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Tim Jackson

Associate Fellow


Tim Jackson is an ecological economist and writer. Since 2016, he has been director of the Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP) at the University of Surrey in the UK, where he is also Professor of Sustainable Development. From 2004 to 2011, he was Economics Commissioner for the UK Sustainable Development Commission, where his work culminated in the publication of Prosperity without Growth (2009/2017), which was subsequently translated into 17 foreign languages. His latest book is Post Growth – Life after Capitalism. Jackson received an MA in philosophy from the University of Western Ontario and a PhD in physics from the University of St Andrews. He is a fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts, the Academy of Social Sciences, and the Belgian Royal Academy of Science. In addition to his academic work, he is an award-winning dramatist with numerous radio-writing credits for the BBC.