Working Groups

Seminar group

The seminar working group organises regular PEN seminars, which are held online. The seminars can take different formats, such as research presentations followed by a Q&A session, or group discussions on selected topics. Everyone is welcome to present their work, whether you are a PhD student, a more experienced researcher or a practitioner working on post-growth topics. Giving a seminar is a great opportunity to obtain feedback on your work in a friendly atmosphere. If you would like to present your work at a seminar or would like to get involved, please get in touch.

PhD group

The PEN PhD group is a space for PhD students interested in post-growth economics to talk about their research ideas, present preliminary results and discuss questions related to post-growth economics. The main aim is to connect more to like minded people in a similar situation and have the possibility to mutually support each other. Currently, the group meets once a month online to listen to and discuss a presentation by one of its members, or alternatively talk about a paper.

If you are a PhD student interested in post-growth economics research, member of the PEN mailing list, and if you are motivated to actively contribute to the meetings of the group, you are very welcome to join. To do so please send us a message.


Communications group

We are currently in the process of setting up a communications group, which will be responsible for keeping the website up to date and promote the activities of PEN via social media channels and other means. We are looking for volunteers to help us set this up. If you are keen, please get in touch.

Working Paper Series

The PEN working paper series is coordinated by the editorial working group, which receives submissions, organises reviewers and publishes the final working papers. The working papers are reviewed by members from the network. If you are interested in becoming a reviewer or want to contribute to the editorial board, you can get in touch.


Coordination group

The coordination group is responsible for coordinating the overall activities of the network to make sure they are in line with our mission statement, code of conduct and organising principles. The members of the coordination group are elected by the members of the network and serve for two years in overlapping terms. That means that half of the coordination group positions are elected each year in the autumn. At the time of the election we are always looking for members to join the coordination group. Keep an eye on the mailing for details on nominations and the electoral process in the run-up to the election.