PEN organises online seminars to discuss research contributions from PEN members as well as from external speakers. The seminars usually last 90 min and can take different formats, for example a research presentation followed by discussion or short contributions discussing a topic from different perspectives.

Details on upcoming seminars will be announced through the mailing list. External participants are welcome to join (contact us to register).

We are always looking for new suggestions. Please contact us if you want to present your research or have an idea for a seminar topic.

Upcoming Seminars

Currently, there are no seminars planned.

Previous Seminars

No one has time to listen to anything – policy-making beyond growth in the EU. May 19th, 4-5:30pm CET,

Why is EU policymaking still focussed so much on GDP, despite all the talk about social and ecological goals? What are the major barriers to move beyond GDP? And what is needed to make the EU growth independent? Based on ZOEs research and several years of experience working in EU policy consulting Jakob will shed light on these questions.

Format: 20-30 min input presentation by Jakob Hafele from the ZOE institute (, then discussion.

Marketing, Consumption, and Economic Growth. The role of marketing as a growth driver and potential catalyst for a post-growth transition. Thursday March 24th 2022, with Dimitar Sabev. Recording of the session: Link

Fiscal policy for a post-growth economy and the transition. Tuesday, 9th of November 2021.

Justice as a Social Bargain and Optimisation Problem. Andreas Siemoneit, 30th of September 2021, link to working paper

Does monetary hierarchy cause ecologically unequal exchange? Christopher Olk, 29th of July 2021

Relationship-to-Profit Theory: A New Way of Understanding the Economy. Jennifer Hinton, 27th of May 2021

Discussion: Is there a monetary growth imperative? Speakers: Christian Arnsperger and Louison Cahen-Fourot. Chair: Anja Janischewski, 26th of April

Interest-bearing loans and unpayable debts in slow-growing economies: insights from ten historical cases. Tilman Hartley, 25th of March 2021