Jason Hickel is an economic anthropologist whose work focuses on global inequality and political ecology. He was born and raised in Swaziland (now Eswatini) where his parents were doctors at the height of the AIDS crisis. He is known for his books The Divide: A Brief Guide to Global Inequality and its Solutions (2017) and Less is More: How Degrowth Will Save the World (2020). He is a Professor at the Institute for Environmental Science and Technology at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, a Visiting Senior Fellow at the International Inequalities Institute at the London School of Economics, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. As of 2020 he serves on the Harvard-Lancet Commission on Reparations and Redistributive Justice, on the Statistical Advisory Panel for the UN Human Development Report, and on the advisory board for the Green New Deal for Europe.