CIBS Conference: The Economics of Post-Factual Democracy – University of Copenhagen

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CIBS Conference: The Economics of Post-Factual Democracy

In the emerging post-factual society in which factual truth and scientific evidence are losing authority, political deliberation becomes detached from reality. But reality is not only a matter of truth and falsity of theories and statements. The grand challenges we are facing in practice are also all too real. The World Economic Forum (WEF) recently announced ten global challenges: food security, inclusive growth, employment, climate change, global finance, the internet, gender equality, global trade, long-term investment, and health care. In particular, misinformation on the web was recently added and "sits at the centre of a constellation of technological and geopolitical risks ranging from terrorism to cyber attacks and the failure of global governance."
To have a fighting chance in the face of these challenges both politics and scientific research must 1) track the facts and be submitted to the test of the real world and 2) address the major real world issues with the practical aim of solving them.

That’s the central question of this international meeting of minds:

How to reconfigure current democratic discourse and the economic system to meet the grand challenges of our time.
February 9, 2017 Main Conference Day 
- a line-up of international keynote speakers
Venue: Carlsberg Academy

S. M. AMADAE, University of Helsinki and MIT - ALEXANDER HEFFNER, Anchor, The Open Mind, Chan­nel Thirteen, PBS - VINCENT F. HENDRICKS (moderator), Professor, Director, Center for Informa­tion and Bubble Studies, University of Copenhagen - WILLIAM H. JANEWAY (*), Managing Director Technology, Media and Telecommunications, Warburg Pincus, London, New York, Visiting Lecturer in Economics at the University of Cambridge - ROB JOHNSON, Institute President, Institute for New Economic Thinking, Senior Fellow and Director, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute - DAVID LANDO, Professor of Finance and Director of Center for Financial Frictions (FRIC), Copenhagen Business School - DIDIER SORNETTE, Professor of Entrepreneurial Risks and Finance, ETH Zurich - HENRIK WEGENER, Rector Elect, University of Copenhagen.

(*) William H. Janeway's keynote address is scheduled for Friday, February 10, 2017.

 

February 10, 2017 Workshop day for graduate students and young scholars - with the Young Scholars Initiative’s (YSI) three working groups on Innovation, Complexity Economics and Philosophy of Economics.

Venue: Copenhagen University – South Campus

The YSI working groups on ‘Economics of Innovation’, ‘Complexity Economics’ and ‘Philosophy of Economics’ invite young scholars to present their research at a one-day workshop following  The Economics of Post-Factual Democracy conference in Copenhagen, Denmark. More information about YSI here

Registration

Register for the conference here

(Registration fee DKK 100 covers catering both days)

Submit an abstract for the workshops February 10 here