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The unfinished journey of ecological economics
- Nadeau, Robert L.
- Ecological economics 2015 v.109 pp. 101-108
- ecological economics, ecologists, economic theory, economists
- The goal of the economists and ecologists who laid the conceptual foundations for ecological economics in the 1960s and 1970s was to create a scientifically informed discipline that could serve as the basis for coordinating economic activities in environmentally responsible ways. The aim of this article is to make a convincing case that the history of neoclassical economic theory provides a coherent basis for understanding why ecological economists must finish the journey begun by these economists and ecologists.