In Buddhist Economics, we will explore basic economics concepts and ask how Buddha might have taught them. Some questions that we address are these: What creates happiness? What is an equitable distribution of income? How is our own well-being related to the well-being of others? Does economic growth and having more income make people better off? How would Buddha revise the basic assumptions of modern economics?
Clair Brown has published research on many aspects of the labor market, including high-tech workers, labor market institutions, firm employment systems and performance, the standard of living, wage determination, and unemployment. Clair taught Econ 1 for many years, and practices Tibetan Buddhism. Her books include American Standards of Living, 1919-1988 (Blackwell, 1994), Work and Pay in the United States and Japan (Oxford University Press, 1997), Economic Turbulence (University of Chicago Press, 2006), and Chips and Change: How Crisis Reshapes the Semiconductor Industry (MIT Press, 2009, 2011). Clair is working on developing a holistic measurement for economic performance for California. She is also is a faculty leader in the Development Engineering program for graduate students. Instructor Bio
Her book: Buddhist Economics: an enlightened approach to the dismal science, Bloomsbury Press, 2017. http://amzn.to/2kMmtm1 Book trailer (2 min): https://youtu.be/88RX5A2iezs Blogs, podcasts, reviews at http://buddhisteconomics.netwww.facebook.com/Buddhist-Economics-973198039490789
Faculty web site: http://www.irle.berkeley.edu/faculty/brown/Brown_CV.pdf