Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Open Evidence Research and University of Bergen, Centre for the Study of the Sciences and the Humanities (SVT), invite you to half-day seminar on January 22nd on New Narratives in science and economics, with Andrea Saltelli and Erik Reinert as speakers.
AS presentation will cover the crisis in science quality control apparatus, which is playing out in the media and affecting entire disciplines, with pervasive cases of non-reproducibility in clinical and preclinical medical research, psychology, applied economics and many others. Some attention will be given to the case of statistical and mathematical modelling, linking up to the ethical issues surrounding big data and algorithms, the storm in the house of statistics on misuse of methodologies, and to possible solutions inspired by post-normal science.
ER presentation will cover the economic bestsellers before 1850 (see links below), from which lessons on what is going wrong in the EU can be drawn. Erik will pay special attention to the Spanish economic bestsellers authors, Uztáriz and Campomanes. Jovellanos unfortunately did not make it to the list, but at Erik’s initiative his main work has been translated into English for the first time http://www.anthempress.com/report-on-the-agrarian-law-1795-and-other-writings.
- 10.30 – 10.45 Welcome
- 10.45 – 11.45 Andrea Saltelli: “The now of Science. Crises and Reformation.”
- 11.45 – 12.15 Coffee break
- 12.15 – 13.15 Erik S. Reinert: “80 Economic Bestsellers before 1850: A Fresh Look at the History of Economic Thought”
- 13.15 – 13.45 General discussion
When? 22 January 2018 – from 10.30 to 13.45
Where? Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Rambla del Poblenou 156, Barcelona – Room – 1.b / – 1.h
How can you join? Due to the limited capacity of the venue, it is mandatory to register your interest in attending the event by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Andrea Saltelli has worked on physical chemistry, environmental sciences, applied statistics, impact assessment and science for policy. His main disciplinary focus is on sensitivity analysis of model output, a discipline where statistical tools are used to interpret the output from mathematical or computational models, and on sensitivity auditing, an extension of sensitivity analysis to the entire evidence-generating process in a policy context, see http://www.andreasaltelli.eu. He publishes a series of pieces on the crisis of science and the post-truth discussion in the online journal The Conversation. Andrea is adjunct professor at the Centre for the Study of the Sciences and the Humanities (SVT) – University of Bergen (UIB), and visiting fellow at Open Evidence Research, Open University of Catalonia.
Erik S. Reinert is professor of Technology Governance and Development Strategies at Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia and Founder and Chairman of the Other Canon Foundation in Norway. His main focus is the theory of uneven development and the history of economic thought and policy. Professor Reinert, who lectures in five languages, has given seminars and lectures worldwide. He is author of “How Rich Countries Got Rich… and Why Poor Countries Stay Poor”, London, Constable, 2007, published in 18 languages and frequently reprinted. World Economics Association listed Reinert’s volume among the 50 books from which the top 10 economics books of the last 100 years were to be selected (Spanish translation La Globalización de la Pobreza, Barcelona, Editorial Critíca, 2007).
Erik S. Reinert, Kenneth Carpenter, Fernanda A. Reinert, Sophus A. Reinert, 2017, 80 Economic Bestsellers before 1850: A Fresh Look at the History of Economic Thought. Available at http://technologygovernance.eu/files/main//2017051103164242.pdf
Andrea Saltelli, Silvio Funtowicz, 2017, What is science’s crisis really about? FUTURES, Volume 91, Pages 5-11, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.futures.2017.05.010 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0016328717301969