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DiCE Lab Public Lecture

On Thursday, May 4th at 16:30 in HIB 52 (Open Space 2) at ETH Hönggerberg, the DiCE Lab & CEA Lab will host a public lecture by & conversation with Alessio Terzi, author of the book "Growth for Good - Reshaping Capitalism to Save Humanity from Climate Catastrophe"

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DiCE Lab Public Lecture
DiCE Lab Public Lecture

Time & Location

04 mei 2023, 16:30 CEST



About the event

Alessio Terzi is an economist at the European Commission’s Economic and Financial Affairs Department and an Adjunct Professor at Sciences Po and HEC Paris. He is also the author of “Growth for Good: Reshaping Capitalism to Save Humanity from Climate Catastrophe”, published in 2022 by Harvard University Press. His area of expertise centres on the strategic development of economic policies and sustainable growth, and he was involved in the development of the European Green Deal. His work has been featured in several high-profile media outlets, including the Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg. Alessio holds a PhD in political economy from the Hertie School and was a Fulbright Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.     

Abstract: To save the environment, will we have to halt economic growth? Might this even lead to a better society, especially in rich nations, helping us break free from a pointless obsession with material wealth that only benefits the few? Alessio Terzi takes these legitimate questions as a starting point for a riveting journey into the socioeconomic, evolutionary, and cultural origins of our need for growth. Terzi ranges across centuries, and diverse civilizations to show that focus on economic expansion is deeply interwoven with the human quest for happiness, well-being, and self-determination. Growth for Good presents a credible agenda to enrol capitalism in the fight against climate catastrophe. With the right policies and the help of engaged citizens, pioneering nations can set in motion a global decarbonization wave and create good jobs and a better, more sustainable, healthier world. Dr Terzi's talk will be followed by an interactive discussion with Prof. De Wolf and the participants of the class “Digital Transformation for Circular Construction”. The talk is open to the public and will be followed by an apéro.

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