Most U.S. States Face ‘Progress Recession’

Cross-posted from University of Vermont Communications January 26, 2018 There’s an old adage in business that says, “You can’t manage what you can’t measure.” This philosophy guides a growing number of economic studies in the U.S. that move beyond narrow notions of economic success, to broader and more nuanced definitions of progress. One such measureContinue reading“Most U.S. States Face ‘Progress Recession’”

Recruiting PhD Students for “Leadership for the Ecozoic” Partnership

Position: The Gund Institute for Environment at the University of Vermont (UVM) in Burlington, Vermont and McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, seek up to ten PhD students to join the Leadership for the Ecozoic partnership in Fall 2018. The cohort will focus broadly on developing and applying systems-based approaches to ecological economics, law, ethics, andContinue reading“Recruiting PhD Students for “Leadership for the Ecozoic” Partnership”

First E4A Grad Making Waves at World Bank

Phoebe Spencer, our first Ph.D. graduate from the Economics for the Anthropocene partnership, is making waves at the World Bank. Check out this short article about Phoebe’s new work: Ph.D. research on feminist economics is currently under review. Her full dissertation entitled “Shaping Policy in the Anthropocene: Gender Justice as a Social, Economics,Continue reading“First E4A Grad Making Waves at World Bank”

Pathways to Vermont’s Energy and Greenhouse Gas Goals

I was honored to help kick off the Vermont Energy and Climate Summit today hosted by Vermont Governor Phil Scott, Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger, and Burlington Electric General Manager Neale Lunderville, and organized by Vermont’s Energy Action Network. EAN’s Leigh Seddon and I presented current trends in Vermont’s energy mix and greenhouse gas emissions (GHG)Continue reading“Pathways to Vermont’s Energy and Greenhouse Gas Goals”

Building a Clean Water Economy

[Cross-posted from The Independent, Aug. 23, 2017] Imagine an investment opportunity with a guaranteed return of at least 400 percent within a year. You put in a dollar and get back five over twelve months. Year after year. Guaranteed. Completely legal. No strings attached. Would you take it? My hunch is many might jump atContinue reading“Building a Clean Water Economy”

New Chapter on “Input-Output Analysis” in Ecological Economics Handbook

I’m proud to have co-authored a chapter with former graduate student Mindy Kane for the new Routledge Handbook of Ecological Economics. The handbook was edited by ecological economist Clive Spash and “demonstrates the dynamism of ecological economics in a wide-ranging collection of state-of-the-art essays.” Our contribution on input-output analysis highlights “one of the early empiricalContinue reading“New Chapter on “Input-Output Analysis” in Ecological Economics Handbook”

Waking the Sleeping Giant Premiere

My latest film collaboration, Waking the Sleeping Giant, premiered this month at the Thin Line Festival. We were thrilled to be honored with the Best Documentary Feature. Check out the news story in the Denton Record Chronicle. Up next is our Canadian premiere at the DOXA Documentary Film Festival in Vancouver. Thanks Denton, Texas forContinue reading“Waking the Sleeping Giant Premiere”

The Medium is the Message

This is the title of chapter 2 from Teaching as a Subversive Activity by Neil Postman and Charles Weingartner. Published in 1969, it was described as a ” no-holds-barred assault on outdated teaching methods, with dramatic and practical proposals on how education can be made relevant to today’s world.” Well, unfortunately, it couldn’t be moreContinue reading“The Medium is the Message”

To Rome and Back Again

Last week I participated in an expert meeting between the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The 3-day meeting at FAO Headquarters in Rome was focused on the intersection of climate change, land use, and food security, in preparation for a special report inContinue reading“To Rome and Back Again”