Economics and economic policy are in flux
Prevailing policy mindsets have not only failed to produce robust economic growth, but have also resulted in increased inequality and economic insecurity. Societies are hostage to financial crises, the advance of climate change, and a lack of good jobs. When unexpected shocks hit, the vulnerabilities of the disadvantaged are further compounded.
We aim to piece together a range of ideas, disciplinary thinking, and perspectives to produce multidisciplinary scholarship that reshapes narratives about how we achieve inclusive prosperity.
Reimagining the Economy is an economics-centered, but multidisciplinary initiative. We use the theoretical and empirical tools of economics, but are also informed and enriched by the thinking in other disciplines. Our ultimate goal is to go beyond the analysis of how our current economy works (or doesn’t) to piece together new structures, governance mechanisms, and forms of market economy and capitalism. We combine analyses of existing arrangements with an examination of alternative designs for market institutions. We undertake studies of economic transformation at all levels: local, regional, national, and global. And we attempt to bring together analyses of the range of public inputs that generate inclusive prosperity – from finance and firm support to workforce development.
News & Highlights
The Reimagining the Economy project aims to help build an economy at once productive and inclusive
Harvard Kennedy School, October 31, 2022
Why Services Need an Industrial Policy
Project Syndicate, October 12, 2022
The new rules for business in a post-neoliberal world
Financial Times, October 9, 2022
He predicted globalization's failure, now he’s planning what’s next
HKS PolicyCast, June 30, 2022
Wanted: New economic models for a post-globalization world
Harvard Kennedy School, February 16, 2022