Non-Neoclassical (that is real world) Economics
I'm at the third joint conference between the American Society for Ecological Economics and the Biophysical Economics group (not an official organization) and the first that also includes the Canadian counterpart organization for Ecological Econ. We're in Vancouver BC where the fall colors of deciduous trees are spectacular. I'm here to maintain continuity in my interests in energy and the economy. But above that, I am trying to push the idea that both of these fields are united by the common thread of systems thinking and that it might not be a bad move to integrate into one field to challenge traditional neoclassical economics — systems economics.
Here is the presentation I made yesterday (to a full house session to my surprise). It was well received and generated quite a few comments and questions. This work shows (in simplified form) some of the work I will be reporting shortly.