Towards a Stock-Flow Consistent Ecological Macroeconomics. WWWforEurope Working Paper No. 114

  • Tim Jackson (University of Surrey)
  • Peter Victor (York University)
  • Ali Asjad Naqvi (WIFO)

Modern western economies (in the Euro area and elsewhere) face a number of challenges over the coming decades. Achieving full employment, meeting climate change and other key environmental targets, and reducing inequality rank amongst the highest of these. The conventional route to achieving these goals has been to pursue economic growth. But this route has created two critical problems for modern economies The first is that higher growth leads (ceteris parabis) to higher environmental impact. The second is that fragility in financial balances has accompanied relentless demand expansion.