In January, Rethinking Economics and Doughnut Economics launched a competition based on the ‘seven ways to think like a 21st century economist’ set out in Kate Raworth’s book Doughnut Economics. The challenge for all entries was to create a short video of 3-minutes maximum and define what the 8th way to think like a 21st century economist is!

Upon a total of more than 250 entries across three categories (shools, universities, everyone else), we are delighted to see an AEMS-Alumni among the three Runners Up in the category ‘everyone else’! Congratulations to Jan Kubben!

Here’s what the judges said to his project ‘Changing the purpose of money’:

That money is designed and can be redesigned has to be one of the great messages of our time, and you tell it beautifully here

– Kate Raworth

Technology gives us the means to re-imagine currency – and money. An interesting subject in real need of a radical shake-up!

– Indy Johar

Clear, effective, engaging and hopefully achievable! A very impressive entry to the competition

– Ross Cathcart


You can find his video here.