Christian Arnsperger, né en à Munich, est un économiste. Docteur en sciences économiques de l’UCLouvain (Louvain-la-Neuve), il est professeur à. Christian Arnsperger’s blog – Thinking about how to protect and regenerate natural, social, and cultural capital within a genuinely circular economy. Christian Arnsperger, University of Lausanne, Institut de Géographie et Durabilité Department, Faculty Member. Studies Transition to sustainable economies.

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Christain economics and “out-of-equilibrium” systems 8. Unsustainable oasis in the Sonoran Desert: This, I argue, requires that we introduce an assumption of “anthropological plasticity,” through which we make room for the capacity of human beings to rationally choose the kind of human beings they want to be.

Economics as a result becomes perhaps less easy to treat in purely formal terms, but it also becomes a much more deeply relevant discipline. Political Philosophy and Applied Ethics.

To thrive in that new context, banks would need to arnspedger into the business model already known today as social and sustainable banking, but adapted to the necessities of the post-growth green economy. Click here to sign up.

Christian Arnsperger | Presentation

Behavioral economics, neuroeconomics, and the experimental approach Part IV: Do alternative banks offer criteria for the distribution of loans and the selection of investments such that they might help eliminate, or at least diminish, the pressure towards growth in the economy? The “green economy” project, which is championed by Jackson hardly speaks of the role played by today’s monetary architecture in the problems of non-sustainability and forced growth. Green capitalism, although frequently disparaged in militant environmentalist circles, is simply the only possible stepping stone towards a fundamentally new economy.

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The avenues traced out in this short paper therefore constitute a complement to the cutting-edge discussions on the Green Economy put forward by UNEP. Could social and sustainable banking, public money creation, and complementary currencies be combined for a greener future? Prosperity without growth is not simply the contrary of prosperity as growth; it is also the opposite of “growth without prosperity,” which is what the logic of debt-money and interest-bearing loans generates, as it creates cumulative inequalities and an obligation to grow in order to pay the interest on all debts.

Language becomes an essential part of economic interactions, and economists themselves need — as part and parcel of their scientific endeavor — to ask questions about their own motivations and emotions.

Do the local and the global pull in opposite directions when it comes to our quest for a sustainable economy? This economy would be more sustainable than the current gray-brown one, but it would necessarily end up falling prey to entropy and the intrinsic physical limits to decoupling.

Individualism, intrumentalism, and equilibrium 5. Ivan Illich and our current sustainability crisis more.


This paper goes in tandem with the other one, “Constructing an Integral economic science: What economic anthropology of spatiality and territoriality do we need in order to ground, support, and lend more coherence to various concrete processes of economic relocalization such as ecotourism, ecovillages, bioregionalism or short circuits of food provision?

Arnspdrger In Sign Up. It draws together three of the most significant strands in contemporary reflection on “alternative” money: EconomicsMonopolistic Competitionand Objective function. Want to really help expand Social and Solidarity Economy?

While post-neoclassical approaches are definitely a huge progress beyond neoclassicism, they nevertheless remain reductionistic to a significant extent. It is true that we are fundamentally economic beings, but this does not exclude — and even implies — that we are embedded both in temporalities and in geographical spaces through which we travel and which constitute us as subjects.


The toolbox of Full-Spectrum Economics This poses interesting and deep questions as to the social and cognitive roles played by the banking sector in a free-market economy. At the same time, the North-American culture of consumption, mobility, housing, and urbanization still appears as the role model to be emulated by the rest of the world, and especially by the better-to-do social segments in emerging and developing economies.

Christian Arnsperger | Research fields

I explain the shortcomings of the current money system of fractional-reserve banking, I describe the ways in which Plain Money project intends to remedy these shortcomings, and I present the main criticisms which the promoters of the project need to face if they are to make it credible. The Missing Link” see Books section above. As you approach the sprawling metropolis from the west, adnsperger surrounding landscape of dry sagebrush gradually gives way to a mix of sinister suburban subdivisions and strangely green fields, with beautiful mountains in the background.

Averting Arnsperter Neoliberal Apocalypse: The economics of counterproductivity and the anthropology of conviviality: SSBs relinquish the overarching motive of profit maximization, which in principle lends them significant freedom to shape an alternative socioeconomic vision and to translate it into action. This book asks how a more liberating economics could be constructed and taught.

This book offers a critical assessment of contemporary mainstream economics by arnsprrger that the discipline has become much too narrow and misses out on the full spectrum of human existence. After an explanation, in sections C. How does our “being spatial” influence our relationship to nature and our perception of what ecological sustainability calls for?