Title: Why have post-Keynesians had (relatively) little to say on the economics of the environment?

Authors: Andrew Mearman

Addresses: University of the West of England, Frenchay Campus, Coldharbour Lane, Bristol, BS16 1QY, UK

Abstract: This paper examines the reasons for the relative lack of post-Keynesian work on the economics of the environment. The paper draws on new questionnaire and interview data collected by the author from leading contemporary post-Keynesians. The data suggest that there are many reasons why post-Keynesians have had little to say on the environment. The main reasons are: post-Keynesians have adopted a strategic focus on criticising orthodox monetary and pricing theory; they have used static tools ill-equipped for analysing the environment; and they have focused more on growth and full employment.

Keywords: post-Keynesianism; environmental economics; questionnaire; valuation; user cost; post-Keynesian economics; ecological economics.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEWE.2005.006381

International Journal of Environment, Workplace and Employment, 2005 Vol.1 No.2, pp.131 - 154

Published online: 02 Mar 2005 *

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