Kent Klitgaard is a Professor of Economics at Wells College in Aurora, New York. He teaches a wide array of courses ranging from ecological economics, political economy, globalization, and energy and the economy, as well as a first-year seminar on Sustainability and the State of the World. He is the co-author of Energy and the Wealth of Nations, along with Charles Hall, and has been published in Sustainability, Ecological Economics, Conservation Biology, and the International Journal of Transdisciplinary Research. He received his PhD from the University of New Hampshire in 1987. In addition to teaching and writing, Kent has also worked as a carpenter, a cabinet-maker, and a union organizer.