Streaming links

The entire conference will be live-streamed and can be joined at any time without pre-registration via Zoom at:                                                                                               Meeting ID: 641 2485 2412 (no passcode required)

Session 4 (panel discussion) (starting from 2.Jun 14:45) and the closing words of the conference will be live-streamed via:


About the conference

The conference is a part of a Horizon 2020 project Individual Behaviour and Economic Performance (IBEP) led by Tallinn University of Technology. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme under Grant Agreement No 952574.

The 2-day event aims to bring together economists from different schools of thought, philosophers of economics, and other social scientist studying economic growth and methodology of economics. The conference will provide an opportunity for attendees to bridge the gaps between different methodological approaches and develop a more integrated multidisciplinary perspective on economic growth and economic performance. Selected papers from the conference will be considered for publication in a journal special issue.

The event is organised by Michiru Nagatsu, N. Emrah Aydinonat, and Milutin Stojanovic and hosted by the Centre for Philosophy of Social Science (TINT) and Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science (HELSUS), University of Helsinki.

You can see the call for abstracts for the conference in the file:  Cfp Economic growth and its enemies

The venue

The conference will take place at The Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Helsinki, located in the Metsätalo building, Unioninkatu 40, Helsinki (inaccessible entrance also via Fabianinkatu 39). (Google maps location).

The conference presentations will be held at Hall 1 (fin. Sali 1) on the ground floor. Coffee and refreshments will be served in the corridor.

Conference Program

See the full program in the file  Conference Program _Growth & Its Enemies

Summary of the program

Day 1  (Jun 1st)

09-09:15            Arrival, coffee, mingling

09:15-9:30        Opening words: Michiru Nagatsu

9:30-11:30         Session 1: Alternatives to growth

11:30-13:00       Lunch break

13:00-14:30:     Keynote 1:  Tiina Heikkinen   “On Degrowth and Agrowth: Mathematical Economics Approach”

14:30-14:45      Coffee break

14:45-16:45      Session 2: Political economy of growth

18:00                  Conference dinner

Day 2  (Jun 2nd)

09:15-09:30      Arrival, coffee, mingling

09:30-11:30       Session 3: Economic performance in practice

11:30-13:00        Lunch break

13:00-14:30:      Keynote 2:  Jeroen van den Bergh                                                                                                                       “Agrowth, for Scientific and Political Reasons”

14:30-14:45       Coffee break

14:45-16:45        Session 4 (panel discussion): The 4-Day Workweek: A Win-Win Solution for the Economy and Society?

16:45-17:00       Closing words

17:00                  End of the conference