The New World: Man is more than homo economicus

As part of the Week of Economics Education, Govert Buijs speaks to Emeritus Professor of Economics Lans Bovenberg. According to him, the image of man as homo economicus has done more harm than good and it is precisely working together that makes us human. This requires trust, which Lans Bovenberg calls our most important capital. Also, the economy must get rid of excessive model thinking, but we cannot do without it completely: "Without models, nobody sails, but there is a danger in it."

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