David Korowicz is a physicist who studies the interactions between economics, energy, climate change, food security, supply chains, and complexity.
Conventional macroeconomics is not up to the task of understanding society’s a changing risk landscape. Other tools are needed. David has been a pioneer in drawing upon ideas from fields such as ecology, complexity and systems science, and behavioral science to shed light on emergent risks, vulnerabilities and uncertainties. He has written influential studies on the nature of the globalised economy as a complex living system; the financial and socio-economic implications of a peak in global oil production; the propagation of financial and monetary shocks through trade networks and critical infrastructures; and the limits to growth.
David an independent consultant. He was a ministerial appointment to the council of Comhar, Ireland’s sustainable development commission. He was head of research at The Ecology Foundation, and is on the executive committee of Feasta, The Foundation for the Economics of Sustainability - a think-tank.