Modeling the World Economy

 

Modeling the World Economy

Faye Duchin, Professor of Economics at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, is concerned with strategies for promoting economic development and alleviating environmental damage.  She has published numerous journal articles and several books including: Structural Economics: Measuring Change in Technology, Lifestyles and the Environment (1998); The Future of the Environment: Ecological Economics and Technological Change (1994, with G. Lange); and The Future Impact of Automation on Workers (1986, with W. Leontief).  She was Dean of the RPI School of Humanities and Social Sciences from 1996-2002 and, prior to that, Director of the Institute for Economic Analysis at New York University.  She is President of the International Input-Output Association and has played leadership roles in the International Society for Industrial Ecology, for which she will organize the 2008 Gordon Research Conference in Industrial Ecology, and the International Society for Ecological Economics.  She has founded and been editor of several scholarly journals, both in economics and in interdisciplinary areas involving the environment.  She was a Boutros Boutros-Ghali Scholar for North America and Europe in global economic development and the environment, a Fellow at the United Nations University in Tokyo, and an AT&T/Lucent Fellow in Industrial Ecology.
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