Rationale:
Capitalism, with its logic of minimizing cost and maximizing profit for the accumulation of private property, has caused economic, social, cultural and ecological crises not only in the Third World, bu also in the First World. There is an attempt among Buddhists both in the East and the West to establish a Buddhist economic model in response to the exploitative and destructive nature of capitalist economic structures.
While modern economics confines its regard to events within its specialized sphere, Buddhist economics would investigate how a given economic activity affects the three interconnected spheres of human existence: the individual, society, and nature or the environment. In modern economics, well-being is usually measured in terms of per capital income and consumption, such as the amount of money expended on medical care and education. A growing number of people are dissatisfied with material growth models and have been searching for alternative measures of well-being with less materialistic and more qualitative goals. Buddhist economics arises out of this demand for new economic objectives.
Recogizing the importance of Buddhist Economics' contributions to today's world crises, the World Buddhist University holds an International Conference on the topic of "Buddhist Economics and World Crises". We hope to create a network and cooperation among Economists, Buddhist Economist, and Buddhist scholars who share the idea that an alternative way of doing economics is needed if the world is going to be sustained.
Objective
1. To recognize the contribution of Buddhist Economics to today's world crises
2. To create an academic atmosphere for Economists and Buddhist scholars to discuss and exchange their ideas
3. To crate a network and cooperation among Economists, Buddhist Economists, and Buddhist scholars in this field
Venue: The Suan Dusit Place, Dusit, Bangkok, Thailand
Date: Sunday 22 May 2016, 8.00 am - 5.30 pm

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