A Collaborative National Center for Fusion & Plasma Research
November 24, 2015,
4:15pm to 5:30pm


COLLOQUIUM: Sustainability Economics

James Morris
Rutgers University

It's easy to agree that managing resources in a sustainable manner is a worthy goal. But what exactly does that mean for those of us living and working in a dollars-and-cents world? How we do balance the short-run-orientation of an unforgiving marketplace with the long-run goals and results of thinking and acting sustainably? This session will introduce key economic metrics of sustainable resource management, and it will outline the methods and limitations of assigning dollar values to natural assets we value -- and undervalue -- in different measures of economic health.  We'll have some fun considering and quantifying answers to the question: are we better off now than we were as high school seniors?


Colloquium Committee: 

The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory 2019-2020 Colloquium Committee is comprised of the following people. Please feel free to contact them by e-mail regarding any possible speakers or topics for future colloquia.

Carol Ann Austin, caustin@pppl.gov
Marc-Andre DeLooz, mdelooz@pppl.gov
Erik Gilson, egilson@pppl.gov
Jessica Ilagan, jilagan@pppl.gov
Igor Kaganovich, ikaganov@pppl.gov

  • Carol Ann Austin 609-243-2484

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