Renegade economist with 21st century vision

Bill Emmott"Doughnut Economics: Thinking Like a
21st-Century Economist

Kate Raworth

Senior Visiting Research Associate
Environmental Change Institute Oxford University

Kate Raworth describes herself as a renegade economist focused on exploring the economic mind-set needed to address the 21st century’s social and ecological challenges, and is the creator of the doughnut of planetary and social boundaries, described in her 2017 book, Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think like a 21st Century Economist. The Guardian has named her as “one of the top ten tweeters on economic transformation”.

Kate is a Senior Visiting Research Associate at Oxford University’s Environmental Change Institute, where she teaches on the Masters programme. She is also Senior Associate of the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership.

From 2002 to 2013 she was Senior Researcher at Oxfam, and led its research on the conceptual framework of planetary and social boundaries; addressing human rights and accountability in climate change adaptation; and protecting labour rights in global supply chains.

Prior to joining Oxfam, Kate was economist and co-author of UNDP’s Human Development Report and earlier a Fellow of ODI, based in Zanzibar.

She holds a first class BA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics, and a Masters in Economics for Development, both from Oxford University.