The Kenneth Boulding Award committee of the International Society for Ecological Economics has unanimously decided to give the award for 2014 to Professor Peter Victor for his influential research on an ecological macroeconomics without growth and for a long history of contributions to the field of ecological economics.
Peter Victor became interested in the links between the economy and the environment already in the late 1960s, and his doctoral dissertation and first book was titled “Pollution: Economy and Environment”. He was trained as an economist at the University of Birmingham (UK) and the University of British Columbia, Canada. He has long been a Professor in Environmental Studies at York University, Toronto. He was also for some years Assistant Deputy Minister of the Environmental Sciences and Standards Division in the Ontario Ministry of the Environment. He is a past- President of the Royal Canadian Institute for the Advancement of Science and was the founding President of the Canadian Society for Ecological Economics.
He publicly describes himself as “an ecological economist, identifying with many others who have come to understand economies as subsystems of the biosphere”. Among his landmark publications are “Indicators of sustainable development: some lessons from capital theory”, Ecological Economics, 1991, vol. 4, pp. 191-213, and “Managing without Growth. Slower by Design, not Disaster”, Edward Elgar Publ., Cheltenham, 2008.”.
Joan Martinez-Alier, Richard B.Norgaard, Carl Folke, Paula Antunes, Luciana Togeiro, Karin E. Limburg
24th April 2014