Fabien Medvecky is a lecturer in Science Communication at the Centre for Science Communication, University of Otago. He works on the role of value, especially ethical and economic values, in science communication. He is the sitting president of the Science Communicators’ Association of New Zealand.
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In this talk, I show that whatever this “science for economic growth” agenda might do to science, its biggest flaw is that it rests on a naive reading of economic theory. I then consider why this flawed reading of economic theory persists in underpinning our view of science’s value and I argue we need to reconsider how we see and present the relationship between science and economic growth.