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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.


Armon Rezai quoted on stranded assets and climate policy in Ars Technica.

Ars Technica article “Why our continued use of fossil fuels is creating a financial time bomb“ discusses Armon Rezai’s research on the financial implications of climate policy. …


Stefan Giljum is ranked #7 in Austria among Top Economics Scientists, a platform that evaluates researchers in selected disciplines, has released the 2022 Edition of the Ranking of Top Scientists in ‘Economics and Finance’. Stefan Giljum from the…


Energy Journal Best Paper Award 2021

Klara Zwickl (WU), Simon Sturn (WU), and James Boyce (UMASS) won the "Campell Watkins The Energy Journal Best Paper Award” in 2021" for their article "Effects of Carbon Mitigation on Co-pollutants at…