorial board of Anglia?s journal Interconnections. He has also authored numerous journal articles and anthology pieces that have appeared in publications around the world including The Collaborative Enterprise (Oxford, UK), Interconnections (Cambridge, UK), East West Interconnect (Hungary), Society and Economy (Hungary), The World (Japan).

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