Version 3.2_September 2016

Speaker: Hubert Buch-Hansen

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I am a political economist with wide-ranging research interests. Overall, I am interested in how the political economies of the Western world developed, in the functioning of the contemporary global capitalist system, and in the economic, social and environmental consequences thereof. One of my current interests is to cross-fertilise insights from political economy and degrowth/steady-state economics so as to shed light on what transitions to genuinely environmentally sustainable societies entail, and what the main obstacles to and opportunities for such transitions are.