Herman Daly

Herman Daly

Professor - University of Maryland

Herman E. Daly is currently Professor at the University of Maryland School of Public Affairs. From 1988 to 1994 he was Senior Economist in the Environment Department of the World Bank. Prior to 1988, he was Alumni Professor of Economics at Louisiana State University, where he taught economics for twenty years.

His interest in economic development, population, resources, and environment has resulted in over a hundred articles in professional journals and anthologies, as well as numerous books, including Toward a Steady-State Economy (W.H. Freeman, 1973); Steady-State Economics: Economics of Biophysical Equilibrium and Moral Growth (W.H. Freeman, 1977; 2nd ed., Island Press, 1991); Valuing the Earth: Economics, Ecology, Ethics (MIT Press, 1993, with Kenneth N. Townsend); Beyond Growth: The Economics of Sustainable Development (Beacon Press, 1996); and Ecological Economics and Sustainable Development: Selected Essays of Herman Daly (Edward Elgar, 2008).

He is co-author with theologian John B. Cobb, Jr., of For the Common Good: Redirecting the Economy toward Community, the Environment, and a Sustainable Future(Beacon Press, 1989; 2nd ed., 1994). In 1996 he received Sweden’s Honorary Right Livelihood Award and the Heineken Prize for Environmental Science, awarded by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2002 he was awarded the Medal of the Presidency of the Italian Republic.

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