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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 PNAS paper on mining and tropical deforestation

Researchers from the Institute for Ecological Economics, together with other universities, have presented the first comprehensive study on the spread of forest loss due to intensified mining. The…

Sustainability Challenge

13. Sustainability Challenge



Armon Rezai points to the beneficiaries of high inflation in Die Presse

Armon Rezai seeks to highlight the positive aspects of high inflation in his commentary in Die Presse. Arguing that, while the high inflation rates are ubiquitous in economic policy debates, their…