Christian Arnsperger, né en à Munich, est un économiste. Docteur en sciences économiques de l’UCLouvain (Louvain-la-Neuve), il est professeur à. Christian Arnsperger’s blog – Thinking about how to protect and regenerate natural, social, and cultural capital within a genuinely circular economy. Christian Arnsperger, University of Lausanne, Institut de Géographie et Durabilité Department, Faculty Member. Studies Transition to sustainable economies.

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If we want “prosperity without an obligation to grow,” our priority should be to re-think the mechanisms of money creation and circulation. This book asks how a more liberating arnspefger could be constructed and taught. Can such sustainabilty-oriented practices as voluntary simplicity, downshifting, collaborative economies or negative-interest currencies ever scale up and generalize if what continues to structure our economic exchanges is competition and the fear of losing and failing?

Log In Sign Up. Looking to the mountain of Indigenous education: A first perspective This allows the discipline of economics to be opened up to surprising new dimensions which the standard positivism which pervades even front-line mainstream approaches such as complexity and behavioral economics systematically neglects: Phoenix is a gigantic artificial desert oasis, engineered from scratch starting in the s on the very lands that, for four centuries up to chrkstian s, harbored the ancient Hohokam civilization with its elaborate irrigation systems.

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I therefore start out by distinguishing the socioeconomic ethics of conventional or mainstream banks from the socioeconomic ethics of social and sustainable banks SSBs. The paper explores some of the implications of introducing this assumption and thus delineates the main features of a new sub-discipline called existential economics. Banking as if social innovation matters: After an explanation, in sections C. Atnsperger mainstream economists today have abandoned neoclassical economics and have, for very sound reasons, attempted to move beyond it.


At the same time, the North-American culture of consumption, mobility, housing, and arnspergef still appears as the role model to be emulated by the rest of the world, and especially by the better-to-do social segments in emerging and developing economies.

Building an integral cjristian science: Ethique de l’existence post-capitaliste: My aim is to understand how banks can become actual agents of socioeconomic innovation. Distinguishing between exterior and interior dimensions of human existence, it suggests that economics could be made into a more inclusive and more emancipatory science if it started to truly honor the genuinely interior aspects of individuals and communities.

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Unsustainable oasis in the Sonoran Desert: How can we better understand the complex articulation between money creation, bioregionalism, and ecological sustainability? Political Philosophy and Existential Economics. The economics of counterproductivity and the anthropology of conviviality: What is neoclassical economics? The role played by money and by cheistian anthropology in sustainability issues is being increasingly recognized nowadays.

The broadness of knowledge 2. What is needed today is a banking sub-sector that champions a different worldview, a radically innovative socioeconomic ethics.

Social BankingSustainable financeand Alternative banking. Growth-oriented and growth-generating banks would gradually falter because of the necessary slowdown of the economy as a whole.

The full presentation can be viewed on YouTube starting at the A primer on today’s mainstream economics more. Genuinely innovative SSBs are those whose PMA reveals a socioeconomically coherent and politically feasible “microworld”, along with a business model that encourages an effective transition towards this microworld.


This paper in French argues that a transition beyond the current economic system is both desirable and elusive, and that, therefore, several well-constructed steps need to be taken. The avenues traced out in this short paper therefore constitute a complement to the cutting-edge discussions on the Green Economy put forward by UNEP.

This paper goes in tandem with the other one, “Constructing an Integral economic science: Foreword Ken Wilber 1. Economics as a result becomes perhaps less easy to treat in purely formal terms, but it also becomes a much more deeply relevant discipline.

It suggests that if economists today are serious about emancipation and empowerment, they will have to radically change their conception about what it means for a citizen to act rationally in a complex society. The Limits of Standard Economics 3. Cohen, Rawls and the advent of an analytical dialectics more.

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The project is based on a modernized version of the “Chicago Plan” approach which had been devised in the mids by Irving Fisher and his colleagues from the Chicago School. Democratic experimentalism and the co-evolution of norms more.

Existential EconomicsRationality in Economicsand Anthropological plasticity.