Gund Graduate Fellow, Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources

Joe Ament graduated from The Ross School of Business at The University of Michigan, focusing on economics and finance. After spending seven years in corporate strategy in both the for- and non-profit sectors, he spent three years writing about the ecological and economic problems we now face.

In the Rubenstein School, Joe’s research examines Monetary Theory in the context of socioecological stability. His interests lie in how economic rent and modern monetary systems affect social justice and environmental degradation; and how a socioecologically-resilient society will use money and distribute wealth. Outside of reading and writing, Joe loves to ski, kayak, paint, and listen to Stevie Wonder.

Joe Ament

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

Monetary Theory, Ecological Economics, Rent/Production Theory, Ecofeminism


  • BBA, Finance/Economics, University of Michigan