Visiting Professor of Economics & Resident Faculty, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University; Member of the Executive Board, German Bundesbank (2002-2012)
November 16, 2021
12:30pm - 1:45pm
Societies are periodically shocked from within as well as exogenously. At times, such shocks can be highly disruptive – the COVID-19 pandemic is one recent example. The capacity of societies to absorb such disruptions depends on the robustness of the respective social contracts. What are the characteristics of a society capable of bouncing back? What are the challenges that climate change, in particular, will pose?
In his book The Resilient Society (Princeton University Press, 2021) Markus Brunnermeier takes up these queries addressing a broad range of policy issues. This seminar will discuss how societies cope with stress, issues around the social contract, and the relationship between resilience and climate change.