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The Ecology of Economic Thought II

  • April 22, 2021
  • 12:00 PM (EDT)

One would think that environmental history and economic history would be peas in a pod. Scholars have traded concepts between economics and ecology for centuries, such as the relationship between Malthus and Darwin, or Gordon and Lotka. While much has been written on environmental or economic policy, there still is little in terms of intellectual history that crosses the boundary of ecology and economics. The two panels of 'ecology of economic thought' hope to advance this small but important subfield.

--Robert Leonard (UQAM), ‘Between the Hand-loom and the Samson Stripper: The Conflicting Worlds of E. F. Schumacher’

--Paul Erickson (Wesleyan), 'An Empire of "Growth and Nurture": Ecology, Documentary Film, and Development in Britain’s Empire Marketing Board, 1926​–​1933’

--Irene Sotiropoulou (Hull), ‘Resilience in Context’


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