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Joan Martínez Alier

Professor at the Department of Economics and Economic History, Autonomous University of Barcelona

Joan Martínez Alier holds a PhD in Economics from the Autonomous University of Barcelona. His research interests include Agrarian History, Environmental History, Ecological Economics, Environmental Policy and Political Ecology.

He was a research fellow at St Antony's College, Oxford, and a visiting professor at FLACSO, Ecuador. He is a founding member of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, as well as of the International Society for Ecological Economics, of which he was president in 2006 and 2007. Since 2000, he has been a member of the European Environment Agency's Scientific Committee.

He has written for alternative journals such as Cuadernos de Ruedo ibérico, Bicicleta, and Archipiélago, and is currently director of the journal Ecología Política. Among his publications are Ecological Economics: Energy, Environment and Society (1987), Economía ecológica y política ambiental ("Ecological Economics and Environmental Policies", with Jordi Roca, 2001), The Environmentalism of the Poor: A Study of Ecological Conflicts and Valuation (2002) and Rethinking Environmental History: World-Systems History and Global Environmental Change (co-edited with Alf Hornborg and John Mc Neill, 2007).


Has participated in

Richard Peet lecture

"Neoliberalism, financial capitalism and crisis"

From Crisis to Transformation

Navigating Through Times of Uncertainty

Science Friction

Living Among Companion Species