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View Dr. John Gowdy's presentation here.

Dr. Gowdy's major areas of interest include Ecological Economics, Energy and Climate Change, Evolutionary Economics, Welfare Theory and Policy, and Behavioral Economics.

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View Dr. John Gowdy's presentation here.

Our Darwin Day 2011 public lecture will be given by Dr. John M. Gowdy, Department of Economics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Dr. Gowdy's areas of interest include Ecological Economics, Evolutionary Economics, Welfare Theory and Policy, and Behavioral Economics. Within these sub-fields of economics his current work is in the areas of biodiversity valuation, climate change, and sustainable development in South Asia.

He is a past president of the U.S. Society for Ecological Economics and current President of the International Society for Ecological Economics. He has been a Fulbright scholar at the Economic University of Vienna, Leverhulme Professor at Leeds University and a visiting scholar at the Autonomous University in Barcelona, the University of Zurich, the Free University of Amsterdam, the University of Queensland and Tokushima University.

Dr. Gowdy has published more than 150 academic articles and authored or co-authored 10 books. His most recent books are Microeconomic Theory Old and New: A Student’s Guide (Stanford U. Press, Spring 2010, Paradise for Sale: A Parable of Nature, co-authored with Carl McDaniel, University of California Press, and Frontiers in Ecological Economic Theory and Application, Edward Elgar Press, co-edited with Jon Erickson.

For more information, please see Dr. John Gowdy's website.

SUGGESTED READINGS

Gowdy, J. 2008. “Behavioral Economics and Climate Change Policy” Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 68: 632-644.

Gowdy, John and R. Juliá. 2010. “Global Warming Economics in the Long Run” Land Economics 86(1), 117-130.

Gowdy, J. 2009. “Discounting, Ethics, and Options for Maintaining Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services”. In The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB). (with Rich Howarth and Clem Tisdell) Chapter Six. On-line at TEEB website.

van den Bergh, J. and J. Gowdy. 2009. “Economic Behavior, Institutions, and Organizations from a Group Selection Perspective” Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 72, 1-20.

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