Ten years after a financial crisis, the inherent instability of financial markets has been further confirmed by the coronavirus pandemic, while wider economic systems have become more fragile, including job insecurity and unsustainable levels of debt in the Global South and across the corporate sector. In this episode of the “Great Unraveling?” series, Nate Hagens joins Laurie Laybourn-Langton to explore fragilities in financial and wider economic systems.
Nate Hagens has written and spoken widely on ecological economics, energy systems, and sustainability. He’s an Adjunct Professor at the University of Minnesota and co-founder and director of the Institute for the Study of Energy And Our Future. Previously he worked in the financial industry at Lehman Brothers and Salomon Brothers. He has a Masters in Finance from the University of Chicago and a PhD in Natural Resources from the University of Vermont.