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Studies in Buddhist Economics, Management, and Policy

Introduction to Buddhist Economics

The Relevance of Buddhist Values in Contemporary Economy and Society

Authors: Ng, Ernest C. H.

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  • Introduces Buddhist Economics as an interdisciplinary subject at the fundamental level to audience with limited background in the field of either Buddhism or economics
  • Illustrates some core concepts in Buddhist teachings, their relevancy to economy and society, and means of achieving sustainability for individuals, society and the environment through the cultivation of ethical living and well-being
  • Presents and analyzes the relevance of Buddhist spirituality for ethical and sustainable economy in the contemporary context by drawing reference to a wide range of scholarly research from the fields of Buddhist studies, economics, behavioral finance, cognitive science, and psychology
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Living in a market-driven economy where short-term profit and economic growth appear to be the ultimate goal, this book explores how Buddhist teachings could bridge the divide between our spiritual and material needs and reconcile the tension between doing good for social interest and doing well for financial success. This book serves as a pioneering effort to systematically introduce Buddhist Economics as an interdisciplinary subject to audience with limited background in either Buddhism or economics. It elaborates some core concepts in Buddhist teachings, their relevance to economics, and means of achieving sustainability for individuals, society and the environment with the cultivation of ethical living and well-being. Through scholarly research from relevant fields including Buddhist studies, economics, behavioral finance, cognitive science, and psychology, this book illustrates the relevance of Buddhist values in the contemporary economy and society, as well as the efficacy of Buddhist perspectives on decision-making in daily life.

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Ernest C. H. Ng is Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Centre of Buddhist Studies at the University of Hong Kong, China, where he teaches an undergraduate course on Buddhism and Economics. His research interests include Buddhist economics, the intersection of spirituality and materiality, sustainable decision-making and mindfulness. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer at Tung Lin Kok Yuen, a Buddhist NGO with over 80 years of history dedicated to Buddhist teachings, education, and community services in Hong Kong. Prior to that he was the Chief Investment Officer at Sumeru Capital and a Vice President at Morgan Stanley's Principal Strategies team with over 15 years of experience in investment banking and asset management.  

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“Dr. Ernest Ng's work on Buddhist economics is an in-depth disquisition on a subject that has great contemporary relevance. The reader will not fail to notice how Buddhism combines economics with ethics. As Dhammapada, the Buddhist anthology of ethics says, ‘contentment is the highest wealth.’” (Yakupitiyage Karunadasa, Professor Emeritus, University of Kelaniya)

“At a time when economic issues are challenging governments and corporations with problems as far reaching as climate changes, wealth distribution, safety accountability, and sustainable practices, it is important to hear from any source that offers possible solutions. In this volume, we are led to explore the question of whether Buddhist teachings can change economic strategies to better serve our world. Can these teachings help our commercial enterprise in the goal of avoiding harm to ourselves and the environment while helping to create a sustainable and perhaps more profitable way of doing business?” (Lewis Lancaster, Professor Emeritus, University of California, Berkeley)

“Ernest Ng is an extremely inspiring advocate for the exploring of the relevance of Buddhist economics. This book offers an urgently needed perspective based on deep experience in Buddhist Economics and on thorough scholarship. Anyone concerned about how economics can bring real benefit to mankind and environment should read this book.” (Hendrik Opdebeeck, Professor of Philosophy, University of Antwerp)

“In what is a first of its kind, Dr. Ernest Ng weaves the wisdom of Buddhism with the power of market economics into a coherent whole, presented for students, teachers and investors seeking to manage capital on an integrated basis to optimize blended value. Introducing foundational concepts in economics and Buddhism, Dr. Ng brings his deep experience as a long-time professor of Buddhist Economics to share his insights and inform our perspectives.” (Jed Emerson, Senior Research Fellow, Center for Social Investment)


Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Introduction to Buddhist Economics
Book Subtitle
The Relevance of Buddhist Values in Contemporary Economy and Society
Authors
Series Title
Studies in Buddhist Economics, Management, and Policy
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-35114-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-35114-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-35113-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 201
Number of Illustrations
13 b/w illustrations
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