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Call for Research Proposals: Ecological Economics, Climate Justice, and Commons Governance

York University in Toronto, Canada, with funding from the Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships Advanced Scholars Program (QES-AS), is pleased to offer funding opportunities for doctoral and post-doctoral researchers working internationally on topics related to ecological economics, commons governance, and climate justice.   This funding will support […]

An E4A student’s reaction to Doughnut Economics: 7 Ways to think like a 21st Century Economist (by Jen Gobby)

I am a PhD student in the Economics for the Anthropocene partnership and have spent much of the last 3 years in research seeking out and grappling with ways to bring the social and ecological crises we face into one lens. We are living with the legacy of […]

Can We Stop the Advance of Climate Change While Growing the Global Economy? (by Brett Dolter and Peter Victor)

Climate change is a “super wicked problem” (Levin et al., 2012). Stopping the rise of global temperatures requires complete decarbonization of our energy system. This shift will upend existing power structures, and disrupt habits and behavioural norms. To add to the challenge, climate change action requires co-operation amongst […]

Neoclassical and Ecological Economics: Bridging the Divide or Burning Bridges? (by Martin Sers)

Neoclassical economics and ecological economics are two disciplines whose relationship seems less like two ships passing in the night, and much more like two ships sailing in different oceans in different centuries. From my experience some ecological economists tend to view the neoclassical discipline as some ancient creaking […]