POSTED: March 14, 2019
Economy | Society

Growing and Grown-up Economies: The Economics of Arrival

Book launch w Katherine Trebeck, Jeremy Williams, Irene Guijt and Tim Jackson
London, 13 May 2019, 4pm

In an age of climate change, inequality and environmental decline, is economic growth still a legitimate policy goal for every country? Growth is appropriate in contexts of scarcity, but is it time for richer countries to move to more qualitative forms of progress?

In their book The Economics of Arrival: ideas for a grown up economy, Dr Katherine Trebeck and Jeremy Williams suggest that growth leads to a point of ‘arrival’, where the work of growth is done and its continued pursuit brings mounting harm. New priorities emerge—a shift from acquiring more to making ourselves at home with what we already have.

Join the authors for a short presentation, followed by a discussion on the legitimacy of growth with Professor Tim Jackson, author of Prosperity Without Growth, and Dr Irene Guijt, the Head of Research and Publishing for Oxfam Great Britain.

Books will be available for purchase, and light refreshments will be provided.


80-86 Gray’s Inn Road
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
London, WC1X 8NH


Monday, 13 May 2018


The event is free to attend. Please register your attendance via Eventbrite. For further details, please contact

Praise for The Economics of Arrival:

“A compassionate guide to shifting gear, from an economy based on pursuit of growth to one that can discover the joy of what it has already achieved. We need this book.”
Neva Goodwin, Tufts University

“A must read for anyone who cares about social justice, the future of the biosphere and our place in it. Trebeck and Williams challenge us to think about what we owe to future generations and raise serious questions about pursuing economic growth as an end goal. An important and timely book worthy of a broad audience and vibrant discussion.”
Tim DiMuzio, University of Wollongong

“A mature and powerful contribution to the discussions and debates that will create visions for societies that work for both people and planet; a vital step towards change.”
Kate Pickett, University of York

This event is organised by the Green Economy Alliance and CUSP, with support from Policy Press.


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