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Welcome to the Institute for Ecological EconomicsRSS

The Institute is a leading institution for ecological economic research, teaching, learning, knowledge exchange, and community engagement. Over 30 researchers, a secretary, a research coordinator, and a graduate program coordinator make up the Institute’s staff.

Research is generally grouped into five research groups: Sustainable Work, Macroeconomics & Environment, Climate Economics and Finance, Global Resource Use, and Socio-Ecological Transformation.  

The Institute was founded in July of 2014. Until then its activities were part of the Environment Group at the Institute for the Environment and Regional Development. Its predecessor organization was the Institute for Environment and Economy, which was founded in 1991 and led by Professor Uwe Schubert.

New publication by Hanspeter Wieland to integrating environmental data in monetary input-output (IO) models

A new publication by Hanspeter Wieland and colleagues from the group Global Resource Use investigated the conceptual and empirical implications of different approaches to integrating environmental…

Industrial Ecology Virtual Laboratory (IELab) Conference 2020

Hanspeter Wieland from the research group Global Resource Use attended the Industrial Ecology Virtual Laboratory (IELab) Conference 2020 that took place in Mount Victoria (New South Walse/Australia)…

New publication "Metal mining exerts remarkable pressure on the world’s biodiversity"

A new publication by Michael Tost and colleagues estimates the costs of the reduction of ecosystem services due to metal mining`s global land use by analysing four key metal ores – bauxite…