The Post-Covid-19 Reality and Economic Theory

  • Prof. Dr. Zoran Trputec, Professor Emeritus University of Modern Sciences-CKM, Zalik b.b., 88000 Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Assist. Prof. Dr. Nataša Šantić University of Modern Sciences-CKM, Zalik b.b., 88000 Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Keywords: sustainable development, paradigm, Covid-19, business as usual, nested subsystems, neoclassical economics


This paper examines interconnectedness between Covid-19 and six nested subsystems of our planet: people, economy, society, anthroposphere, biosphere and planetosphere. It argues the complexity inside of them and in their interactions. The main question is what paradigmatic shift related to sustainable development economics did Covid-19 initiate, and what are the changes in paradigmatic manifestations of a post Covid-19 sustainable economic theory. Through comparison between neoclassical economics together with neoclassical paradigm manifestations, and what should be changed to avoid business as usual and enhance environmental economy, the paper concludes  that much of everyday economic intellectual constructs and activities, including dominant economic theory is the part of the present reality that is not sustainable and has to be changed.


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How to Cite
Trputec, Z. and Šantić, N. (2020) “The Post-Covid-19 Reality and Economic Theory”, Mednarodno inovativno poslovanje = Journal of Innovative Business and Management, 12(2), pp. 1-12. doi: 10.32015/JIBM.2020.
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