Title: Virus eco2nomics: never let a serious crisis go to waste - what are the questions? Inspirations for plural, heterodox, and progressive research programs from a European perspective

Authors: Helge Peukert

Addresses: Fakultät III, Universität Siegen, Kohlbettstraße 15, D-57072 Siegen, Germany

Abstract: This essay discusses nine topics that are main challenges for a pluralist-heterodox agenda after the virus. The pandemic is interpreted as a result of predatory human expansionism. It highlights problems of hyperglobalisation, privileges of the global north, new instabilities of the existing financial system, and digital surveillance as a possible consequence of virus biopolitics. The virus is a chance for heterodox economics to initiate a recalibration of the role of the state and its financing, a debate on justice and distribution, and the necessity of a de-growth transformation of economy and society. At the end of each topic, research questions are formulated.

Keywords: corona; heterodox economics; pluralist economics; virus economics; hyperglobalisation; digital surveillance; biopolitics; role of the state; predatory human expansionism; de-growth transformation; global justice; global north; financial instability.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPEE.2020.116215

International Journal of Pluralism and Economics Education, 2020 Vol.11 No.3, pp.224 - 242

Received: 01 Feb 2021
Accepted: 03 Feb 2021

Published online: 13 Jul 2021 *

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