Christian Arnsperger
Full professor

University of Lausanne
Institute of geography and sustainability
Mouline - Géopolis 3622
CH-1015 Lausanne
Phone +41 21 692 4331


Christian Arnsperger is professor of sustainability and economic anthropology at the Institute for Geography and Sustainability (IGD) of the Faculty of Geoscience and Environmental Studies (FGSE). He holds a PhD in economics from the University of Louvain (Belgium) and has been teaching and researching for many years at the interface between economic analysis, human sciences, and existential philosophy. A specialist of post-consumerist/ post-growth economic alternatives and of the link between ecological transition and the change of mentalities and lifestyles, he is also a former scientific adviser to the Alternative Bank Switzerland (ABS).

At the IGD, Prof. Arnsperger more specifically centers his activities around the following areas:

  • Monetary theory and the macroeconomics of sustainability
  • Sustainable lifestyles and existential economics
  • Permacircularity, convivialism, and sustainability
  • Sustainable culture and indigenous knowledge
  • The cultural roots of unsustainability in the United States

For more details about these areas, click on "Research domains" in the sidebar.

To visit Prof. Arnsperger's blog, "Permacircular Horizons," please click here.