Professor of Environmental Studies, Dartmouth College
Editor-in-Chief, Ecological Economics
Rich Howarth is an environmental and ecological economist who studies the interface between economic theory and the ecological, moral, and social dimensions of environmental issues. His topical interests focus on energy use, climate change, and ecological conservation. His research and teaching emphasize themes that include:
∑ The role of discounting, sustainability, and intergenerational fairness in evaluating long-term environmental policies.
∑ Mathematical models of the relationship between economic growth, the natural environment, and human well-being.
∑ The interplay between economics, ethics, and deliberative politics in valuing and managing ecological resources.
∑ The role of public policies in promoting the adoption of pro-environmental behaviors and technologies.
Howarth graduated summa cum laude from
the Biology and Society Program at
Since January of 2008, he has served as the Editor-in-Chief of Ecological Economics.
native of northern New England, Professor Howarth lives in
Environmental Studies 55:
This course examines the links between economic and ecological systems with an emphasis on the interplay between values and institutions in environmental problem-solving. Concepts pertaining to welfare economics, common pool resources, ecosystem valuation, and environmental ethics are developed and applied to problems such as fisheries and forest management, biodiversity conservation, and global environmental change. The course emphasizes the relationship between economic growth, ecosystem services, and human flourishing in the definition and pursuit of sustainable development. Prerequisites: Economics 1 and Environmental Studies 2 or 3. Dist: SOC.
Richard B. Howarth
Environmental Studies Program
HB 6182, 113 Steele Hall