Capitalism and Crises: How to Fix Them with Professor Colin Mayer


Capitalism and Crises: How to Fix Them with Professor Colin Mayer

Wed, 12/06/2024 - 14:45 to 15:45
Professor Colin Mayer, Emeritus Professor of Management Studies
School of Government & the Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford

The world is encountering multiple crises - climate, droughts, floods, energy, food, and pandemics, to name a few. We have a problem, this is the solution. Capitalism and Crises is about how capitalism can fix them - how it can solve not cause them. The reason why it has caused them is that we have misconceived the nature of our capitalist system. We have failed to understand the key institution at the heart of it - business - and as a result we have allowed it to cause as well as solve problems. This book describes why this has happened and what needs to change to address it: it will take you through how the capitalist system operates, where it fails and why, and it will demonstrate that at the core of the problem is the key driver of capitalism and that is profit - the way in which we resource and reward those who run the system.

Students are cordially invited to register for an exclusive session conducted by Professor Colin Mayer scheduled for June 12 at 14.45 - 15.45 . The session will take place on campus. Kindly note that seats are limited, and registration can be completed through PDMS -

Panmure House also welcomes students to watch the public lecture via livestream on Zoom ( or YouTube ( on the 13 June at 18:00.