POTUS rocks climate economics

Environmental Economics

  And, quite frankly, it was a little bit inspiring to hear President Obama say (instead of read ) the sort of things that environmental economists say all the time.  We continue to cover COP21 as passively as humanly possible*.


Green (Living) Review

An economical alternative that looks great The Green Basics Rain Barrel is a good value option that still looks great. Every year Elho launches dozens of innovations that continuously inspire people with fun, functional and creative products.

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Ranking environmental and resource economics journals

Environmental Economics

I recently considered the problem of how to rank multidisciplinary journals along with economics journals. The SJR indicator is a free journal metric inspired by, and using an algorithm similar to, PageRank. For the impact factor (IF), if 'economics' or 'economics and econometrics' was listed as a journal category then the IF is 0.42 (s.e. x [economics or economics & econometrics=1]. x [economics & econometrics=1].

2018 100

Environmental Economics: Do you remember your first conference.

Environmental Economics

Got a question about environmental economics? Recent Comments John Whitehead on What I did today instead of blogging Rene Salinas on What I did today instead of blogging Timtaylor Home on My name is Kingof Socks Tim Haab on How is economics like Fight Club?

More from the MMQB (the source of much of my economics inspiration)

Environmental Economics

The Sports Economist disagrees as well (mostly, if "other economic activities" = "evil, which we call crime"): Dennis Coates and Brad Humphreys and Rob Baumann, Rob Baade, and myself find ourselves, at least partially, in odd agreement with Lewis. Peter King: I respect Ray Lewis, and I also do not travel in his circles.

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The limitations of behavioral economics

Environmental Economics

There are two problems with these reforms inspired by behavioral economics. Nevertheless, such an old-fashioned fix, rooted in the assumptions of classical economics, would be far more effective than a redesigned electricity bill. It's Friday night and I'm getting ready for a night of clubbing. Just one more post. I just reviewed a nudge style paper, and it was cool, but the extensions don't seem to be there: Or take a recent study in Sacramento, Calif.,

The surprising economic history of salt

Green Prophet

The economic history of salt is an interesting lesson for our time. It was a salt tax imposed by the British government that inspired Mahatma Gandhi and many followers to march 200 miles to the Arabian sea to illegally gather their own salt as a form of peaceful protest.

"Considering John Krutilla and the Environmental Turn in Natural Resource Economics"

Environmental Economics

Spencer Banzhaf: John Krutilla, a pioneer in environmental economics, helped to shape the field as an expert at Resources for the Future (RFF) in the mid-twentieth century. Perhaps his greatest legacy is shifting the discussion from one of economics versus the environment to consider a new economics of the environment. In In the first half of the twentieth century, natural resource economics was firmly on Pinchot’s side of that schism.

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Have you listened to the Economics Rockstar podcast featuring Jason Shogren yet?

Environmental Economics

how Jason sought inspiration about rationality from other disciplines, such as English literature and music composition, rather than from economics. about the inspiration Jason gets for writing songs from economics. what Jason would do if he was once again Economic Advisor to the US government. Hint: It’s his next economic model.

2015 160

10 Commandments of Commons Economics

The Green Changemakers

This article addresses the emerging practices that should inspire these entities of the ‘ethical’ economy. Economics Economy Sharing economy Sustainability Sustainable-development

10 Commandments of Commons Economics

The Green Changemakers

This article addresses the emerging practices that should inspire these entities of the ‘ethical’ economy. Community Economics Economy Future Sharing economy Sustainability Sustainable-developmentMichel Bauwens.

Finding Inspiration in the International Year of the Reef

Conservancy Talk

Coral reefs are among the most biologically diverse and economically important ecosystems on earth, providing critically important food, livelihoods and coastal protection for over 500 million people worldwide. These places provide inspiration in a changing world.

2018 86

Errata for omitted citations in Experimental Economics (the journal, not the method)

Environmental Economics

The journal says they won't publish any more errata for missing citations: An economics journal has corrected a paper for the second time for failing to cite previous studies — and said in a separate note that it no longer plans to publish similar errata, with rare exceptions. 

2016 100

People First Economics

The Green Changemakers

Elinor Ostrom inspired chapter in People First Economics book Toxic debt, rising job losses, collapsing commodity prices and expanding poverty. People First Economics buzzes inspiration and action. Tags: Sustainable-development Economics

I tend to rank Resource and Energy Economics #1

Environmental Economics

It was inspired by the research of  Dan Kahan and his colleagues at the Cultural Cognition Project ; they have found that we systematically filter our beliefs through our personal and political ideologies. If you are at all interested in these kind of bias stories, and especially if you care about the realm of academic economics, you’ll definitely want to look at a new paper by Christis Tombazos and  Matthew Dobra , who looked for bias within their own field.

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5 Fashion Brands Inspired by (and Supporting) African Women

Eco Chic

Global Mamas was actually founded by six Ghanian women who are passionate about their skills as Batikers and seamstresses, and the ability of their skills to change the economic status of their communities.

Arizona: Fight for Clean Air and Clean Energy Inspires a Family of Activists

Sierra Club Compass

These places draw people to the northern part of the state, which economically benefits the entire state. Anna has been so inspired that she''s started a nonprofit environmental organization called Kids Climate Action Network (Kids CAN!),

The Economic Delusion & the Roots of Our Discontent.

Elephant Journal

Call it the delusion of economics, or economics of delusion. Homepages (Gold Tabs)* Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Inspiring (Wow) Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) WAYLON: Editor''s Picks consumption david g arenson Don Juan economy ethical business ethics GNH greed Gross National Happiness journey right livelihood spiritual hunger unhappiness

Inspiring Tomorrow’s Environmental Leaders Today

Conservancy Talk

Almost everyone I meet in the conservation community can tell you about their environmental “a-ha moment”—a story about an experience with nature, usually at a young age, that inspired their career path.

Nader Khalili-inspired Eco Resort in Oman Wins Big Accolades at WAF

Green Prophet

A Nader Khalili -inspired earthen eco resort in southern Oman designed by SSH International won first prize in the Future Projects – Leisure led development category of this year’s World Architecture Festival.

This is what music made out of trash sounds like. {Inspiring video}

Elephant Journal

Music as a tool for social, environmental, economic and even spiritual transformation. Art is the bridge for good citizens to create enlightened society.

Sustainable Style Makeover: African-Inspired Graphic Prints

Eco Chic

Suno produces their designs and patterns in New York and then works with a local group of talented artisans in Kenya to produce the garments- promoting fair working conditions, and social and economic growth. Style story : Why does this winter feel so long…?

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Inspiring Qatari Man Designs Solar Generator For High-End Desert Camps

Green Prophet

Qatari desert camps are often equipped with a variety of electronics, including refrigerators, air-conditioning units (check out these Dead Sea inspired Advantix Systems ), and televisions powered by diesel generators.

2011 100

Could Nemo Inspire More Dubious Climate Change Coverage.

Mother Jones

Could Nemo Inspire More Dubious Climate Change Coverage? Inspiring, relevant, smart audiobooks: sustainability, progressive economics, health, engaging fiction. Skip to Navigation. Skip to Content. Mother Jones. Politics. Environment. Culture. Photo Essays. Blogs Political MoJo. Kevin Drum. Blue Marble. Tom Philpott. Mixed Media. Subscribe. Support. Must Reads: America Under the Gun | How to Win Any Climate Change Argument | Sequestration, Explained | Best. Study.

Economical Energy for a Water Constrained Future

Green Living Ideas

Inspired by the [.] [ Economical Energy for a Water Constrained Future from Green Living Ideas ]. To prepare for our carbon-constrained and water-scarce future, as more and more of the world’s land turns into desert with climate change, researchers at the Masdar Institute in the United Arab Emirates are working on developing a bio-fuel from a crop that can grow on desert soil using salt water.

2010 61

#WakingTheFeminists: Irish Women Demand Equality in Irish Theater.

Elephant Journal

Although the real work has yet to begin, it is inspiring to see how quickly commitment can be elicited when women set their minds to a task.

2015 100

This is What Equality Looks Like.

Elephant Journal

Economically equal societies suffer less disease and mental illness, murder and incarceration. They live longer, recycle more, and build gorgeous cities.

2016 83

Standing by 'An Economic View of the Environment'

Environmental Economics

          I have been writing essays at this blog for more than seven years, and until recently, through 100 essays, I tried very hard to keep politics at bay, and to view each and every issue I discussed from a politically neutral, yet analytical economic perspective.           So, I apologize for the recent hiatus in communications from “An Economic View of the Environment.” 

2017 116

New research shows that despite the economic recession, consumers still place considerable value on sustainability

Green (Living) Review

Havas Media unveils Sustainable Futures 09, a research based framework that allows companies to measure, track and connect sustainability to brand value In one of the first indicators since the global economic downturn, Sustainable Futures 09, Havas Media’s new research and measurement framework, reveals that even during these challenging economic times, consumers are not losing sight of the importance of sustainability.

2009 100

This UAE birthday cake could send 740,000 refugee kids to school

Green Prophet

A visit to Dubai inspired the design and she borrowed precious gems from well-heeled clients to embellish the garment. Design Lifestyle Collateral Repair Project economic divide in the Middle East world's most expensive cake

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Rwanda Looks to National Parks as Part of a Peaceful, Hopeful Future

Nature Conservancy - Science

Rwanda’s national parks are a huge draw for international and domestic visitors and an economic driver. Later, at the national memorial, I find Nyungwe is not the only place nature serves as an inspiration of hope.

Agroecology is Working – But We Need Examples to Inspire Others

Green (Living) Review

This has motivated economic strategies that have delivered short-term GDP boosts, but in ways that have harmed the environment and disadvantaged many groups in society. Using the wrong measure of success is certain to lead to the wrong solutions being adopted.

The Relevance Imperative in Conservation

Nature Conservancy - Science

Our job as conservationists is to catalyze systemic change in socio-ecological systems by inspiring people (P) to transform policy and practices in order to improve the ability of places to provide not only ongoing benefit to themselves – a virtuous cycle – but also benefits for nature (N).

As I Tuck Them into Bed, I Will Smile – and Leave the Fairies that Attend Them Smiling in My Wake.

Elephant Journal

Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Civil Rights, Social Good) Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Funny Green Health & Wellness Inspiring (Wow) Love & Relationships (see below for Sexy) Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) abundance Adebayo C.

2013 76

Valuing Nature: Q&A with Gretchen Daily

Conservancy Talk

And we see new actors—corporations, multilaterals, private investors and others –making nature a core part of business strategy to reduce risk and generate economic opportunity.

2015 110

Here's How Billionaires Launder Their Climate-Denial Cash | Mother.

Mother Jones

Well, Andy Kroll told you all about them right here at MoJo last week: Over the past decade, it has funded the rights assault on labor unions, climate scientists, public schools, economic regulations, and the very premise of activist government. Skip to Navigation. Skip to Content.

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Telling the Truth About Education?and About Ed Reform | Mother.

Mother Jones

21, 2013 9:51 AM PST Tweet In a recent column about the limitations of data, David Brooks wrote this about the debate over how effective economic stimulus has been: "As far as I know not a single major player in this debate has been persuaded by data to switch sides."

Guide to Going Local

The Green Changemakers

With how-to tips, fun videos, and useful resources, the Guide to Going Local will provide the inspiration and practical tools you need to get started on these projects in your community – right away! Sustainable-development Economy Economics Local Community

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Mindfulness & Politics do Mix.

Elephant Journal

The fact that any one person is appointed to the United States Supreme Court is akin to winning the lottery—the educational lottery; the socio-economic lottery; the gender, religion and race lottery. Academy Apprentice/Audit Blogs Elephant Academy Equal Rights Inspiring (Wow) Right Livelihood Brett Kavanaugh mindfulness politics Republican votes no on SCOTUS Rule 1.2

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Civic economy and sharing economy

The Green Changemakers

Through organisation, connection with people and use of the best approach to collaborative investment, an alternative economic platform is on the horizon. Consumers’ increasing mistrust in corporations and finally the economic crisis has decreased consumers’ buying power.

Watching full 2 hour THRIVE movie for free in 20 languages

The Green Changemakers

You can check out inspirational success stories, find suggestions for quick, effective everyday actions, study strategies for transformations at the national and global level, and get involved in Critical Mass Actions that will make a difference.

This Empowering Quote by (not) Meryl Streep just Lifted my Life a Little.

Elephant Journal

Each individual’s day-to-day level of agency varies with lifestyle and a host of socio-economic factors, where at any given moment some people actually have less choice than others. Arts & Culture Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Inspiring (Wow) Love & Relationships (see below for Sexy) choice empowerment inspiration José Micard Teixeira Meryl Streep quote

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What makes an entrepreneurial ecosystem?

The Green Changemakers

The contractor economy is characterized by narrow margins (revealed by cost-plus , non-scalable business models), thus it doesn’t contribute much to economic development. The Paris Sorbonne University in Abu Dhabi: will it inspire rebellion in the Emirates?