Prosperity without Growth – Foundations for the Economy of Tomorrow
A new edition of Prosperity Without Growth – the landmark work by CUSP Director Professor Tim Jackson – was launched at a special event on 19 December at the University of Surrey, which also celebrated his appointment as 2016 Hillary Laureate.
19 December 2016
The publication of Prosperity without Growth in 2009 was a landmark in the sustainability debate. Tim Jackson’s piercing challenge to conventional economics openly questioned the most highly-prized goal of politicians and economists alike: the continued pursuit of exponential economic growth. Its findings provoked controversy, inspired debate and led to a new wave of research building on its arguments and conclusions.
This substantially revised and re-written edition updates those arguments and considerably expands upon them. Jackson demonstrates that building a ‘post-growth’ economy is a precise, definable and meaningful task. Starting from clear first principles, he sets out the dimensions of that task: the nature of enterprise; the quality of our working lives; the structure of investment; the role of the money supply. He shows how the economy of tomorrow may be transformed in ways which protect employment, facilitate social investment, reduce inequality and deliver both ecological and financial stability.
Professor Jackson has been appointed 2016 Hillary Laureate in recognition of his exceptional leadership in the sustainability debate and his embodiment of the humanitarian commitment of Sir Edmund Hillary, founder of the Hillary Institute. The award ceremony on 19 December 2016 was hosted by the University of Surrey and also marked the launch of the revised and updated 2nd edition of Tim’s work on ecological economics. A video recording of the presentation will be available shortly.