“[Our] structural waste is indicative of a system that has lost sight of resources as a means of wealth creation,” claims Dr. Martin Stuchtey. In his solution from the GES 2015 , he lays out several critical levers to move the current economy towards a more circular one.
Why is it that in many cases the theoretic approach to solving an economic problem fails or maybe does not work as designed? Karla Hoff, Co-Director of the World Development Report at The World Bank, shares her view on this issue in a solution proposal of the GES 2015: “Real people behave differently from the made-up model of homo economicus. More than that, the differences are systematic. “
Although the stream of refugees coming to Europe has slowed down during the first part of 2016, the challenge is not over yet.
At the 2015 Global Economic Symposium, William L. Swing, Director General of the International Organisation for Migration IOM composed a solution on how to manage the migration challenge successfully.
The YES! – Young Economic Summit is a new conference for high school students.Just like the participants at the GES, the students identify a problem and try to find a practical solution to it. Since their perspective is less obstructed, their results are unique and an inspiration for adults who deal with the same topics.
The Global Economic Symposium is different from other conferences for various reasons: It is solution-oriented. It is based on research and facts. It brings people from different disciplines and backgrounds together.
The EFSI – also known as the Juncker Plan – is meant to boost investment in Europe. But there are grave doubts concerning the EU Commission’s analysis and chosen instruments. The discussion at the GES sought to tackle this problem.