University of Vermont

Master of Public Administration

joshua farley

Joshua Farley, PhD Professor

  • PhD 1999 Cornell University
  • Masters in International Affairs 1990 Columbia University
  • BS 1985 Grinnel College
Areas of Expertise:

ecological economics, development economics,
economic globalization

Contact Information
Office: 205 Morrill Hall
Phone: 802.656.2989
Email: Joshua.Farley@uvm.edu
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Dr. Farley joined the CDAE faculty in 2003 when the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics, of which he is a Fellow, relocated to the University of Vermont. Although he was formally trained in neoclassical economics, Dr. Farley is a renowned ecological economist working to integrate social, human, and natural capital into the way the world views economics. With Herman Daly, he co-authored a foundation textbook titled Ecological Economics: Principles and Applications which is now available in its 2nd edition. He has also co-authored Restoring Natural Capital: Financing and Valuation. Dr. Farley has spent considerable time abroad including several years teaching ecological economics at the School for Field Studies Centre for Rainforest Studies (CRS) in Far North Queensland Australia, first as resident faculty and later as program director. Dr. Farley continues to advance the field of ecological economics and teach/advise the next generation of economists and community development professionals.

Sample of Courses Taught

Josh Farley's courses by semester available here.
CDAE 061: Principles of Community Development
CDAE 102: Sustainable Community Development
CDAE 237: Economics of Sustainability
CDAE 291: International Community Development
NR 285/ENVS 295: Introduction to Ecological Economics
PA 306: Introduction to Public Policy
CDAE 295: Ecological Economics and Sustainable Forest Management
NR 285: Sustainable Business
CDAE 295/395 and PA 395: Payments for Ecosystem Service
CDAE 195: Sustainable Development in an Island Economy
CDAE 395: Forest Economics
CDAE 295: Green Awassa
CDAE 191: Applied Ecological Economics
CDAE 385: Overcoming Institutional Roadblocks to Sustainability
PA 305: Public Budgeting & Public Finance
NR 285: Relaunching Burlington Bread
CDAE 295: Alternative Currencies & Community Development
CDAE 291: Teaching Community Development

Recent Publications

Academic Journal Articles
  • Farley, J., D. Baker, D. Batker, C. Koliba, R. Matteson, R. Mills, and J. Pittman. 2007. Opening the policy window for paradigm shifts: Katrina as a focusing event. Ecological Economics 63:2-3, 344-354.
  • Farley, J., E. Gaddis, W. Rees, and K. VanDis. 2007. Our global footprint: managing global public goods. In J. Aronson, S. Milton, and J. Blignaut (eds.) Restoring Natural Capital: Science, Business, and Practice. Island Press: Washington, DC.
Conference Proceedings
  • Reynolds, T., C. Huber, and J. Farley. 2007. Investing in human and natural capital: an alternative paradigm for sustainable development in Awassa, Ethiopia. US Society for Ecological Economics. New York, NY. June 2007.
  • Kerchner, C. and J. Farley. 2007. Payments for ecosystem services in a Dominican watershed: are they enough to "tip the scale" toward forest conservation? US Society for Ecological Economics. New York, NY. June 2007.
  • Farley, J. and K. VanDis. 2004. Policies toward a globally efficient allocation of ecosystem goods and services. International Society for Ecological Economics. Montreal, Quebec. July 2004.

Honors and Awards

  • A.D. White Fellowship
  • S.S.R.C. International Pre-dissertation Fellowship
  • Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship
  • Herbert H. Lehman Fellowship
  • Dean's Fellowship at Columbia

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