Joshua Farley

Joshua Farley

Alejandro AdlerDr. Joshua Farley is an ecological economist, Professor in Community Development & Applied Economics, and Fellow at the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics at UVM. He holds degrees in biology (BA), international affairs (MIA) and economics (PhD). He has previously served as program director at the School for Field Studies, Centre for Rainforest Studies, as Executive Director of the University of Maryland International Institute for Ecological Economics, and as visiting professor at the Federal Universities of Santa Catarina (UFSC) and Bahia (UFBA), and the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill. He is an associate editor of the journal Ecosystem Services, serves on the editorial boards of several other journals, and is a board member several non-governmental organizations dedicated to sustainability and justice. His broad research interests focus on the design of economic institutions capable of balancing what is biophysically possible with what is socially, psychologically and ethically desirable. His most recent research focuses on ecosystem services, the transition to a steady state economy, the just distribution of wealth and resources, agroecology in Brazil’s Atlantic Forest, monetary reform, transdisciplinary problem solving that integrates research and teaching, and financing the restoration of natural capital. He is co-author with Herman Daly of Ecological Economics, Principles and Applications, 2nd ed. Island Press (2010).

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