Dr. Madhavi Venkatesan

Thursday, Oct. 14, 4:15 p.m. ET
Assistant Teaching Professor of Economics, Northeastern University

You have to start somewhere. Unfortunately, there is a loud minority who believes that freedom comes without responsibility. They are the reason we have to have [plastic] bans.

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Dr. Madhavi Venkatesan is an Assistant Teaching Professor of Economics at Northeastern University and the editor in chief of Sustainability and Climate Change. She has published three economics textbooks with a sustainability focus and is the author of SDG8 – Sustainable Economic Growth and Decent Work for All. Dr. Venkatesan is also the founder and Executive Director of Sustainable Practices, a non-profit that has successfully campaigned for commercial single-use plastic water bottle bans among towns in Barnstable County, Massachusetts. She earned her doctorate, master’s, and bachelor’s degrees in economics from Vanderbilt University.

Inspired by a recent essay series entitled The Pedagogy of Transition: Educating for the Future We Want, Madhavi, along with Dr. Tracey Osborne and Dr. Stephen Sterling, will reflect on the shifts in educational policy and practice necessary to create a sustainable future.

Madhavi Venkatesan - EconEd 2019

“Making Economic Education Relevant:
Economics of Sustainability”

Madhavi Venkatesan
Northeastern University

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