The School of Mathematics and Statistics is hosting this special event as part of this year's Mathematics of Planet Earth.
Is economic growth forever sustainable? What impact would a stagnant or declining population have on GDP? Can mathematical models guide policy makers in answering these questions? What is the strategic plan for planet Earth? Some of the world’s leading thinkers will be converging at UNSW on 11/12/13 and 12/12/13 to address these questions. The event will consist of a full day ticketed Symposium on the 11th and an invitation-only Q&A session on the evening of the 12th.
- Professor Graciela Chichilnisky: Professor of Economics, Columbia University and architect of the carbon credit emissions trading market underlying the Kyoto Protocol.
- Graeme Maxton: Economist, Fellow of the International Club of Rome, author of The End of Progress.
- Professor Jørgen Randers: Professor of Climate Strategy, BI Norwegian Business School, co-author of Limits to Growth and author of 2052.
- Professor Peter Victor: Professor in Environmental Studies, York University, author of Managing without Growth: Smaller by Design, Not Disaster.
- Ross Gittins AM: Economics Editor, Sydney Morning Herald and economics columnist at The Age.
- Professor Clive Hamilton AM FRSA: Professor of Public Ethics, Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics, author of Growth Fetish, Requiem for a Species and Earthmasters.
- Ken Henry AC FASSA: Economist, Former Secretary of the Department of Treasury, Chair of Australia’s Future Tax System Review; Chair of White Paper on Australia in the Asian Century.
- Peter Harper: Deputy Australian Statistician for the Population, Labour and Social Statistics Group at the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Chair of the UN Committee of Experts on Environmental Economic Accounting.
Several of the above speakers will participate in a public panel discussion and Q & A event on Thursday 12th December in UNSW's Leighton Hall, which will be facilitated by Ticky Fullerton (journalist for the ABC and presenter of The Business).