Giorgos Kallis

Giorgos Kallis

Giorgos Kallis is an ecological economist, political ecologist, and Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies (ICREA) Professor at the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology, Barcelona. He is the coordinator of the European Network of Political Ecology and editor of Degrowth: A Vocabulary for a New Era (2014). His research is motivated by a quest to cross conceptual divides between the social and the natural domains, with particular focus on the political-economic roots of environmental degradation and its uneven distribution along lines of power, income, and class. His current work explores the hypothesis of sustainable degrowth as a solution to the dual economic and ecological crisis. He was previously a Marie Curie Fellow at the Energy and Resources group at UC Berkeley, and he holds a PhD in Environmental Policy from the University of the Aegean, an MSc in Economics from Universitat Pompeu Fabra, and an MSc in Environmental Engineering and a Bachelors in Chemistry from Imperial College, London.

GTI Contributions
Roundtable contribution on Why Ecosocialism - Giorgos Kallis
Contribution to GTI Roundtable Do Red and Green Mix?

December 2018

Democratic socialism has emerged as the progressive alternative to neoliberalism and populist authoritarianism. But the devil is in the details.

Commentary on The Struggle for Meaningful Work - Giorgos Kallis
Contribution to GTI Roundtable "Meaningful Work"

February 2017

Commentary on Marxism and Ecology - Giorgos Kallis
Contribution to GTI Roundtable "Marxism and Ecology"

October 2015

Commentary on Economics for a Full World - Giorgos Kallis
Contribution to GTI Roundtable "Full-World Economics"

June 2015

The Degrowth Alternative

February 2015

The "degrowth movement" has captured wide attention in recent years. Giorgos Kallis, an eminent scholar of this movement, explains its aims of opening up space for imagining and enacting alternative visions to modern growth-based development.

Commentary by Nicholas Ashford, Maurie Cohen, Herman Daly, Al Hammond, Michael Karlberg, Rajesh Makwana, Mary Mellor, Robert Nadeau, Robert Paehlke, Richard Rosen, Tilman Santarius, Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker, Allen White, and Anders Wijkman, and a response from the author