How can we adapt our prosperity thinking for the challenges of the 21st C?

Thu Oct 05 2023 at 04:30 pm to 06:00 pm

26 Bedford Way | London

UCL Institute for Global Prosperity
Publisher/HostUCL Institute for Global Prosperity
How can we adapt our prosperity thinking for the challenges of the 21st C?
Join us for a Director's Seminar to celebrate the launch of the new book 'Prosperity in the Twenty-First Century'.
About this Event

For the first Director's Seminar of the academic year, UCL Institute for Global Prosperity is celebrating the publication of the second book in our ‘Global Prosperity Thought and Practice’ series.

sets out a new vision for prosperity in the twenty-first century and how it can be achieved for all.

The volume, which is freely available online, challenges orthodox understandings of economic models, but goes beyond contemporary debates to show how social innovation drives economic value. Drawing on substantive research in the UK, Lebanon and Kenya, it develops new concepts, frameworks, models and metrics for prosperity across a wide range of contexts, emphasising commonalities and differences. Its distinctive approach goes beyond defining and measuring prosperity – addressing the debate about the failures of GDP – to formulating and describing what is needed to make prosperity a realisable proposition for specific people living in specific locales.

Speakers at this event will include Prof Jo Beall (LSE), Matt Davies (UCL) and Dr Marit Hammond (Keele University), and the event will be chaired by UCL Institute for Global Prosperity Director Prof Henrietta L. Moore.


An access guide to 26 Bedford Way and room LG04 can be found on AccessAble.

About this event series

Cultural Spaces for Democratic Participation, Political Expression and Shared Prosperity

This Director’s Seminars and Soundbites series explores how citizens mobilize new physical and digital channels of political participation, and what can be done to create and adapt these cultural spaces so as they make positive impact on democratic life in the 21st Century.

For more events in this series visit our website.


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26 Bedford Way, 26 Bedford Way, London, United Kingdom


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