Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Podcast from Oxford Roundtable with Amartya Sen, November 2009

Roundtable on "Economics and The Idea of Justice" at the Oxford Department of International Development (ODID), University of Oxford.

A panel of policy makers, academics and senior MPs took advantage of professor Amartya Sen’s visit to the University of Oxford on November 19, 2009, to discuss with the Nobel prize winner how economics should change in light of his new book "The Idea of Justice" (Harvard University Press, 2009).

Here is a podcast of the second roundtable discussion:

"Weaknesses of the Current System" [audio] [video]
(57 minutes)

Introduction by Professor Ngaire Woods,
Director, Global Economic Governance Programme, University College

Presentations by:
- John Broome, White’s Professor of Moral Philosophy, Oxford
- Stefan Dercon, Professor of Development Economics (ODID)
- James Purnell, MP and Director, Open Left (Demos)

Comments by Professor Amartya Sen, Lamont University Professor, Harvard

For links to podcasts of the other panel discussions see the website of the University of Oxford here.

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