The recent and rapid expansion of both private and public debt across the globe makes the task of developing alternatives to financial debt urgently necessary.
The Financing Prosperity Network – led by Dr Christopher Harker – will:
- address existing alternatives to debt economies
- imagine alternatives for a more inclusive and sustainable economy
- consider and overcome the barriers to implementing these alternatives.
Debt is intimately connected with work and wages, policy-making, social relationships, health and wellbeing, and economic futures. Reimagining it will involve looking at the role finance and growth economics play in shaping, sustaining and securing communities across the world.
The network draws together multiple forms of expertise from within and beyond the academy to address these challenges, focusing primarily on the UK.