Kate Raworth

Economist working for Oxford and Cambridge universities. In 2017, Raworth published Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist which elaborates on her concept of Doughnut Economics, first developed in her 2012 paper, A Safe and Just Space for Humanity. Her 2017 book is a robust counter-proposal to mainstream economic thinking in which she advocates for conditions to create a sustainable economy. Raworth argues for a radical re-consideration of the foundations of the Science of Economics and is particularly critical of the outdated principle of unlimited growth – in that it is both destructive to planetary resources, not adjusted to human needs, and deteriorating our quality of life.