Welcome to GDAE’s new website!
The website will be fully available in a few weeks. In the meantime, all educational materials can be accessed at their new location at the Economics in Context Initiative at Boston University’s Global Development Policy Center.
New from GDAE
Three GDAE researchers presented papers at the Ecological Society of America/United States Society for Ecological Economics conference on August 11-16, 2019 in Louisville, Kentucky, on the theme “Bridging Communities & Ecosystems: Inclusion as an Ecological Imperative”. The GDAE papers were:
Filling the Carbon Sequestration Gap: Expanding the Role of Forests and Wetlands
Soil Health, Agriculture and Climate in New England: Scientific Findings, Farming Practices and Policies
Ecological Economics of the Green New Deal
Jonathan Harris awarded Herman Daly Award
At the USSEE conference, Jonathan Harris was awarded the Herman Daly Award “designed to recognize individuals who have connected ecological economic thinking to practical applications and implementation of solutions that are sustainable in scale, equitable in distribution and efficient in allocation.” Read more about the award.
Dr. William Moomaw has co-authored a new journal article published by Frontiers in Forests and Global Change. The article argues that proforestation – growing existing forests intact to their ecological potential – is a more effective, immediate, and low-cost approach to increase negative emissions relative to other strategies such as reforestation and afforestation.
Five short updates on contemporary environmental and natural resource economics issues are now available. See: Indigenous Rights and Environmental Issues, The State of U.S. Drinking Water, Global Biofuel Production, and Hydraulic Fracturing in the United States. This series complements material covered in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics: A Contemporary Approach (Harris and Roach, 2017).
Economics in Context Modules
In the News
William Moomaw was cited by The New Yorker in “Don’t Burn Trees to Fight Climate Change — Let Them Grow” August 15, 2019
William Moomaw was cited by WGBH in “Are We Cutting Down The Wrong Trees In Massachusetts?” June 25, 2019
William Moomaw was cited by National Geographic in “Trees release flammable methane—here’s what that means for climate” on March 25, 2019.
The Global Development And Environment Institute (GDAE) is a research institute at Tufts University dedicated to promoting a better understanding of how societies can pursue their economic and community goals in an environmentally and socially sustainable manner. GDAE pursues its mission through original research, policy work, publication projects, curriculum development, conferences and other activities.