Rich Howarth, Pat and John Rosenwald Professor of Economics at Dartmouth College, is an environmental and ecological economist who studies the interface between economic theory and the ecological, moral, and social dimensions of environmental issues.
His topical interests focus on energy use, climate change, and ecological conservation. His research and teaching emphasize themes that include: the role of discounting, sustainability, and intergenerational fairness in evaluating long-term environmental policies; mathematical models of the relationship between economic growth, the natural environment, and human well-being; the interplay between economics, ethics, and deliberative politics in valuing and managing ecological resources; and the role of public policies in promoting the adoption of “clean” energy technologies. Before joining Dartmouth’s faculty in 1998, Professor Howarth held research and teaching positions at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (1990-1993) and the University of California at Santa Cruz (1993-1998). Since January of 2008, he has served as the Editor-in-Chief of Ecological Economics.
Contributions to Humans & Nature:
- Economic Growth and the Stationary State
A response to “How can we create a successful economy without continuous economic growth?”
- Video Question Response
Rich’s follow up video lecture to “How can we create a successful economy without continious economic growth?”
- Sustainability, Well-Being, and Economic Growth
From Minding Nature’s September 2012, Volume 5, Number 2 issue.
- The Ethics of Discounting
A lecture presented at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.
- Defining Sustainability
Special Issue of Land Economics edited by Rich Howarth.