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Stefan Brunnhuber

Brunnhuber, Stefan

Brunnhuber, Stefan

Medical Director and Chief Medical Officer, Diakonie Hospital, Germany; Trustee, WAAS

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Medical Director and Chief Medical Officer, Diakonie Hospital, Germany; Trustee, WAAS

Stefan Brunnhuber is Medical Director and Chief Medical Officer, Diakonie Hospital, Germany; Vice-Chairman of the European Institute of Health. He has been active in the managing boards of numerous medical institutions in Germany, Switzerland, Austria and the USA, and in several commissions related to healthcare issues. Besides, he is an elected member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts and the Austrian Chapter of the Club of Rome.

ARTICLES BY THIS AUTHOR

Open Societies versus Autocratic Experiments or Why the Latter are Parasitic, Cannibalizing and Self-Limiting   ( Global Governance & Law )
Get Full Text in PDF Abstract Events over the past decade revealed a new systems clash: Open Societies versus digital autocracies which are competing to provide better solutions to tackle climate change and pandemics, overcome poverty, and offer reasonable jobs. However, which is doing a better job? The text argues that the current autocratic experiments are flourishing based on the preconditions that they cannot generate independently: Price allocation in free competitive markets; a rigorous...
Hedging Planetary Risks: ‘From Weapons of Mass Destruction to Tools of Massive Social and Ecological Innovation’   ( Economic Theory ), ( Money & Finance ), ( Social Welfare ), ( New Economics )
Get Full Text in PDF A first systematization of new financial engineering that can hedge unchecked risks, enable unmet needs and finance our future. Abstract Cost analyses and risk assessments in the Anthropocene era need to differ from those of the past. Future developments now are determined by opportunity costs and planetary risks. We provide a first comprehensive systematization that can serve as a template for blended finance and blended securitization in order to finance our global...
The ‘TAO of Finance’—Initiative of WAAS: ‘Financing our Future = Future of Finance’   ( WAAS ), ( International Organizations ), ( Money & Finance ), ( New Economics )
Get Full Text in PDF The indispensable missing link in the debate on sustainability is the monetary system. To date, the Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs) have primarily been financed through private sector financing, conventional public sector funding (taxes and fees) and philanthropic commitment. However, these are not enough in scale and speed to finance our future. “The introduction of a parallel electronic currency specifically designed to finance global commons goods would provide the...
Innovative Financial Engineering to Fund the SDGs - A WAAS Initiative*   ( Economic Theory ), ( Money & Finance ), ( New Economics )
Get Full Text in PDF Abstract Development needs have primarily been financed through private sector financing, conventional public sector funding and philanthropic commitment. These traditional sources are not sufficient in scale and speed to meet the pressing finance needs. The world community is too busy repairing, stabilizing and refunding the given to maintain the stability of the existing system, relying on a mechanical model. Out-of-the-box approaches which blend in with the given tools...
Leadership for a New Paradigm: Planetary Moment and Momentum   ( New Paradigm )
Get Full Text in PDF Abstract This is a unique moment in human history. It is a unique opportunity to generate the momentum needed for rapid transformation of national and global policies and institutions. We are confronted by challenges of a magnitude and urgency greater than ever before at precisely the moment when humanity faces a global leadership vacuum. These complex, multidimensional, interrelated challenges have already generated unprecedented awareness of fundamental flaws in...
Overcoming the Global Trilemma: New Monetary Politics in the Anthropocene: Dani Rodrik Revised   ( Economic Theory ), ( Money & Finance ), ( New Economics )
 Get Full Text in PDF Abstract This paper will review the concept of the “open economic trilemma” between national sovereignty, global integration and democratic politics. It will introduce, as a possible solution, the concept of a parallel dual currency system operating through new monetary channels using distributive ledger technology. Although not apparent at first glance, this additional system could provide a Pareto-superior optimum by integrating spillovers and negative...
Education Isn’t Education: The Creativity Response or How to Improve the Learning Curve in Our Society   ( Education ), ( Knowledge, Science & Values )
 Get Full Text in PDF Abstract Despite rising expenditure and general enrolment rates on a global level, educational output is stagnating, if not declining. There is increasing empirical evidence that we need a completely different approach to enhancing the learning curve; this holds true for early childhood, primary education, secondary education and higher education. Most existing educational programs do not tap into the full creative potential of our minds and our brains and often...
How to Finance our Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Socioecological Quantitative Easing (QE) as a Parallel Currency to Make the World a Better Place   ( Economic Theory ), ( New Economics ), ( Sustainable Development )
 Get Full Text in PDFAbstract This paper tries to find an answer to the question of how to finance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that the world has just decided to implement. I argue that besides the existing wealth of proposals, mainly along the lines of better governance and co-financing strategies, we need a complementary approach: parallel Quantitative Easing (QE) for SDGs only. Reverse pricing effects, drying out shadow economies and the impact of such a QE-SDG on the...