In this interview, the E4F team talks to a young academic Michelle Groenewald about her contributions in the ‘Reclaiming Economics for Future Generations’ book, where she also discusses why the democratization agenda within economics academia will remain incomplete till those aspiring for change only focus on individuals abstracted away from the knowledge, research agendas, structure and culture of economics departments, universities and the discipline as a whole.
Fourth in the series on biophysical economics, we talk to Prof. Carey W. King about his research goals centered on rigorous interpretations of the past to determine the most probable future energy pathways and how he attempts to reach these goals by bridging the gaps between economic and biophysical worldviews of economic growth and structural change.
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 COP26 approaches this year in the wake of a sobering IPCC report. It is the opinion of many that the conference is among the last chances to direct the world economy on the path to sustainability, notwithstanding the societal and natural disasters already occurring around the world. However, …