El Instituto de Estudios Ecologistas del Tercer Mundo se siente honrado en contar con Joan Martínez Alier como su Rector, por sus valiosos aportes a la economía desde la perspectiva de la ecología política y el ecologismo popular, reflexiones que han inspirado nuestras actividades de investigación y formación ecologista.
2017 Leontief Prize Winners:
James Boyce and Joan Martinez-Alier
Awardees to lecture on the theme:
"Economics, Equity, and the Environment"
Tufts University’s Global Development And Environment Institute (GDAE) will award its 2017 Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought to James Boyce and Joan Martinez-Alier. This year's award, titled "Economics, Equity, and the Environment," recognizes Boyce and Martinez-Alier for their ground-breaking theoretical and applied work that has effectively integrated ecological, developmental, and justice-oriented approaches into the field of economics.
“It is essential to address the ecological crisis generated by the old-paradigm economy,” said GDAE Co-Director Neva Goodwin. “James Boyce and Joan Martinez-Alier have highlighted the relationship between economic systems, resources (materials and energy) and social issues. Their particular focus on the intersections among economics, poverty, and inequality has strongly informed GDAE’s thinking on these issues.”
GDAE awards the Leontief Prize each year to leading theorists who have developed innovative work in economics that addresses contemporary realities and supports just and sustainable societies.
Dr. Joan Martinez-Alier is emeritus professor at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), where he received his PhD in 1976. During his career, he has held positions at at Oxford University, Stanford University, University of California Davis, FLACSO, and Yale University. Most recently he has served as co-director of the EJAtlas and currently directs the EnvJustice Project at ICTA-UAB (2016-2021) on ecological distribution conflicts and the global movement for environmental justice. He has played a crucial role in the development of ecological economics, and served as a founding member and past president of the International Society for Ecological Economics.
Dr. James K. Boyce is a professor of economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and director of the program on Development, Peacebuilding and the Environment at the Political Economy Research Institute. He received his Ph.D. in economics from Oxford University. Dr. Boyce's current work focuses on strategies for combining poverty reduction with environmental protection, and on the relationships between inequality and environmental degradation. Since 2011 he has served as the president ofEcon4: Economics for People, the Planet and the Future.