Timothée Parrique

Timothée Parrique (pronounced “tea-mo-tay pa-rick”) is a social scientist, originally from Versailles, France.

He holds a PhD in economics from the Centre d’Études et de Recherches sur le Développement (University of Clermont Auvergne, France) and the Stockholm Resilience Centre (Stockholm University, Sweden). Titled “The political economy of degrowth” (2019), his dissertation explores the economic implications of the ideas of degrowth.

He is currently writing a book adaptation of his PhD dissertation.

Tim is also the lead author of “Decoupling debunked – Evidence and arguments against green growth” (2019), a report published by the European Environmental Bureau (EEB). He frequently writes about green growth and decoupling.

Tim is passionate about heterodox economics, philosophy of science, and academic writing. When not ranting about economics, Tim likes to surf, climb, and do backflips on his mountain bike – yes, it’s possible. (He also spends more time than he would like to admit playing chess online.)

He blogs at https://timotheeparrique.com and tweets at @timparrique.

degrowth march

A response to Daniel Driscoll: Another slice of degrowth bashing

Either we democratically plan a downscaling of production and consumption to reduce ecological footprints while securing wellbeing for everyone, or we keep pushing planetary boundaries until nature imposes sufficiency upon us through a lethal mix of resource shortages and climate catastrophes. Degrowth might be a hard sell but it’s still sexier than collapse.

March 4, 2024


A response to Hannah Ritchie: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Economic Growth

Perhaps the title of this piece is a bit too provocative. Even if Hannah Richie falls within the usual eco-modernist discourse, she is not obsessed with economic growth. This builds a good basis for agreement.

January 29, 2024


A response to The Economist: Shut up and let me grow

This article perpetuates this counter-productive bashing of alternatives. At a time where plan B are precisely what we lack, this mentality is tragically uneconomical.

May 24, 2023

Beyond Growth Conference

Post-growth Europe: 400+ experts call for wellbeing economy

As political leaders gather for a second conference at the European Parliament on how to move “beyond growth”, we, the undersigned academics and civil society organisations, see the geopolitical crisis as an opportunity to disengage from the socially and ecologically harmful growth competition and instead embrace a wellbeing cooperation.

May 18, 2023

Beyond Growth conference talk

Summary of my talk at the #BeyondGrowth conference on the impossibility of green growth and the necessity of degrowth

There is a rumour that is picking up speed in the media, affirming that it is possible to both produce more while polluting less. Some people call it “green growth.”

May 17, 2023

green growth

A response to Alessio Terzi: Degrowth for good. Dismantling capitalism to save humanity from climate catastrophe

Who is still actively defending green growth? There is Alessio Terzi, the author of Growth for Good: Reshaping Capitalism to Save Humanity from Climate Catastrophe (2022). In this article, I want to respond to a number of arguments developed in a chapter titled “Post-Growth Dystopia.”

May 8, 2023

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