Joan Martinez Alier

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Joan Martinez Alier

Joan Martinez Alier (Barcelona, Spain, 1939) is a Spanish economist, Professor of Economics and Economic History and researcher at ICTA at the Autonomous University of Barcelona.[1] He is the author of Ecological Economics: Energy, Environment and Society (1990).[2] and The Environmentalism of the Poor: A Study of Ecological Conflicts and Valuation (2002).[3]

Biography[edit]

Martinez Alier has been a researcher a St. Anthony's College Oxford (1966–73 and 1984–85), visiting professor at the State University of Campinas (Brasil) in 1974, the Free University of Berlin (1980-81), Stanford University and the University of California, Davis, (1988–89), Yale University (1999-2001), and FLACSO Sede-Ecuador (1994–95 and 2007).[4]

He is a founding member and past-president of the International Society for Ecological Economics. He was a member (2000–08) of the European Environment Agency Scientific Committee.[5]

He is also co-editor of Getting down to earth: practical applications of Ecological Economics (1996), Rethinking Environmental History. World-System History and Global Environmental Change (2007), Recent Developments in Ecological Economics (2008), and of the series Ecological Economics and Human Well-Being with Oxford U.P., Delhi.

Selected publications (in English)[edit]

  • 1971: Labourers and Landowners in Southern Spain
  • 1977: Haciendas, Plantations and Collective Farms (Cuba and Peru)
  • 1990: Ecological economics: energy, environment and society
  • 1994: The environment as a luxury good or "to poor to be green"?
  • 1996: Getting down to earth: practical applications of ecological economics (with Robert Costanza and Olman Segura)
  • 1997: Varieties of Environmentalism. Essays North and South (with Ramachandra Guha)
  • 2002: The Environmentalism of the Poor: A study of ecological conflicts and valuation
  • 2007: Rethinking Environmental History: World-Systems History and Global Environmental Change (with Alf Hornborg and John Mc Neill)
  • 2008: Recent Developments in Ecological Economics 2 vols. (with Inge Ropke)
  • 2012: Ecological Economics from the Ground Up (with Hali Healy et al.)

Interviews (in English)[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Joan Martinez Alier". icta.uab.cat. Retrieved 9 August 2011. 
  2. ^ Martinez Alier, Joan (1990). Ecological Economics: Energy, Environment and Society. Oxford, England: Basil Blackwell. ISBN 0-631-17146-0. 
  3. ^ Martinez Alier, Joan (2002). The Environmentalism of the Poor: A Study of Ecological Conflicts and Valuation. Edward Elgar Publishing. ISBN 1-84376-486-5. 
  4. ^ Martinez Alier, Joan. "Curriculum Vitae". University Barcelona. Retrieved 7 October 2013. 
  5. ^ "International workshop on ecosystem and natural capital accounting". eea.europa.eu. Retrieved 9 August 2011.