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Question Time ... for economic growth

25 Oct 2012

Submit your questions ahead of panel show style event for Policy@Manchester.

Growth of the economy is generally taken to be an unqualified measure of success, but scientists from a range of disciplines are asking whether we might already have had too much of a good thing. Meanwhile, political economists are returning to the fundamental question of what the economy is for and what the consequences of setting other goals might be.

In Manchester, the City Council and civil society groups are considering the practicalities at a city scale and wondering if the financial crisis means that regional economies may struggle to return to economic growth at all.

A University event as part of the launch of Policy@Manchester brings together a panel of experts and policy makers in a Question Time format, to discuss the key issues and answer your questions.


  • Richard Sharland, Head of Environmental Strategy at MCC
  • Baron Frankal, Director of Economic Strategy, New Economy Manchester
  • Dr Alice Bows, Sustainable Consumption Institute
  • Professor Mark Burton, MMU and Steady State Manchester
  • Dr Dan O’Neill, Centre for Advancement of the Steady State Economy and University of Leeds

The event will be held on 1 November (5-7pm) in Roscoe Lecture Theatre B.

To submit a question in advance, please email :