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  • Creative-Destruction


This is an online event.


Sep 09, 2021 - Aug 12, 2021
13:30 - 14:30

Date Listed: August 11, 2021 (about 3 months ago)

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Capitalism is in crisis. Inequality is rising and climate change means we need to make drastic changes to the way we do business. The COVID-19 pandemic, too, has exposed numerous flaws in our current systems.

But is capitalism dead, or can we re-imagine it in a way that will keep society prosperous, promote social justice and re-green our planet?

As calls for radical change grow, French economist Philippe Aghion believes that we don’t need to throw the baby out with the bath water. He argues it’s possible to create a better capitalism by harnessing the power of creative destruction – the process by which new innovations continually emerge and render existing technologies obsolete.

Join him in conversation with UNSW economist Richard Holden as they discuss how the transformation of capitalism can achieve a more sustainable and inclusive prosperity, and how this might impact on politics and democracy.

This event is presented by the UNSW Centre for Ideas and UNSW Arts, Design & Architecture as part of Social Sciences Week. Head here to see the full UNSW program.


The Centre for Ideas’ new series of international conversations brings the world to Sydney. Each digital event brings a leading UNSW thinker together with their international peer or hero to explore inspiration, new ideas and discoveries.


About Digital Events

This digital event will be available on the UNSW Centre for Ideas websiteFacebook, and the UNSW YouTube channel. Closed captions will be available on each platform.

A link to watch the event will be sent on the day of the event to registered attendees.



For event enquiries or to discuss your access requirements, please call the Centre for Ideas on 02 9065 0485 or email

The Centre for Ideas is happy to receive phone calls via the National Relay Service. TTY users, phone 133 677, then ask for 02 9065 0485. Speak and Listen users, phone 1300 555 727 then ask for 02 9065 0485. Internet relay users, visit, then ask for 02 9065 0485.



Globally-renowned economist Philippe Aghion is a Professor at the College de France and at INSEAD, one of the world's leading and largest graduate business schools. He is a visiting professor at the London School of Economics and a fellow of the Econometric Society and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His research focuses on the economics of growth, and he has published widely on the effects of automation on employment, and the link between trade and the flow of ideas, knowledge, and innovation. His most recent book is The Power of Creative Destruction, with co-authors Céline Antonin and Simon Bunel.

Richard Holden is Professor of Economics in the UNSW Business School. He received a PhD from Harvard University and has been a faculty member at MIT and the University of Chicago. He has published in leading economics journals such as the Quarterly Journal of EconomicsAmerican Economic Review and Review of Economic Studies. His popular writings have appeared in outlets such as The New York TimesNew RepublicAmerican AffairsAustralian Financial ReviewThe AustralianThe Sydney Morning Herald and The Conversation. He is a fellow of the Econometric Society and President Elect of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia.

Event Date
Start Date: September 9, 2021
End Date: August 12, 2021
Event Time
Start Time: 01:30 PM
End Time: 02:30 PM
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Name : UNSW Centre for Ideas
Contact No. : 1300 555 727, 02 9065 0485, 02 9065 0485

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