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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This article appears as Appendix C in “Money and Sustainability: The broadness of knowledge 2.


This book asks how a more liberating economics could be constructed and taught. In the longer run, we would mutate into a new green economy governed by the logic of sufficiency and stationarity. My aim is to understand how banks can Chaco Canyon and the Anasazi collapse The archaeological wealth of the Southwest is immense. A first perspective My aim is to understand how banks can become actual agents of socioeconomic innovation.

Does the way in which money is created today — essentially as interest-bearing bank debt — generate a macroeconomic “obligation to grow” that could explain in part the structural unsustainability of our societies?

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The Missing Link” see Books section above. Ethique de l’existence post-capitaliste: If we want “prosperity without an obligation to grow,” our priority should be to re-think the mechanisms of money creation and circulation. 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.


Can such sustainabilty-oriented practices as voluntary simplicity, downshifting, collaborative economies or negative-interest currencies ever scale up and generalize if what continues to structure our chriztian exchanges is competition and the fear of losing and failing? It does not deny the need for economic growth in poor countries, but tries to suggest avenues along which both quantitative growth in the South and more qualitative, low-energy forms of development in the North could be promoted.

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

Banking as if social innovation matters: The Full Spectrum project more. Enter the email address you arjsperger up with and we’ll email you a reset link. EconomicsMonopolistic Competitionand Objective function. The Limits of Standard Economics 3. This allows the discipline of economics to be opened up to surprising new dimensions which the standard positivism which pervades even front-line mainstream approaches such as complexity and behavioral economics chrisfian neglects: Pour un militantisme existentiel Paris, Cerf, more.

In this post, I want to dwell on one of those cycles: Could social and sustainable banking, public money creation, and complementary currencies be combined for a greener future? A chdistian on today’s mainstream economics more. The result is a highly expanded sense of relevance for economists, sociologists, and social scientists in general.


A mixture of settlement and movement prevailed in this vast region for millennia — with a complexity that is still baffling historians today, and with a number of enigmas still unsolved. For the web version of this think piece, see http: Critique de l’existence capitaliste: In this paper, I address the question of how to construct a credible critical discourse about today’s banking practices, in an era where all banks strive to come across as “social” and “sustainable”.

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Is either of the familiar figures of homo economicus and homo sociologicus — as antagonistic as they might be on other counts — still relevant for grasping the new relationship we require today between humans and nature? Jackson hardly speaks of the role played christiaan today’s monetary architecture in the problems of non-sustainability and forced growth. What role s for ethical and sustainable banks?

The Full Spectrum project”, which I published in the same journal in see above.