Female, , birthday 20th February
Joined February 2019

Kate Raworth (“Ray-worth”) is a renegade economist focused on exploring the economic mindset needed to address the 21st century’s social and ecological challenges, and is the creator of the Doughnut of social and planetary boundaries.

She is a Senior Visiting Research Associate at Oxford University’s Environmental Change Institute, where she teaches on the Masters in Environmental Change and Management. She is also a Senior Associate at the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership.

Her internationally acclaimed idea of Doughnut Economics has been widely influential amongst sustainable development thinkers, progressive businesses and political activists, and she has presented it to audiences ranging from the UN General Assembly to the Occupy movement. Her book, Doughnut Economics: seven ways to think like a 21st century economist was published in 2017 and has been translated into 15 languages.

Over the past 20 years, Kate’s career has taken her from working with micro-entrepreneurs in the villages of Zanzibar to co-authoring the Human Development Report for UNDP in New York, followed by a decade as Senior Researcher at Oxfam.

She holds a first class BA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics, and an MSc in Economics for Development, both from Oxford University. She is a member of the Club of Rome and serves on several advisory boards, including the Stockholm School of Economics’ Global Challenges programme, the University of Surrey’s Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity, and Oxford University’s Environmental Change Institute.

She has written extensively for media including The Guardian, The New Statesman,, and, and has contributed to many radio programmes including for BBC Radio 4, The World Service, ABC and NPR, as well as television including CNN World News, Al-Jazeera, BBC, ITV and CBC. The Guardian has named her as “one of the top ten tweeters on economic transformation”.

She blogs at and tweets @kateraworth.


Key Skills







It’s Time for Economics to Get Animated!


Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st Century Economist. 

How would you explain 21st century economics in just a minute? I've had the privilege of working with some of the world's best stop-motion animators to bring new economic thinking to life on screen. Please feel free to show them in the classroom, in workshops, in public talks, and to share them widely on social media.


1. Change the Goal

From GDP to the Doughnut



2. Tell a New Story

From the neoliberal narrative to a story fit for our times


3. Nurture Human Nature

From rational economic man to social adaptable humans



4. Get Savvy with Systems

From mechanical equilibrium to dynamic complexity



5. Design to Distribute

From ‘growth will even it up again’ to distributive by design



6. Create to Regenerate

From 'growth will clean it up again' to regenerative by design



7. Be Agnostic about Growth

From growth addicted to growth agnostic



And now…It’s Time for Planetary Economics

Why it's time to think big about the economy






Dana Amma-Day

Brilliant post thank you x


Dana Amma-Day

This is so brilliant x


Pete Lawrence

Love your animations, @Kate Raworth


Tim Regester

Terrific stuff.

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