Herman Daly

Herman Daly

Herman Daly is an ecological economist and Emeritus Professor at the University of Maryland, School of Public Policy. From 1988 to 1994, he was a Senior Economist in the Environment Department of the World Bank. Prior to that, he was a professor of economics at Louisiana State University, where he taught for twenty years. He has served as Ford Foundation Visiting Professor at the University of Ceará (Brazil), Research Associate at Yale University, Visiting Fellow at the Australian National University, and Senior Fulbright Lecturer in Brazil. He was co-founder and associate editor of the journal Ecological Economics. He has written extensively on theorizing the steady-state economy and co-developed the Index of Sustainable Welfare. He holds a PhD from Vanderbilt University.

GTI Contributions


Roundtable contribution on Why Ecosocialism - Herman Daly
Roundtable
Contribution to GTI Roundtable Do Red and Green Mix?

December 2018

Löwy’s Marxist version of ecosocialism offers an inadequate framework for contemporary challenges.


Roundtable contribution on Global Capitalism - Herman Daly
Roundtable
Contribution to GTI Roundtable Global Capitalism

June 2017

The call to replace global capitalism with global ecosocialism leaves unanswered the question of community well-being.


Economics for a Full World
Essay
Economics for a Full World

June 2015

We live in a full world but still behave as if it were empty. The urgent task ahead of us is to create an economy that remains within the earth’s carrying capacity while rethinking the ultimate purpose of the economy itself.

Commentary by John Barry, Nancy Folbre, Tim Jackson, Giorgos Kallis, Robert Paehlke, Stephen Purdey, Alan Willis, and Eric Zencey, and a response from the author



Commentary on The Degrowth Alternative - Herman Daly
Roundtable
Contribution to GTI Roundtable "On Degrowth"
An exchange on the viewpoint The Degrowth Alternative

February 2015



Commentary on Monetizing Nature - Herman Daly
Roundtable
Contribution to GTI Roundtable "Monetizing Nature"
An exchange on the viewpoint Monetizing Nature: Taking Precaution on a Slippery Slope

August 2014



Commentary on Limits to Investment - Herman Daly
Roundtable
Contribution to GTI Roundtable "Limits to Investment"
An exchange on the viewpoint Limits to Investment: Finance in the Anthropocene

April 2014