Kate Raworth is Senior Researcher at Oxfam GB and author of the book, Doughnut Economics. Her research is focused on rethinking global economic development in the face of planetary boundaries and extreme global inequalities—including discussions of green economy, and new measures of development. She has previously conducted research for Oxfam GB on climate change, adaptation and human rights, agricultural trade, labour rights in global supply chains, and designing research for advocacy and campaigning.
Prior to joining Oxfam GB she spent four years as co-author and economist of UNDP’s Human Development Report. From 1994–97 she was a Fellow of the Overseas Development Institute, working with the Ministry of Trade and Industry of Zanzibar. She holds a BA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics, and a masters degree in Economics for Development from the University of Oxford.
Her blog Doughnut Economics is focused on rethinking economic deveolpment through the lens of planetary and social boundaries. Her book, Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist, identifies seven critical ways in which mainstream economics has led us astray, and sets out a roadmap for bringing humanity into a sweet spot that meets the needs of all within the means of the planet.
Contributions to Humans & Nature:
- Doughnut Economics
A response to “How can we create a successful economy without continuous economic growth?”
- The Doughnut Economics Blog
Read more about doughnut economics on Kate Raworth’s blog.