Aristotle and Jeffrey D. Sachs’ Model of Global Economic Development

On Thursday, July 25, 2019a scientific meeting was held at the KEDEA Building of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki with the renowned economist Jeffrey D. Sachs. Columbia University Professor Jeffrey Sachs presented his proposal for an economic model based on the principles of Aristotle’s ethics; then followed a discussion and an exchange of views and suggestions. In the meeting participated: the Rector of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH), Professor Pericles Mitkas, the new Rector of AUTH, Professor Nikos Papaioannou, the Vice Rector Prof. Ariadne Stogiannidou, the new Vice Rector Prof. Efstratios Stylianidis, the Dean of the Polytechnic School, Professor Konstantinos Katsifarakis, the Dean of the Faculty of Economic and Political Sciences, Gregory Zarotiadis, the President of the Interdisciplinary Center for Aristotle Studies (DIKAM), Professor Emerita of Philosophy of Science, Demetra Sfendoni-Mentzou, the Vice President of DIKAM, Professor Emeritus of Astrophysics Ioannis Serirakis, Professor of the Department of Civil Engineering Nikos Theodosiou, and Associate Professor of the School of Economics, Stella Kostopoulou.

Professor Jeffrey Sachs, one of the world’s leading experts on economic development and the fight against poverty, is developing an extremely interesting humanistic economic model, based on the principles of Aristotle's ethics, as we find them in his treatises, Nicomachean Ethics and Eudemian Ethics.  He, thus, brings to the forefront a global interest in Aristotle, and expresses his willingness to support the goal of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Aristotle Studies of AUTH to promote the work of the Stageirite philosopher worldwide.

For more information on the scientific work and activity of Professor Jeffrey Sachs, who was awarded the Honorary Doctorate Degree of the Department of Economics, AUTH, on December 24, 2018, please, visit the following links:

https://www.auth.gr/news/press/25942

https://www.eps.auth.gr/el/econ/faculty/6673