The purpose of this book is to analyse developments in economics relating to the world system in which it belongs, growth theories and the ways we might change our life style in order to ensure a better future for everyone in the world. (Federica Oriana Savarino 2016 Italy).
It is interesting to speculate in which direction the real world might be actually moving. We need to understand this, in order to choose economic policies which will help us to avoid a total collapse of the world’s economic systems. (Federica Oriana Savarino 2016 Italy).
Given that GDP is manifestly a poor measure of the well-being of our species, the other species with whom we share the planet and the natural environment on which life depends, one is left wondering just how the ‘market’ and the ‘economy’ can be reformed to take us to a better future or perhaps whether ‘economic growth’ and ‘economic development’ will have to be consigned to the dustbin of history. (Eileen Peck 2016 United Kingdom).
About the Editors.
is an economist interested in finance and econometrics from Piedmont in Italy and qualifying from the University of Sterling in Scotland. Of Albanian descent she is passionate about development economics and making the world a better place.
Miriam Kennet (UK)
is a specialist in Green Economics. She is the Co-Founder and is CEO of the Green Economics Institute. She also founded and edits the first Green Economics academic journal in the world, The International Journal of Green Economics, and she has been credited with creating the academic discipline of Green Economics. Green Economics has been recently described by the Bank of England as one of the most vibrant and healthy areas of economics at the moment. Having researched at Oxford and South Bank Universities, she is a member of the Environmental Change Institute, Oxford University. She has been featured in the Harvard Economics Review and Wall Street Journal as a leader. Ban Ki Moon invited her to his Global Leaders Conference on Climate Change at the United Nations. Recently she was named one of 100 most powerful unseen global women by the Charity One World action for her global work and won the Honour Award from the Luxembourg Ministry.
Federica Oriana Savarino (Italy)
is an economist, qualified from the University of Pisa, Business and Economics department. She also studied at the Yildiz Technical University, in Istanbul, where she analysed the European framework programmes from a Turkish prospective and collaborated with the ‘Food not booms’ NGO. She specializes in environmental economics, economics of development and international economics,. Her research covers ‘The myth of unlimited growth and the physical limits to development’. She is intereested in the impact of economics on environment and people.