Grant

Expanding Ethical Thinking on the Economics of Climate Change

The growing problem of climate change demands that we, as societies, consider the impact of our economic activities from an ethical perspective and take seriously the complexity of the natural environment. Yet ethical engagement and a cautious approach to natural systems tend to be anathema to many economists. This project generates new economic thinking that goes beyond these limitations. In particular, it explores the implications for the economics of gender stereotypes that consider self-interested economic behavior and risk-taking to be masculine and care and caution to be feminine.

 
Professor of Economics
University of Massachusetts, Boston