Survey on Research Agenda for Ecological Economics

Ben Dube and Josh Farley

It has been nearly 30 years since a group of ecological economists gathered at the Aspen Institute in Maryland to develop a Research Agenda for the then nascent field. We believe it is time for an update that can help guide the next generation of ecological economists.

The University of Vermont’s Gund Institute, in collaboration with Bob Costanza and Ida Kubiszewski, is hosting a workshop to do exactly this, with results to be published in an Edward Elgar book titled A Research Agenda for Ecological Economics, edited by Costanza, Farley and Kubiszewski.

Budget limitations have forced us to keep the workshop fairly small. To include the broad range of views in our community, we are therefore conducting a survey of the Ecological Economics community, with the results to be included in the book.

Ben Dube, a graduate student in UVM’s Economics for the Anthropocene, wrote the survey and will summarize the results as part of his master’s thesis. We would be very grateful for your participation.

Most of the questions are open-ended. How long it will take you therefore depends on how much you have to say about the topic. A cursory response could take as little as 20 minutes, but a more detailed response will certainly take longer. If you have limited time, we hope you can at least answer the first two questions and the demographic information on the final page.

Please forward this to any ecological economists you know who are not members of ISEE.

Click here to access the survey.

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