Capitalism has conquered the world, creating a dynamic system for enabling capital, ideas and people to work together. While the current model of capitalism has generated unprecedented wealth, it has failed to address environmental and distributional challenges. The Future of Capitalism program seeks to envision new models and mechanisms for managing and legitimating market economies.
Dr. Yakov Feygin Named Associate Director of New Program–Future of Capitalism
The Berggruen Institute, today announced author and scholar Dr. Yakov Feygin as the Institute’s first Associate Director for its new Future of Capitalism program, a key thematic area for the Institute’s study of the great transformations in technology and culture, politics and economics, and global power arrangements. Feygin joins the Institute in this new role on February 28, 2019.
“The Berggruen Institute is committed to generating new ideas to address the great transformations of the 21st century. One of the biggest challenges is how to make our collective economic architecture more ecologically sustainable and humane—which is precisely what our Future of Capitalism program aims to address,” stated Nils Gilman, Berggruen Institute Vice President of Programs. “Yakov Feygin’s combination of original thinking and technical skills will provide just the leadership we need to identify and refine game-changing ideas for renovation.”
Working closely with Gilman, Feygin is responsible for developing the research agenda, projects, initiatives and partnerships for the Future of Capitalism program at the Berggruen Institute. As a core part of the Berggruen Institute’s work to develop and promote long-term answers to the biggest challenges of the 21st Century, the Future of Capitalism program will work to identify new ideas, models and mechanisms about how to manage and legitimate market economies.