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Kate Raworth


Kate Raworth is a groundbreaking economist, working at the University of Oxford, where she teaches on the Masters in Environmental Change and Management. She is also a Senior Associate at the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership.

She gained a lot of attention with her work on the ‘doughnut economy’ about an economic model balancing between essential human needs and planetary boundaries.

The book ‘Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think like a 21st Century Economist’ was published in 2017 in the UK and the USA and was subsequently translated into Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch and Japanese. She argues for reconsidering the fundaments of economic sciences. Economists should no longer focus on economic growth but on how to provide every world citizen with access to basic services like food and education, whilst working on protecting the ecosystem for the sake of future generations.

She has written for media including The Guardian, The New Statesman,, and, and has contributed to radio programmes for BBC Radio 4, The World Service, ABC and NPR, as well as television including CNN World News, Al-Jazeera, BBC, ITV and CBC. The Guardian has named her “one of the top ten tweeters on economic transformation”.

She blogs at and tweets @kateraworth.

Raworth opens the WeMakeThe.City festival on Wednesday, June 20.