Pisa, Italy

Back to the roots of Ecological Economics

when 11 June 2022 - 14 June 2022
language English
duration 1 week
credits 3 EC
fee EUR 250

This course will cover both theoretical and applied topics.

The participants will be introduced to the thought of scholars who are considered to be the forefathers of ecological economics and the degrowth movement. Georgescu Roegen and his epistemology, based on process philosophy, will be at centre stage. Nonetheless, the presentation of other important authors will highlight the rich diversity of the whole theoretical picture.

This will serve as the basis to critically discuss some of the major challenges of a fair transition towards sustainability in the new post-COVID epoch.
Activities will be held intensively throughout the day, combining lectures, discussions, and group work. Some special sessions will give participants the opportunity of interacting with the students attending the “Sustainable transitions in employment, economic welfare, and the environment” and the “POE” summer schools.

Course leader

Prof. Tommaso Luzzati

Target group

The course is thought for the student participants to the ESEE 2022 conference.
This, however, do not exlude admission of non participants. Indeed it is open to students at advanced stages of their university career and young researchers in the field of Ecological Economics and Sustainability Studies.
Curricula in natural sciences and science and technology studies may be eligible as well.

Course aim

The Course aims to provide participants with the founding epistemological and analytical tools in Ecological Economics. This will help with both, understanding the current sustainability challenges and the recent evolutions in the postgrowth/degrowth ideas.

Fee info

EUR 250: tuition fees


Available. There will be at least 10 grants of 50 euro each.
Please write to the coordinator for further details.

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