Recommended Reading List
General Books about Ecological and Alternative Economics
Small is Beautiful: Economics as if People Mattered by EF Schumacher
What Then Must We Do? by Gar Alperovitz
Ecological Economics for the Anthropocene, Peter G. Brown and Peter Timmerman, eds. 2015
Enough is Enough: Building a Sustainable Economy in a World of Finite Resources, by Rob Dietz, Dan O’Neill, Herman Daly
Governing the commons: the evolution of institutions for collective action, by Elinor Ostrom
Doughnut economics: Seven ways to think like a 21st century economist, Kate Raworth, 2017.
An Introduction to Ecological Economics by Robert Costanza and John H. Cumberland, 2nd Edition 2014
Ecological Economics, Principles and Applications by Farley and Daly 2003
Ecological Economics: An Introduction by Common and Stagl, 2005
Microeconomics in Context (2019). Fourth Edition. Goodwin, Harris, Nelson, Rajkarnikar, Roach and Torras.
Macroeconomics in Context (2019) Third Edition. Goodwin, Harris, Nelson, Rajkarnikar, Roach, and Torras
Environmental and Natural Resource Economics: A Contemporary Approach, by Dr. Jonathan M. Harris and Dr. Brian Roach.
Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely
The Upside of Irrationality by Dan Ariely
Nudge: Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth and Happiness by R. Thaler and C.Sunstein
Beyond Growth: The Economics of Sustainable Development by Herman Daly
Collapse by Jared Diamond
Paradise for Sale: A Parable of Nature by Carl McDaniel and John Gowdy
Planetary Economics by Michael Grubb
Development as Freedom by Amartya Sen
Poor Economics: By Esther Duflo and Abhijit Banerjee
Theories of Development: Contentions, Arguments, and Alternatives by Richard Peet and Elaine Hartwick
The Kochia Chronicles by Khanjan Mehta
Tufts Universities Global Development and the Environment Institute: Modules on a variety of topics related to economics and the environment http://www.ase.tufts.edu/gdae/education_materials/modules.html
Organizations to Follow
Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET): http://ineteconomics.org/
New Economics Foundation: http://www.neweconomics.org/
New Economy Coalition : http://neweconomy.net/
Schumacher Center for New Economics: http://www.centerforneweconomics.org/
Nework of Early-Career Sustainable Scientists and Engineers (NESSE) www.sustainablescientists.org/
Engineers for a Sustainable World (ESW) www.eswglobal.org
Center for the Advancement of a Steady State Economy (CASSE): http://steadystate.org/
International Society for Ecological Economics http://www.isecoeco.org/
Edited Collections from USSEE Conference Proceedings
- Richardson, Robert (Ed.), Building a Green Economy: Perspectives from Ecological Economics, Michigan State University Press, East Lansing, MI, 2013.
- Chapman, Robert (Ed.), Creating Sustainability within our Midst: Challenges for the 21st Century, Pace University Press, New York, NY, 2008.
- Erickson, Jon D. and John M. Gowdy (Eds.), Frontiers in Ecological Economic Theory and Application, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK, 2007.
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Spring 2010 Solutions/UVM webinar
The 2010 Spring Solutions Seminar Series hosted by the University of Vermont focused on ‘Getting to 350’. The speakers within this series are leading voices offering a set of solutions that, over the next decade, can begin to move the global community toward 350 ppm – and a more sustainable and desirable future. Full video archives available at the YouTube Channel of the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics.
Fall 2010 Solutions/PSU webinar
The 2010 Fall Solutions Seminar Series hosted by Portland State University on creating a sustainable and desirable future is a â€œdesign problem.â€ Speakers included internationally renown thinkers such as David Orr, Bill Becker, and many others.