From the 27th until the 29th of June the Society's for the Advancement of Socio-Economics conference took place in New York. Dr. Beata Kviatek attended the conference to talk about the energy transition.
How expectations people have about futures shape political and economic decision making? Attempting to answer this question Dr. Beata Kviatek analysed the Dutch energy transition debate and developed the model explaining how beliefs about futures are institutionalized in economic, political, and social structures shaping our lives. The explanatory model was presented at the international conference “Fathomless Futures: Algorithmic and Imagined” taking place between 26 and 30 June at the New School for Social Research in New York. The conference is organised by the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE), an international, inter-disciplinary academic organisation, that provides a platform for academics as well as business people and policy makers for addressing important social problems. SASE aims to advance the understanding of economic behavior across a broad range of academic disciplines; to support the intellectual exploration of economic behavior and its policy implications within the context of societal, institutional, historical, philosophical, psychological, and ethical factors; to balance inductive and deductive approaches to the study of economic behavior at both micro and macro levels of analysis. The New School for Social Research is a renowned graduate school at the New School University in New York City. The university has been a home for many progressive thinkers, such as Erich Fromm, Max Wertheimer, Aron Gurwitsch, Hannah Arendt, Leo Strauss, Everett Dean Martin, and Hans Jonas.