Discovery Guides Areas


Environmental Economics: Basic Concepts and Debates
(Released April 2007)

  by Ethan Goffman  


Key Citations



Resources Websites


  1. International Society for Ecological Economics.
    (ISEE, 1313 Dolley Madison Blvd. Suite 402, McLean, Virginia 22101)

  2. Bridging the Gap Between Economics and Ecology.
    (The Resiliance Alliance)

  3. Costing the Earth: When Ecology Meets Economics (PDF).
    (Bellarmine University, Office of Financial Aid, 2001 Newburg Road, Louisville, Kentucky 40205)

  4. Ecological Economics and Industrial Ecology; Environmental Policy Analysis and Resource Management.
    (Center for Energy and Environmental Studies, Boston University, MA, USA)

  5. Ecological Economics; Resource Scarcity, Petroleum Supply, and Energy Systems; Dematerialization.
    (Center for Energy and Environmental Studies, Boston University, MA, USA)

  6. European Society for Ecological Economics.
    (European Society for Ecological Economics, Universite de Versailles St Quentin en Yvelines, 47 Bd Vauban, 78047 Guyancourt Cedex, France)

  7. World Oil Markets; Ecological Economics, Development and Analysis of Policies to Slow the Emission of Gases that Contribute to Global Climate Change.
    (Center for Energy and Environmental Studies, Boston Unviersity, MA, USA)

  8. Beijer International Institute of Ecological Economics.
    (Beijer Institute, The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, P.O. Box 50005, SE-104 05 Stockholm, Sweden)

  9. Ecosystem Ecology; Ecological Economics.
    (University of Maryland, MD, USA)

  10. Resources for the Future
    (1616 P Street NW, Washington, DC 20036)

Websites taken from Proquest CSA's Web Resources Database

Illustrations, Figures & Tables
  1. Different visions of the economy based on disparate world views. Conventional economics model (a) and expanded ecological economics model (b)

    Visions, values, valuation, and the need for an ecological economics
    Costanza, R., Bioscience, Vol. 51, No. 6, pp. 459-468. Jun 2001
  2. Summary of estimated utility emissions resulting from the 1990 amendments of the Clean Air Act and proposed federal legislation aimed at reducing electric utility emissions that contribute to acidic deposition and ground-level ozone

    Acidic deposition in the Northeastern United States: Sources and inputs, ecosystem effects, and management strategies
    Driscoll, C.T.; Lawrence, G.B.; Bulger, A.J.; Butler, T.J.; Cronan, C.S.; Eagar, C.; Lambert, K.F.; Likens, G.E.; Stoddard, J.L.; Weathers, K.C., Bioscience, Vol. 51, No. 3, pp. 180-198. Mar 2001
  3. A comparison of two rural Guatemalan communities, MorĂ¡n and Las Cebollas, by Clark Gibson and his colleagues at Indiana University Bloomington's multidisciplinary Center for the Study of Institutions, Population, and Environmental Change, provided insights on why people manage to prevent the tragedy of the commons in some places but not in others

    Common Sense and Common-Pool Resources
    Jensen, M.N., Bioscience, Vol. 50, No. 8, pp. 638-644. Aug 2000
  4. Some characteristics of two basic worldviews

    Visions, values, valuation, and the need for an ecological economics
    Costanza, R., Bioscience, Vol. 51, No. 6, pp. 459-468. Jun 2001
Illustrations, figures & tables taken from Proquest CSA's Illustrata

  1. Costanza, Robert
    Gund Professor, Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources, The University of Vermont

  2. Daly, Herman E.
    Professor, Maryland School of Public Affairs, University of Maryland
    The environment, sustainable development, population

  3. Field, Barry C.
    Associate Professor/Professor, Department of Resource Economics, University of Massachusetts Amherst
    Environmental economics is the application of economic analysis to problems of the environment; my major interest here is in the design of environmental policies and regulations that are more effective than those we have relied on to date.

  4. Nordhaus, William D.
    Sterling Professor, Department of Economics, Yale University
    Resource Economics, environmental economics, macroeconomics.

  5. Panayotou, Theodore
    John Sawhill Lecturer, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
    He specializes in natural resource management and environmental economics as they relate to economic development. He has been teaching environmental economics and sustainable development.

List of scholars taken from Proquest CSA's Community of Scholars