Dr Daniel O'Neill
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue
The module has two main textbooks, which contain the majority of the required readings:
Daly, H.E., Farley, J., 2011. Ecological Economics: Principles and Applications, 2nd ed. Island Press, Washington, DC.
Dietz, R., O’Neill, D.W., 2013. Enough is enough : building a sustainable economy in a world of finite resources. Routledge, London.
Each week there are required readings (generally two textbook chapters for lectures, and 1-2 journal articles for tutorials). These readings should be done in advance of the lectures and tutorials, as students are expected to participate in discussions of the readings.
Lecture 1: What Is Economics?
Daly and Farley, Ch. 1: Why Study Economics?
Lecture 2: Key Concepts and the Fundamental Vision
Daly and Farley, Ch. 2: The Fundamental Vision; Ch. 4: The Nature of Resources and the Resources of Nature
Lecture 3: Markets and Supply and Demand
Daly and Farley, Ch. 8: The Basic Market Equation; Ch. 9: Supply and Demand
Lecture 4: Market Failures and Discounting
Daly and Farley, Ch. 10: Market Failures; Ch. 16: Distribution (but only pp. 315-320)
Lecture 5: Valuing the Environment
Hanley et al., Ch. 3: Valuing the Environment and Natural Resources Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva.
Lecture 6: Human Behaviour
Daly and Farley, Ch. 13: Human Behaviour and Economics
Lecture 7: Economic and Biophysical Accounting
Daly and Farley, Ch. 14: Macroeconomic Concepts: GNP and Welfare
Dietz and O'Neill, Ch. 9: Enough Miscalculation
Lecture 8: Economic Growth and Alternatives
Dietz and O’Neill, Chs. 1-4
Lecture 9: Money and Distribution
Daly and Farley, Ch. 15: Money; Ch. 16: Distribution (but only pp. 301-314)
Dietz and O'Neill, Ch. 7: Enough Inequality; Ch. 8: Enough Debt
Dietz and O’Neill, Chs. 5-11
Lecture 10: Environmental Policy Design
Daly and Farley, Ch. 21: General Policy Design Principles; Ch. 22: Sustainable Scale
Dietz and O'Neill, Ch. 5: Enough Throughput
Lecture 11: Review and Future Outlook
Dietz and O’Neill, Chs. 12-15
Tutorial I: Economics and Sustainability
Ehrlich, P.R., Ehrlich, A.H., Holdren, J.P., 1993 . Availability, Entropy, and the Laws of Thermodynamics, Chapter 2 in H. E. Daly and K. N. Townsend (Eds.) Valuing the earth : economics, ecology, ethics, MIT Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, pp. 69-73. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva.
Boulding, K., 1993 . The economics of the coming spaceship Earth, Chapter 16 in H. E. Daly and K. E. Townsend (Eds.) Valuing the earth : economics, ecology, ethics, MIT Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, pp. 297-309. Article available http://www.ub.edu/prometheus21/articulos/obsprometheus/BOULDING.pdf
Tutorial II: Markets
The Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stern_Review
Tutorial III: Valuation
Costanza, R., d'Arge, R., de Groot, R., Farber, S., Grasso, M., Hannon, B., Limburg, K., Naeem, S., O'Neill, R.V., Paruelo, J., Raskin, R. G., Sutton, P., van den Belt, M., 1997. The value of the world's ecosystem services and natural capital. Nature. 387, 253-260.
Vatn, A., Bromley, D.W., 1994. Choices without prices without apologies. Journal of environmental economics and management. 26 (2), 129-148.
Tutorial IV: Macroeconomics of Growth
Cobb, C., Halstead, T., Rowe, J., 1995. If the GDP is up, why is America down? Atlantic Monthly, October, 59-78. http://www.theatlantic.com/past/politics/ecbig/gdp.htm
Daly, H.E., 2008. A Steady-State Economy. Opinion Piece for Redefining Prosperity, Sustainable Development Commission, UK. - Available online: https://web.archive.org/web/20140809191638/http://www.sd-commission.org.uk/data/files/publications/Herman_Daly_thinkpiece.pdf
Tutorial V: Money As Debt
Watch the six short Banking 101 videos on the Positive Money website: http://positivemoney.org/how-banks-create-money/banking-101-video-course/
Read Ch. 15 (Equality and Sustainability) of Wilkinson, R., Pickett, K., 2009. The spirit level : why more equal societies almost always do better. Allen Lane, London. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva.
Tutorial VI: Stakeholder Review of Policies for a Steady-State Economy
Dietz and O’Neill, Chs. 5-11 (if you have missed any of these chapters)
The following texts and books provide additional reference material:
Cato, M.S., 2012. Environment & economy. Routledge, London.
Common, M., Stagl, S., 2005. Ecological economics : an introduction. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK.
D'Alisa, G., Demaria, F., Kallis, G. (Eds.), 2014. Degrowth : a vocabulary for a new era. Routledge, New York.
Daly, H.E., Townsend, K.N. (Eds.), 1993. Valuing the earth : economics, ecology, ethics. MIT Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Goodwin, N., Harris, J., Nelson, J.A., Roach, B., Torras, M. 2013. Macroeconomics: In Context. 2nd ed. Routledge, London.
Goodwin, N., Harris, J., Nelson, J.A., Roach, B., Torras, M. 2013. Microeconomics: In Context. 3rd ed. Routledge, London.
Hanley, N., Shogren, J.F., White, B., 2001. Introduction to Environmental Economics. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK.
Jackson, T., 2017. Prosperity without growth : foundations for the economy of tomorrow ISBN: 9781138935419 (pbk.); 9781138935402 (hardback). 2nd ed. Routledge, London.
Ryan-Collins, J., Greenham, T., Werner, R., Jackson, A., 2011. Where does money come from? : a guide to the UK monetary and banking system. New Economics Foundation, London.
Wilkinson, R., Pickett, K., 2009. The spirit level : why more equal societies almost always do better. Allen Lane, London.
In addition to the above books, there are many other excellent sources that deal with the topics covered in this module. Consult the list of suggested readings in Daly and Farley (pp. 495-498). The following journals, which are available online from the library, also contain many articles that are directly relevant to this module (and to the assignments): Ecological Economics, Journal of cleaner production. ISSN: 0959-6526, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, and Solutions (available electronically for free http://www.thesolutionsjournal.com/ )
This list was last updated on 25/01/2019