Paddy Coulter helped the Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative (OPHI) organise a roundtable on ‘Economics and the Idea of Justice’ with the Nobel prize-winning economist Professor Amartya Sen on 19 November.
The event, which attracted some 400 people to the Examination Schools, involved panels of senior academics, politicians and policy-makers in dialogue with Prof Sen in three separate roundtable sessions. The roundtable was chaired by Ngaire Woods, Director of the Global Economic Governance Programme, and former Economist journalist Frances Cairncross, the Rector of Lincoln College.
Sen’s latest thinking on justice provoked considerable debate and some re-thinking. OPHI Director Sabina Alkire. callingfor a new economic framework, said “Economics is poised to change – within the decade it will be different”.
A report and programme of the roundtable is available on the OPHI website