Steve Keen

Steve Keen

Honorary Professor
University College London

Professor Keen is a Distinguished Research Fellow at UCL, the author of The New Economics: A Manifesto (2021) and Debunking Economics (2011), and one of the few economists to anticipate the Global Financial Crisis of 2008, for which he received the Revere Award from the Real World Economics Review. His main research interests are the complex systems approach to macroeconomics, and the economics of climate change. He has over 80 refereed publications on financial instability, money creation, logical and mathematical flaws in conventional and Marxian economic theory, the role of energy in production, and many other topics. He is ranked in 19th in Academic Influence’s list of influential economists. He designed the Open-Source system dynamics program Minsky, which is the first program to allow monetary economic models to be designed visually. He is about to release a commercial business intelligence program built on top of Minsky called Ravel©™. He has previously been Professor of Economics at Kingston University London and the University of Western Sydney, Australia. Professor Keen is a Distinguished Research Fellow at UCL, the author of The New Economics: A Manifesto (2021) and Debunking Economics (2011), and one of the few economists to anticipate the Global Financial Crisis of 2008, for which he received the Revere Award from the Real World Economics Review. He has been a critic of conventional economics for over 50 years, but despite that background, he was shocked at how bad the work of economists was on global warming. To the extent that ESG analysis is based on the work of mainstream economists like William Nordhaus, it drastically underestimates the dangers of global warming. Professor Keen wrote the report Loading the Dice Against Pensions for Carbon Tracker to alert the finance community. He will explain this work in his keynote.