Alessio Terzi discusses his latest book, Growth for Good: Reshaping Capitalism to Save Humanity from Climate Catastrophe, with the journalist Claudia Flisi, Washington correspondent US-Italy Global Forum Affairs.
ABOUT THE BOOK | Economic growth is currently wrecking the planet. To save the environment, will we have to shrink the economy? Might this even lead to a better society, especially in rich nations, helping us break free from a pointless obsession with material wealth that only benefits the few? Alessio Terzi takes these legitimate questions as a starting point for a riveting journey into the socioeconomic, evolutionary, and cultural origins of our need for growth. It’s an imperative, he argues, that we abandon at our own risk. This does not mean we have to choose between chaos and environmental destruction. Growth for Good presents a credible agenda to enrol capitalism in the fight against climate catastrophe. With the right policies and the help of engaged citizens, pioneering nations can set in motion a global decarbonization wave and in parallel create good jobs and a better, greener, healthier world.
Alessio Terzi is an economist at the European Commission in Brussels, and author of the 2022 book, Growth for Good: Reshaping Capitalism to Save Humanity from Climate Catastrophe. Previously Dr. Terzi worked at the Brussels think tank Bruegel, and he was a Fulbright scholar at Harvard’s Kennedy School. His practical experience includes the European Central Bank and BMI Research, a UK-based market analysis firm. Dr. Terzi earned his PhD in economics from the Hertie School of Berlin, an MPA in economic policy from the London School of Economics, and a BSc in international economics from Bocconi University of Milan.
Growth for Good: Reshaping Capitalism to Save Humanity from Climate Catastrophe
Publisher Harvard University Press, 2022
English, 368 pages
$29.95 • £26.95 • €27.95