The political and economic situation of Greece & Iceland – a Panel Discussion with Schuberth/Önnudóttir/Nezi

by Wajdi Belloumi & Mouloud Chahid The financial crisis both in Greece and Iceland represent a good example to study about the global financial crisis of 2008. The different impacts of the financial crisis can be perfectly analysed through the case studies of Greece and Iceland. On Tuesday evening, Helene Schubert, Spyridoula Nezi and Eva…

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The Sustainable Development Goals with Keywan Riahi

by Janos Csala & Marius Kreienborg Today AEMS took us to the beautiful outskirts of Vienna, the little town of Laxenburg and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), proud resident of the Laxenburg Schloss. After an intensive yet interesting week and a well-deserved weekend, we did not only get to sleep an hour…

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Ethical Banking, an Oxymoron? with Bart J. Krouwel and Christian Felber

by Yara Himmiche & Manar AlSagob It’s August 4th Friday – the end of the second week here at BOKU university. Today’s topic is Alternative banking and sovereign money creation. We first started with Bart Jan Krouwel, the co-founder and first General Manager of the fully independent Triodos Bank Ltd. The lecture started with the challenging question…

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Theory of Change (Part 1) with Nina Thüllen & Karin Küblbock

by Issam Eddine Abail & Paulus Higginson The AEMS summer school has been a great opportunity for all of us to learn new alternative tools and concepts in different fields related to economics and monetary systems. That made us eager to apply what we have learnt to deliver positive change to our societies and local…

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Money Day with Bernard Lietaer – Post 1

by David Ellmayer & Carlos Castro On Thursday, August 3rd the AEMS summer school had an introductory lecture by Bernd Lietaer about the basic properties of our monetary system. Bernd Lietaer is an economist and author whose main interests are complementary currencies and the historical role of money in society. His lecture started with a…

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