Panel discussion: 'Capitalism: what has gone wrong, what needs to change and how can it be fixed?'

06 December 2021

Portrait of Professor Sir Charles Godfray

with Professor Sir Charles Godfray
Director, Oxford Martin School

Professor Charles Godfray was appointed Director of the Oxford Martin School on 1 February 2018. He is a population biologist with broad interests in the environmental sciences and has published in fundamental and applied areas of ecology, evolution...

Portrait of Professor Colin Mayer CBE FBA

with Professor Colin Mayer CBE FBA
Peter Moores Professor of Management Studies at Saïd Business School

Colin Mayer is the Peter Moores Professor of Management Studies at the Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford. He is a Fellow of the British Academy, the Centre for Economic Policy Research and the European Corporate Governance Institute, a...

Portrait of Professor Sir Paul Collier

with Professor Sir Paul Collier
Professor of Economics and Public Policy

Sir Paul Collier is Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government and a Professorial Fellow of St Antony’s College. From 1998–2003 he took a five-year Public Service leave during which he was Director of the Research...

Rising levels of inequality, social exclusion, environmental degradation and political divisiveness are a of source growing disillusionment with our capitalist system.

This discussion brings together the editors of a special issue of the Oxford Review of Economic Policy on Capitalism. It includes articles by leading economists from around the world on the problems with the existing system and the changes that need to be made to address them.

At the heart of the arguments presented is the notion of cohesive communities and societies, and their role alongside globalisation, privatisation and financialisation in restoring trust in capitalism.

  • Paul Collier, Professor of Economics and Public Policy, Oxford University
  • Diane Coyle, Professor of Public Policy, Cambridge University
  • Colin Mayer, Emeritus Professor, Oxford University
  • Martin Wolf, Chief Economics Commentator, Financial Times
  • Charles Godfray, Director, Oxford Martin School (chair)