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
by Helge Peukert
International Journal of Pluralism and Economics Education (IJPEE), Vol. 11, No. 3, 2020

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.

Online publication date: Tue, 13-Jul-2021

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