The Economics of Post-Modernity: When Conventional Models Fail

Research within this field focuses on the following questions: How do non-mainstream approaches respond to the present neo-liberal economic model’s failure to ? Which economic strategies would help make societies more resilient and allow for inclusion, justice, and fairness? How can we foster a new economic system based on core human values?


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Vladimir Popov
Research Director in Economics & Political sciences, DOC Research Institute
Andrés Solimano
Andrés Solimano
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Domenico Mario Nuti
Domenico Mario Nuti
Professor of Comparative Economic Systems, Faculty of Economics, University of Rome 'La Sapienza'
Georgi M. Derluguian
Georgi M. Derluguian
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Dimitris Psarrakis
Dimitris Psarrakis
Economic & Monetary Policy Advisor at the European Parliament
Jayshree Sengupta
Jayshree Sengupta
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