Prosperity without Growth – the Update

Prosperity without Growth – the Update

Foundations for the economy of tomorrow
Cover "Wohlstand ohne Wachstum - Das Update" by Tim JacksonCreator: Heinrich Boell Foundation. All rights reserved.

When Prosperity without Growth was first published seven years ago, it quickly became 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; and the role of the money supply. He shows how the economy of tomorrow may be transformed in ways that protect employment, facilitate social investment, reduce inequality and deliver both ecological and financial stability.

Following Tim Jackson‘s book presentation, Barbara Unmüßig will discuss the main arguments of the book with Andreas Novy and the author. Afterwards, we invite you to an informal reception.

Book presentation and discussion with:

  • Tim Jackson, Director, Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity,  University of Surrey, UK
  • Andreas Novy, Head, Institute for Multi-Level Governance and Development, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria
  • Barbara Unmüßig, President, Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, Germany


18:00 Book presentation „Prosperity without Growth – the Update“ (Tim Jackson, Barbara Unmüßig)
18:30 Panel discussion (Tim Jackson, Andreas Novy, Barbara Unmüßig)
19:15 Open discussion


The event will have simultaneous translation and will be transmitted as livestream.
Registration is not necessary.

Kristin Funke
Phone: +49 (0)30 285 34 310