Time: 14:30-16:30, Thursday, October 20, 2022
Speaker: Dr. Timothée Parrique (Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Economics in Lund University, Sweden)
Chair: Dr. Chien-Yi Lu (Research Fellow, Institute of European and American Studies, Academia Sinica)
Organizer: Farm for Change, Institute of European and American Studies, Academia Sinica
Contact: Miss Lin, +886-2-3789-7222, firstname.lastname@example.org
Since the onset of the pandemic, the concept of degrowth has experienced a steady rise in popularity. But what does it mean for an economy to degrow? This talk will present the concept of degrowth and its implications in terms of economic organization. Dr. Timothée Parrique will retrace the history of that controversial idea and discuss where it fits in today’s ideological landscape.
The talk will clarify common misunderstandings around the term, often associated with recession, austerity, asceticism, and authoritarianism. It will also ponder on important questions concerning the economics of degrowth: Is degrowth compatible with capitalism? Does degrowth mean the end of innovation? Can we eradicate poverty, reduce inequality, and create jobs without growth? Is economic growth necessary to maintain or improve wellbeing?