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How can we adapt our prosperity thinking for the challenges of the 21st Century?

For the first Director's Seminar of the academic year, the Institute for Global Prosperity celebrated the publication of the second book in its ‘Global Prosperity Thought and Practice’ series, 'Prosperity in the Twenty-First Century'. The book sets out concepts, models, metrics and a new vision for shared prosperity in the twenty-first century and how it can be achieved for all.

The volume, which is freely available online, challenges orthodox understandings of economic models, but goes beyond contemporary debates to show how social innovation drives economic value. Drawing on substantive research in the UK, Lebanon and Kenya, it develops new concepts, frameworks, models and metrics for prosperity across a wide range of contexts, emphasising commonalities and differences. Its distinctive approach goes beyond defining and measuring prosperity – addressing the debate about the failures of GDP – to formulating and describing what is needed to make prosperity a realisable proposition for specific people living in specific locales.

Professor Jo Beall (LSE), Dr Matthew Davies (University of Cambridge), Dr Marit Hammond (Keele University) and Dr Ruth Yeoman (Kellogg College, University of Oxford), spoke on a panel chaired by IGP Director Professor Henrietta L. Moore. Watch the recording here below.

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