Coordination Group

Albert Bouffage

Albert Bouffange is a PhD student in political economy at SciencesPo Lyon and the INRIA centre of Grenoble-Alpes University. He investigates historical examples that allow us to understand the possible institutional changes and trajectories associated with a throughput reduction (post-growth “transformation”) in the case of France, by linking political economy and metabolic analysis. He studied social sciences and economics at the ENS Paris-Saclay.

Lukas Godé

Lukas (he/him) is a PhD candidate at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences. His passion for postgrowth economics never ceased to develop since his first contact with the field in 2018. In his current research, he explores the labor work on which consumption in high-income countries currently relies, and postgrowth-oriented options for the future of work. His research builds on the idea that in a time-constrained world, a good life for all within limits requires a fair international distribution of work.

Jérôme Hambye-Verbrugghen

Jérôme is a doctoral student in Economics at Strasbourg University, where his thesis focuses on the dynamics of energy use, looking at how digitalization, as a particular technological change, structurally affects and drives these dynamics. Jérôme is also exploring how methodological choices impact empirical results and their implications for the field of energy and exergy economics. With this he expects to improve his own understanding of sectoral dynamics and their contribution to structural changes. 

Beyond his thesis, Jérôme has grown passionate about open science practices, especially concerning open data and open software and currently holds a temporary position as a trainer, to share best practices in open science with peers and students. Outside of academia, he is also a cat lover, cooking-aficionado, techno-music fan, and bike-tourism rookie.

Bernat Pla i Ordeig

Bernat is a masters student in economics at the Universitat de Barcelona, on the path towards a PhD. He has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of Glasgow, and is also a substitute math professor at university. He has been independently researching ecological economics for some years, looking for a new mechanism that will allow for overcoming the growth imperative and lead to a more democratic economy while keeping the positive aspects of free markets. In particular, he is interested in exploring the combination of full reserve financial systems with a high guaranteed minimum income, a Georgian single tax on amortized property and a gradual limitation in natural resource use.

He is also currently developing a board-game to explore the possibilities for a transition towards such a new system of incentives.

Giacomo Ravaioli

Giacomo is a PhD Student at the University of Lisbon, currently doing a visiting period at Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna and the University of Pisa. His research focuses on the use of ecological macroeconomic models to assess the structural change and eco-social policies required to concurrently reduce economic inequality and carbon emissions, and the implications of different growth regimes for this. His background in energy engineering led to a particular interest in the role of energy in economics and for well-being, with future plans to study sufficiency policies to provide decent living to everyone while respecting planetary boundaries.

Jane Torbert

Jane Torbert (she/her) is a PhD Candidate in Economics at Universität Leipzig. Her current research in the field of ecological and environmental economics is concerned with the Zero Waste city. More specifically, she empirically evaluates the merits of this strategy which seeks to reduce household waste production and bring circularity to waste management. Since her first contact with degrowth in 2022, she was fascinated and has dedicated her research efforts to this topic — in the future, with heavy pluralistic and interdisciplinary collaboration. She also strives to bring science to the people and to make it accessible (in many senses) for everyone.