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Herman Daly, ecological economist

Herman Daly

Herman Daly has done some of the best work on economic sustainability he has a number of good books and essays on the subject including Beyond Growth The Economics of Sustainable Development Development  Boston Beacon Press 1997. You can Google his Website.

Herman Edward Daly(born 1938) is an American ecological economist and professor at the School of Public Policy of University of Maryland, College Park in the United States.

He was Senior Economist in the Environment Department of the World Bank, where he helped to develop policy guidelines related to sustainable development. While there, he was engaged in environmental operations work in Latin America. He is closely associated with theories of a Steady state economy.

Before joining the World Bank, Daly was Alumni Professor of Economics at Louisiana State University. He was a co-founder and associate editor of the journal, Ecological Economics.

He is also a recipient of an Honorary Right Livelihood Award,[1] the Heineken Prize for Environmental Science from the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Sophie Prize (Norway), the Leontief Prize from the Global Development and Environment Institute and was chosen as Man of the Year 2008 by Adbusters magazine.

He is widely credited with having originated the idea of uneconomic growth, though some credit this to Marilyn Waring who developed it more completely in her study of the UN System of National Accounts.[2]


Toward a Steady-State Economy(editor, 1973)

Steady-State Economics(1977)

For the Common Good, (1989, with theologian John B. Cobb, Jr.). This received the Grawemeyer Award for ideas for improving World Order.

Valuing the Earth(1993, with Kenneth Townsend)

Beyond Growth(1996)

Ecological Economics and the Ecology of Economics(1999)

The Local Politics of Global Sustainability(2000, with Thomas Prugh and Robert Costanza)

Ecological Economics: Principles and Applications(2003, with Joshua Farley)


Daly, Herman E. (November 1993). "The Perils of Free Trade". Scientific American 269 (5): 24–29.

Daly, Herman E. (1995). "On Wilfred Beckerman's Critique of Sustainable Development". Environmental Values 4: 49–55.

Economics in a Full World, article in Scientific American (2005)

A Steady State Economy, Paper presented to the UK Sustainable Development Commission, April 24, 2008