Kent Klitgaard

Kent Klitgaard

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.
  • GTI Contributions

    The Struggle for Meaningful Work Viewpoint
    The Struggle for Meaningful Work

    February 2017

    Capitalism has degraded both the environment and the conditions of human labor. To achieve meaningful work for all on our finite planet, we should heed the lessons of craft and care work.

    With commentary by Adam Blakester, Guy Dauncey, Giorgos Kallis, Nava Kavelin, Marjorie Kelly, Lisi Krall, Simon Mair, and Neera Singh, and a response from the author.