Economic perspectives on a finite planet: In conversation with Marina Fischer-Kowalski
Third in the series on biophysical economics, we talk to Prof. Fischer-Kowalski about her pioneering work on the widely used metric for material and energy flows, where she also elaborates on the reasons why she thinks we have entered a period of socio-ecological transformation.
Economic perspectives on a finite planet: In conversation with Roldan Muradian
Second in the series on biophysical economics, we talk to Roldan Muradian about the various neoclassical conceptual frameworks to analyse earth’s ecosystem and their pitfalls. We also discuss why he is arguing against utilitarian environmentalism.
Economic Perspectives on a Finite Planet: In conversation with Lina Brand-Correa
Exploring the field of biophysical economics, we talk to Lina about how her research traverses the whole energy chain: from exploring issues of energy extraction (through the concept of energy return on energy invested) to exploring issues of why we use energy in the way we do.
Funding climate change research in economics: Another bottleneck?
Two years ago, our journal assessment showed that economists’ response to the planetary emergency has been incommensurate with the magnitude and urgency of this crisis. Since then, other studies have added evidence to that claim (see Roos & Hoffart, 2021). In this blog piece, we examine one potential reason behind that: the lack of funding for economic research on climate change.
The Social Responsibility of Economics and Economists
The social responsibility of economics and economists COP26 approaches this year in the wake of a sobering IPCC report. It is the opinion of many
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