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Organisation

WELA is an interdisciplinary meeting point for researchers and practitioners who work with new economic thinking and systems thinking.

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Team

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Esther Emborg Bünemann

Junior analyst

Student in Political Science at the University of Copenhagen. Experience with climate policy and social movements.

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Michael Birkjaer

Michael
Birkjær

Head of Analysis and Co-founder

Political scientist with over 8 years of experience in analysis and dissemination within the fields of wellbeing research, welfare economics, and social impact.

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Arvid Aagard Sihm

Vice-director and Co-founder

Economist and historian with 10+ years of experience in change management. Founder of 'Kritiske Politter'. Former management consultant at Bain & Co. and the Danish Confederation of Trade Unions.

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Mads
Falkenfleth

Director and Founder

Economist with over 10 years of contributing to the formation and development of the international and Danish Rethinking Economics network. Former analyst and official at the think tank Concito and the Ministry of Higher Education and Science, respectively.

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Board of Directors

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Dr. Asker Voldsgaard

Chair

PhD in Innovation and Public Policy, University College London

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Julie Rosenkilde

Vice Chair

Head of Secretariat at Nyt Europa.
Front person at 92-gruppen.

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Dr. Katherine Trebeck

Board member

Financial and strategic advisor at Next Economy. Co-founder of the WEALL alliance and entrepreneur of WEGo.

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Sarah
Steinitz

Board member

Partner and analyst at Analyse og Tal

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Dr. Charlotte Jensen

Board member

Senior consultant at Concito

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Joachim
Tilsted

Board member

PhD student, Lund University

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Advisory board

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Prof. Inge
Røpke

Denmark's first professor in ecological economics (Institute for Planning at
Aalborg University).

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Prof. Katherine Richardson

Professor of biological oceanography and head of the Sustainability Science Center at the University of Copenhagen. Co-author of the famous concept of planetary boundaries.

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Prof. Peter
Birch Sorensen

Economist and professor at the University of Copenhagen. Former 'Overvismand' (2004-2009) and Chairman of the Climate Council (2014-18)

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Sophie
Howe

 First Future Generation Commissioner for Wales (2016-2023).

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Prof. Jayati
Ghosh

Professor of Development Economics at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and lead author of "Earth for All".

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Jacob
Hafele

Co-Founder, Executive Director and Chief Economist at the think tank ZOE.

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