The scientific committee is under the supervision of Friedrich Hinterberger, president of SERI. Fabrice Flipo is vice-president.

Members :

Mauro Bonaiuti teaches at l’Università di Modena e Reggio, important thinker in the area of degrowth in Italy

Alain Caillé, , Professor of economy and sociology at Paris X university (Nanterre). Founder of the MAUSS journal (Anti-utilitarian movement in social sciences) and president. Auteur, notamment, de : Critique de la raison utilitaire, La Découverte, 1989 ; Don, intérêt et désintéressement, La Découverte, 1994 ; Anthropologie du don, Desclée de Brouwer, Paris 2000.

Maurie Cohen is Associate Professor of environmental policy at the New Jersey Institute (USA) and Reader with the Sustainability Research Institute at the University of Leeds (UK). He is also the editor of Sustainability: Science, Practice, and Policy and the editor (with Joseph Murphy) of Exploring Sustainable Consumption: Environmental Policy and the Social Sciences (Elsevier, 2001).

Herman E. Daly, Ecological economist and professor at the School of Public Policy of University of Maryland in the United States. Previously Senior Economist in the Environment Department of the World Bank. Co-founder and associate editor of the journal Ecological Economics. Author of numerous books, including "Steady-State Economics" (1977; 1991), "Valuing the Earth" (1993), "Beyond Growth" (1996), "Ecological Economics", "the Ecology of Economics" (1999), and "for the Common Good" (1989; 1994).

Richard Douthwaite, economist and co-founder of Feasta: The Foundation for the Economics of Sustainability, an Irish based economic think tank. Author of "The Growth Illusion" (1992), "Short Circuit" (1996) and the "Ecology of Money" (1999).

Fabrice Flipo,Maître de conférences en philosophie, TELECOM & Management SudParis, Laboratoire CEMANTIC / Groupe de Recherche ETOS. Auteur de Justice, nature et liberté, Parangon, 2007; Le développement durable, Bréal, 2007; Ecologie des infrastructures numériques, Hermès, 2007.

Jean Gadrey, emeritus professor at University of Lille 1. He published in 2006, with F. Jany-Catrice, "The new indicators of well-being and development", Palgrave-Macmillan

Alain Gras, Professeur de sociologie, directeur du CETCOPRA Paris 1, auteur de Le choix du feu, Fayard, 2007; Les macrosystèmes techniques, PUF, 1997 ; Fragilité de la puissance - se libérer de l'emprise technologique, Fayard, 2003.

Jacques Grinevald, Professor of Global Ecology and Sustainable Development at the "Institut des Hautes Etudes Internationales et du Développement", Geneva. Philosopher and historian of technological and scientific development. Disciple and translator of Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen (La Décroissance : entropie-écologie-économie, 1979, 1995, 2006). Member of ESEE.

Bernard Guibert, Statistician (INSEE), qualified at école polytechnique, Doctor in Economy. Member of the green party.

Friedrich Hinterberger, Friedrich Hinterberger, born in 1959, was trained as an economist at universities of Linz and Giessen. He is founding President of the sustainable Europe Research Institute (SERI) and heading SERI's Vienna office. He has vast experience in the research of ecological economics both in national and international projects. He worked as a Senior Economist and Officer in Charge of the Department of Material Flows and Structural Change at the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy and has published on Environmental and Ecological Economics as well as on Social Policy. He is also a visiting lecturer at various universities.

Roefie Hueting,advisor of the Foundation SNI Research, is the founder of the department of environmental statistics at Statistics Netherlands (1969). He brought out the ‘Methodology for the calculation of sustainable national income (SNI)’ (1992), together with Bart de Boer en Peter Bosch. He wrote about 150 articles and papers and three books. He was amongst other things in the 1980’s a contributing member of the UNEP-World Bank ‘Working Group Environmental Accounting for Sustainable Development’ and contributed to the collection with the same title (WB, 1989). He received the UN Global 500 Award, is Officer in the Orde of Oranje Nassau (a royal honour) and was nominated by Jan Tinbergen for the Sasakawa Prize.

Serge Latouche, Emeritus Professor at the University of Paris XI, Author of "le Pari de la Decroissance" (the bet of Degrowth) and many other publication on the subject of degrowth.

Fred Luks Dr. rer. Pol., degree in social economy and economics. He studied economy at the Hamburg University for Economics and Politics and at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Further research undertaken at New York University, the University of California at Berkeley, freelance work for the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy, a substitute professorship at the Hamburg Open University and several national and international lectures. Member of SERI.

Sylvia Lorek, Researcher and policy consultant for sustainable consumption since 1993. From 1998 to 1999, she worked as a researcher at the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy, and Project Coordinator for the German Federal Environmental Agency on "Priorities, tendencies, and indicators of environmentally conscious consumer behaviour." Since 2000 she is working with the Sustainable Europe Research Institute on studies and as consultant for national und international organisations. (OECD, EU, EEA, Wuppertal Institute, ProSus Norway etc.)

Joan Martinez-Alier, Professor Dept Economics and Economic History at the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona. He is the author of Ecological Economics: Energy, Environment and Society (1987) and The Environmentalism of the Poor: A Study of Ecological Conflicts and Valuation (2002). Founding member and President (2006, 20078) of the International Society for Ecological Economics.

Oksana Mont, Associate Professor at the International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics at Lund University, Sweden. She has been working in the area of sustainable production and consumption in the last 10 years.

Inge Ropke, Associate Professor at the Technical University of Denmark, Departement of Manufacturing Engineering and Management. Her research concerns the develoment of modern ecological economics as well as changes in everyday life, technology, and consumption in an environmental perspective.

Christer Sanne, has been working with future studies in many fields: traffic and town planning, care and health systems and work and the use of time. I am now retired from a post as teacher/researcher at KTH (Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm) but keep up some work. My latest book (2007, in Swedish) is called "Keynes grandchildren" with reference to his vision of a society which has solved "the production problem" allowing us to enjoy our leisure rather than spoiling the earth by overproducing.

François Schneider, Co-founder of Research and Degrowth; SERI Member. Worked at INSA-France, CML in Holland, IIÖ and SERI in Austria, Estonian Nature Fund, INETI-Portugal.

Wolfgang Sachs, President of Research Unit at the Wuppertal institute. He coordinates the Project "Globalization and Sustainability" and PhD Collegium "Environment and Fairness in the World Trade Regime" in the Wuppertal Institute.

Joachim H. Spangenberg, ALARM-Projekt / Biozönoseforschung, Socio-economics in biodiversity/Dept. of Community Ecology, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ

Sigrid Stagl, SPRU, University of Sussex. She's an evolutionary/institutional economist who works in the interdisciplinary field of ecological economics. She got the first PhD in Ecological Economics worldwide. She's vice-president of ESEE.


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