Martinez-Alier, Joan 1939–

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Martinez-Alier, Joan 1939–

PERSONAL: Born June 6, 1939, in Barcelona, Spain. Education: Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, doctorate (economics). Politics: "Green."

ADDRESSES: Office—Department of Economics, Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, E-08193, Spain.

CAREER: Oxford University, Oxford, England, research fellow at St. Antony's College, 1966–73; Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain, professor, 1975–. Visiting professor or visiting fellow at other institutions, including Universidad Campinas, 1974, Free University of Berlin, 1980–81, St. Antony's College, Oxford, 1984–85, Stanford University, 1989, FLACSO, 1994–95, Yale University, 1999–2000, and University of Goa, 2004. European Environment Agency, member of scientific committee.

MEMBER: International Society for Ecological Economics.


Ecological Economics, Blackwell (Oxford, England), 1987.

Varieties of Environmentalism, Earthscan (London, England), 1997.

The Environmentalism of the Poor, Edward Elgar Publishing (Northampton, MA), 2002.

WORK IN PROGRESS: Research on ecological conflicts around the world.

SIDELIGHTS: Joan Martinez-Alier told CA: "Ecological Economics is a critique of economics from a physical point of view. Doctrines of economic growth do not take into account the environmental impacts. This is wrong. I also write about political ecology, the study of ecological distribution conflicts, both local and global, including the study of environmental justice movements in all countries. Other topics include agrarian problems and environmental history."

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