Richard B. Norgaard is Professor of Energy and Resources at the University of California at Berkeley. Among the founders of the field of ecological economics, his recent research addresses how environmental problems challenge scientific understanding and the policy process, how ecologists and economists understand systems differently, and how globalization affects environmental governance. He has field experience in the Brazilian Amazon, Alaska, and Vietnam with minor forays in other parts of the globe. The author of one book and co-author or editor of three books, he has over 100 other publications spanning the fields of environment and development, tropical forestry and agriculture, environmental epistemology, energy economics, and ecological economics. He is among the 1,000 economists worldwide most cited by other economists and in 2004 was one of ten American economists interviewed in The Changing Face of Economics: Conversations with Cutting Edge Economists. Richard has served on numerous committees of the National Academy of Sciences and the former office of Technology Assessment, was a member of the U.S. Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment, and served as President of the International Society for Ecological Economics (1998-2001). He has been a visiting scholar at the World Bank and served on the Science Advisory Board of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Read Richard Norgaard's essay, "Sustainable Development Futures."
Read Richard Norgaard's essay, "A Coevolutionary Interpretation of Ecological Civilization."