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ECON 326: Ecological Economics

This course guide was designed to support the teaching and learning in the ECON 326: Ecological Economics given by Professor Thomas Naylor of the Department of Economics at McGill University.

About the Ecological Economics Guide

This course guide was designed to support the teaching and learning in the ECON 326: Ecological Economics given by Professor Thomas Naylor of the Department of Economics at McGill University. 

This guide contains introductory materials to understand Ecological Economics, links to the suggested readings outlined in the ECON 326 course syllabus and additional resources to help students with the two course assignments: the case study (25 % of final grade) / class presentation and final report (25% of final grade).

If you have any questions on using the below listed resources or require help on finding additional resources for your research topics, please do not hesitate to contact me, Michael David Miller, Liaison Librarian for Economics and International Development.

What is Ecological Economics?

What is Ecological Economics?

The New Palgrave Dictronary of Economics defines Ecological Economics as "the study of the interactions and co-evolution in time and space of human economies and the ecosystems in which human economies are embedded". 

Video Crash Course on Ecology - Playlist

The History of Life on Earth - Crash Course Ecology # 1

Energy and the Wealth of Nations

Ecological Economics: Sustainability in Practice

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Introductory Books on Ecological Economics

Additional Books on Ecological Economics at McGill

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