Joshua Farley

Fellow, Ecological Economics


Joshua Farley is a renowned ecological economist working to integrate social, human, and natural capital into the way the world views economics. He is a Fellow of the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics and a Professor in the Community Development and Applied Economics faculty at the University of Vermont. With economist Herman Daly, Joshua co-authored the foundation textbook Ecological Economics: Principles and Applications; he also co-authored Restoring Natural Capital: Financing and Valuation. Joshua has received several Fellowships and has spent considerable time abroad, including several years teaching ecological economics at the School for Field Studies Centre for Rainforest Studies (CRS) in Far North Queensland Australia.


Josh Farley: The Foundation for a New Economy

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Josh Farley, a professor of Ecological Economics at the University of Vermont was the keynote speaker Friday night in Madison, WI for the dedication of the Farley Center for Peace, Justice, and Sustainability. I caught up with Josh after the talk and asked him to elaborate on the "New Economy", if the human race has time to transition from current over consumption to a modest, sustainable existence.


The Political Economy of Ecosystem Services

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Professor Joshua Farley (Vermont University; ODID-ECI Astor Visiting Lecturer) gives a entitled "The Political Economy of Ecosystem Services".

Latest Publications

Economic Solutions Worth Spreading

Joshua Farley    Oct 21, 2011   

On October 24th the Gund Insititute for Ecological Economics is holding a teach in which aims to respond to the recent #Occupy protests on Wall Street and around the country. The event has been driven by the efforts of the … >>

Against growth: A conversation with economist Joshua Farley

Joshua Farley    Dec 11, 2012   

This is an exceprt. The full interview appears at Eurozine. Almantas Samalavicius: The concept of ecological economics differs fundamentally from that one of neoclassical economics. However, it is the latter that seems to … >>

ECONOMY: Ecological Economics

Joshua Farley    Dec 08, 2011   

EXCERPT:  Many people would agree that the central desirable end of economic activity is a high quality of life for this and future generations.  Conventional economists argue that humans are insatiable, and … >>

Creating a Sustainable and Desirable Future

Joshua Farley

The major challenge for the current generation of mankind is to develop a shared vision of a future that is both desirable to the vast majority of humanity and ecologically sustainable. Creating a Sustainable and Desirable … >>

press coverage

Farley quoted in article on UN meeting

Joshua Farley  

Post Carbon Fellow Joshua Farley was quoted in an article on a meeting of scientists to discuss the UN resolution on Harmony with Nature. From the article: In response to UN Resolution A/RES/66/204 on Harmony with Nature, … >>