Heal, Geoffrey 1944–

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Heal, Geoffrey 1944–

(G.M. Heal, Geoffrey M. Heal, Geoffrey Martin Heal)

PERSONAL: Born April 9, 1944, in Bangor, Wales; son of Tom Heal (a physicist) and Gwen Owen (a botanist); married, 1967; wife's name Felicity (divorced, 1979); married Ann Marie Biafore (an editor), March 11, 2000; children: Bridget, Marie, Natasha. Ethnicity: "Caucasian." Education: Cambridge University, B.Sc. (with first class honors), 1966, Ph.D., 1969. Hobbies and other interests: Photography, natural history.

ADDRESSES: HomeNew York, NY. Office—Columbia Business School, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027. E-mail[email protected]

CAREER: Cambridge University, Christs College, Cambridge, England, director of studies and fellow, 1967–73; University of Sussex, Brighton, Sussex, England, professor, 1973–79; Columbia University, New York, NY, professor of economics and finance and Garrett Professor of Public Policy and Corporate Responsibility, 1983–. Director of Economists Advisory Group and Financial Telecommunications, Inc.; consultant to various corporations and governments.

MEMBER: Econometric Society (fellow), Royal Society of Arts (fellow).


(Under name G.M. Heal) The Theory of Economic Planning, American Elsevier Publishing (New York, NY), 1973.

(With Gordon Hughes and Roger Tarling) Linear Algebra and Linear Economics, Macmillan (London, England), 1974.

(Under name G.M. Heal; with P.S. Dasgupta) Economic Theory and Exhaustible Resources, Cambridge University Press (Cambridge, England), 1979.

(Under name G.M. Heal; editor, with G.A. Hughes) Public Policy and the Tax System, Allen & Unwin (Boston, MA), 1980.

(With Graciela Chichilnisky) Oil and the International Economy, Oxford University Press (New York, NY), 1991.

(Editor) The Economics of Exhaustible Resources, Edward Elgar (Brookfield, VT), 1993.

(With Graciela Chichilnisky) The Evolving International Economy, Cambridge University Press (New York, NY), 1997.

(Editor, with Graciela Chichilnisky and Allesandro Vercelli) Sustainability: Dynamics and Uncertainty, Kluwer Academic (Boston, MA), 1997.

(Under name Geoffrey M. Heal; editor) Topological Social Choice, Springer Verlag (New York, NY), 1997.

Valuing the Future: Economic Theory and Sustainability, Columbia University Press (New York, NY), 1998.

(Editor) The Economics of Increasing Returns, Edward Elgar (Northampton, MA), 1999.

(Editor, with Graciela Chichilnisky) Environmental Markets: Equity and Efficiency, Columbia University Press (New York, NY), 2000.

Nature and the Marketplace: Capturing the Value of Ecosystem Services, Island Press (Washington, DC), 2000.

(With Howard Kunreuther) Interdependent Security (electronic resource), National Bureau of Economic Research (Cambridge, MA), 2004.

Capitalism and Conscience, Columbia University Press (New York, NY), 2007.

Heal's book on nature and the marketplace was translated into Japanese and Chinese.

SIDELIGHTS: Geoffrey Heal once told CA: "I write because I am interested in understanding better how societies work. Specifically, I am currently interested in how we interact with our natural environment, which I believe to be of profound importance."



Columbia University Web site: Geoffrey Heal Home Page, http://www.gsb.columbia.edu/faculty/gheal (January 15, 2007).

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