Friday, October 24, 2008

The First International Biophysical Economics Meeting

Date: October 17, 2008
Venue: Marshall Hall, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry

The meeting was attended by leading academics and industry players in the fields of economics, ecology and other social and natural sciences. The event was also graced by a number of participants who flew in from Europe and Canada.

Jing Chen presenting on the Biophysical Approach to Production Theory

Students at SUNY-ESF participating in a lively debate

Charlie Hall wrapping up the presentations and moderating the discussions.

A trip to Skaneateles the day after the meeting


baloghblog said...

great pictures! Excellent work, Marvin.

Charlie Hall said...

Great work getting this started Marvin!

We welcome new users, browsers, critics (as long as you do not focus on what we are not, i.e. conventional economists) brilliant and not so brilliant ideas, papers that you think should be included and so on. We especially would like to make materials available for those who would like to teach or at least introduce to students biophysical economics, and will include resources over time.

Carles Ibáñez said...

Hello Charlie and everybody from Europe. I am happy to see the new BPE web page !


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