Seán Fearon, QUB, 'Measuring the transition - developing an ecological-economic indicator framework for a post-growth future'.
Abstract: Ecological economics and post-growth political economy is increasingly turning towards the task of developing tools to assist in the transition away from ecocidal visions of endless economic expansion in a finite planetary system. These include macroeconomic models, frameworks for achieving sufficient social outcomes within planetary boundaries, and tools for measuring the effects of post-growth policy. Focusing on structural growth dependencies and drivers of economic expansion, and organised around a post-growth capital class framework, this research seeks to contribute to this task by developing a framework of ecological-economic indicators that might coherently and accurately measure the transition towards, and the existence of, a defined post-growth dispensation.
|Dr Michele Crepaz