Economics as story-telling: the power and limitation of models

07.05.2018 18:00 - 20:00 | Berlin

Economics likes to think of itself as a neutral, value-free science of rational calculations. Its models are supposed to predict and guide in robust calculable ways. Prof Jackson challenges this view and argues that economists have always been story-tellers. This doesn’t at all invalidate economics. But it does mean we should scrutinise those stories very carefully. Whose stories are they? What do they tell us about our worldviews and our sense of self? And what do they miss out in pursuit of their happy (and sometimes tragic) endings?


Vortrag auf Englisch von Prof. Dr. Tim Jackson.

Moderation: Prof. Dr. Hans Diefenbacher, FEST


Ort: Haus des Bevollmächtigten der EKD in Berlin, Charlottenstr. 53-54, großer Saal
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