Dr. Brown coined the term Buddhist Economics in 2011 and recently released a book detailing its practice in 2017. The following interview about the book is courtesy Italian publisher Vallardi, an imprint of Gruppo Editoriale (part of Penguin Random House). Interview by Mauri Spagnol What are the basic principles of Buddhist economics? Buddhist economics assumes that […]
Dr. Clair Brown
Dr. Clair Brown is Professor of Economics and Director of the Center for Work, Technology, and Society at the University of California, Berkeley. Brown is a past Director of the Institute of Industrial Relations (IRLE) at UCB. Brown has published research on many aspects of how economies function, including high-tech industries, development engineering, the standard of living, wage determination, poverty, and unemployment. Her books include American Standards of Living, 1919-1988, and Chips and Change: How Crisis Reshapes the Semiconductor Industry. Clair’s contributions to the field of Labor Economics were recognized by the Labor and Employment Relations Association, who awarded her their Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010. Clair’s economic approach and life as an economist is published in Eminent Economists II – Their Life and Work Philosophies (Cambridge University Press, 2013). In 2011, Clair began the field, Buddhist Economics, at UC Berkeley. Buddhist Economics: An Enlightened Approach to the Dismal Science (Bloomsbury Press, 2017).