Diverse participation and great atmosphere at Dynamics of Inclusive Prosperity Conference, 29-30 November 2018 in Rotterdam

The Dynamics of Inclusive Prosperity conference attracted participants from business, civil society, government and academia. The two conference days provided an excellent forum for presenting academic work and discussing the research agenda for the Erasmus Initiative with partners in society. The event was co-organized by the Initiative team and World Economic Forum (WEF) and supported by Philips and the Erasmus Trust fund. Approximately 200 participants enjoyed an open atmosphere during the variety of sessions. EUR rector prof. dr. Rutger Engels and WEF president Børge Brende gave welcoming speeches on Thursday. High representatives of WEF, Philips, UN Global Compact and Natixis sat in a panel and four breakout sessions attended topics regarding long-term leadership and the role of the financial sector in fostering long-term management in the business sector. In the second day a densely packed program provided the participant with academic presentations under the parallel themes “Regulating Responsibility” and “Responsible Finance”. The Dynamics of Inclusive Prosperity research initiative comprises scholars from ESL, RSM and ESPhil. 


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The Rector of the Erasmus University, Prof.dr. Rutger Engels (left) in conversation with the Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of Royal Philips, Prof. dr. Marnix van Ginneken (middle) and the President of the Erasmus Initiative Steering group and Dean of the Erasmus School of Law, Prof. dr. Suzan Stoter (right).

The panel discussion on the first day of the conference, moderated by Prof. dr. Jan-Peter Balkenende. From left to right: Prof. dr. Juliane Reinecke (King’s College London, King’s Business School), Prof. dr. Thorsten Beck (Cass Business School, Faculty of Finance), Børge Brende (President of the World Economic Forum), Fans van Houten (Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Royal Philips), Lise Kingo (Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of the UN Global Compact) and Christophe Lanne (Chief Transformation Officer of Natixis). 


The Erasmus Initiative ‘Dynamics of Inclusive Prosperity’ focuses on enabling as many people as possible to benefit from increasing prosperity, whilst minimising the negative consequences. Increased prosperity requires constant coordination of the changing needs and values of governments, businesses, citizens and entrepreneurs. In order to chart this dynamic field, scholars from Erasmus School of Law, Rotterdam School of Management and the Erasmus School of Philosophy are entering into a multidisciplinary partnership.

Mission statement of the Erasmus Research Initiative Dynamics of Inclusive Prosperity:


"To bring common sense concepts back in to academia from across a variety of disciplines to secure the social and environmental inclusiveness of prosperity creation and with these concepts and conceptual insights generate scientific and societal impact."


Professor Martin de Jong, Scientific Director of the Erasmus Research Initiative Dynamics of Inclusive Prosperity


This mission statement has been expressed in a speech by professor Martin de Jong during the Dynamics of Inclusive Prosperity conference. Read his full speech HERE.


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Here you can find a selection of papers and books that have been presented at the conference. 

Please contact in case you are interested in a paper that is not listed below


Albuquerque de Sousa, J. & Van Dijk, M. - The political consequences of financial development: Evidence from the opening of African stock exchanges 

Bartley, T. - Rules Without Rights - Land, Labor, and Private Authority in the Global Economy 

Dijkstra, G. - The role of regulation in preventing and solving Africa’s next debt crisis

Dimson, E., KarakaƟ, O. & Li, X. - Coordinated Engagements

Gianfrate, G. & Peri, M. - The Green Advantage: A Propensity-score Matching Analysis of Green Bonds’ Pricing at Issuance  

Ilhan, E. Sautner, Z. & Vilkov, G. - Carbon Tail Risk 

Kim, S. - De-Democratization of Firms 

Naudé Fourie, A. - A Revitalized Global Partnership for Development and the Need for Understanding its Dynamic Complexity: A Case Study of the Kenya Electricity Expansion Project/Olkaria

Papaioannou, E. & Aminadav, G. - Corporate Control around the World  

Reinecke, J. & Donaghey, J. - Collective Action and Social Partnership in Global Supply Chains: Lessons from the Bangladesh Accord  

Reinecke, J. & Donaghey, J. - When Industrial Democracy Meets Corporate Social Responsibility: A Comparison of the Bangladesh Accord and Alliance as Responses to the Rana Plaza Disaster 

Riley, C. & Akanmidu, O. - Making Parent Companies Pay for the Sins of Their Subsidiaries 

Schoenmaker, D. - Greening monetary policy

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