Beth Stratford

Beth Stratford


I am ESRC-funded PhD student looking at how and why to guard against rent extraction and rent-seeking in a resource-constrained (and likely growth-constrained) future. 

I am a member of the Post-Growth Economics Network, a co-founder of the London Renters Union, and a teaching assistant on the 'Introduction to Ecological Economics' module (SOEE5094M) for masters students.

I have a background in:

  • lecturing (at Masaryk Uni, Roehampton Uni and CAT Graduate School);
  • campaigning for financial reform (e.g. initiating and convening the Transforming Finance conference and network in 2013 and the Just Banking conference in 2012);
  • campaigning on climate/energy (including for 10:10 Global and Friends of the Earth Scotland);
  • editing (e.g. David Fleming's Lean Logic and TEQs report);
  • film making (e.g. Cheat Neutral)

Research interests

  • Post-growth Political Economy 
  • Land and housing market reform
  • Money and Finance (particular Minksy's financial instability hypothesis; the debate around monetary reform)
  • Values, motivation and behaviour (particularly the theoretical and empirical work underpinning the Common Cause agenda)
  • The debate around the valuation of 'nature'


  • MSc in Ecological Economics and Ecosystem Services, University of Edinburgh
  • Diploma in Social Research Methods, University of Roehampton
  • BA (Hons) in Social and Political Science, University of Cambridge