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Kent Klitgaard

Professor of Economics

315.364.3231
MacMillian 315

kentk@wells.edu

Kent Klitgaard

"Anyone who believes that an economy can grow exponentially inside a finite planet is either a madman or an economist."

Professor Klitgaard's primary teaching and research interest is ecological economics: conceptualizing the economy as a subsystem of a larger biophysical system. He is also interested in the history of economic analysis, economic history, progressive economic theory (known as political economy), and the interrelation of technological change and the organization of work

Education

1974 B.A. San Diego State University
1979 M.S. University of New Hampshire
1987 Ph.D. University of New Hampshire

Select Publications

Hall, CAS and Klitgaard, Kent. 2011. Energy and the Wealth of Nations New York: Springer.

Lisi Krall and Kent Klitgaard. 2011. "Ecological economics and institutional change in Ecological Economic Reviews." Robert Costanza, Karin Limburg, & Ida Kubiszewski. Eds. Annals of the New York Academy of Science 1219: 185-196.

Gowdy, John, Hall, C. A. S, Klitgaard, K. A., and Krall, M. 2010. "What every conservation biologist should know about economic theory." Conservation Biology 24(5).

Gowdy, John, Klitgaard, K. A., and Krall, M. 2010. "Capital and sustainability." The Corporate Reporter. 37(4-5): 27-30.

Gowdy, John, Hall, C. A. S., Klitgaard, K. A., and Krall, M. 2010. "The end of faith-based economics." The Corporate Reporter. 37(4-5): 5-12.

Klitgaard, K. A. 2006. "Comparative advantage in the age of globalization." International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic, and Social Sustainability. 1(3): 123-130.

Hall, C. A. S. and Klitgaard, K. A. 2006. "The need for a new, biophysically-based paradigm in economics for the second half of the age of oil." International Journal of Transdisciplinary Research. 1(1): 4-22.

Courses Taught

  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Sustainability and the State of the World (Freshman Seminar)
  • Environmental Studies in the Cayuga Basin
  • Political Economy
  • Labor Economics
  • Technology and the Labor Process
  • Intermediate Microeconomics
  • Environmental Economics
  • Ecological Economics
  • History of Economic Analysis
  • Economic History of the United States
  • Senior Seminar

 

 
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