Joshua Farley


Associate Professor
205 Morrill Hall

1999 Ph.D. Agricultural Resource & Managerial Economics
Cornell University, Ithica, NY

1990 MIA Economic and Political Development
Columbia University, New York City, NY

1990 Certificate in Latin American Studies
Columbia University, New York City, NY

1985 BA Biology
Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA

Though formally trained in neoclassical economics, Josh is an ecological economist-an approach to economics far more complementary to his background in biology and international development, and his extensive experience working, studying and traveling in less developed countries. Awards received during graduate school include the A.D. White Fellowship, S.S.R.C. International Pre-dissertation Fellowship, the Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship, Herbert H. Lehman Fellowship and the Dean's Fellowship at Columbia. While finishing his Ph.D., Josh spent 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. While there, he engaged in hands on transdisciplinary fieldwork looking at real problems and acquired a practical education in ecology, forest management and ecological restoration. He also ran a nursery for rainforest trees and organized and directed several restoration plantings. Josh's tenure at CRS convinced him of the effectiveness of environmental problem for educating students and conducting policy relevant research. As the executive director of the University of Maryland Institute of Ecological Economics, Josh organized and directed transdisciplinary workshop /field-courses in environmental problem solving in Dominica and Brazil. A third will take place in the Philippines in January, 2003. His major research interests are eclectic, including the problem of market failures and the policies required to address them, the role of the public sector in resource allocation, international development, economic globalization, envisioning a sustainable and desirable future, and system sustainability, among others. Josh is fluent in Portuguese, and proficient (formerly fluent) in Spanish.

Courses Taught
PA 305: Public Budgeting & Finance
PA 306:  Introduction to Public Policy

Curriculum Vita