Allen Cookson

AuthorAllen Cookson

Allen Cookson spent most of his life teaching science at secondary school level. After retirement he completed a B.App. Econ. degree. He is author of Prosperity, Poverty or Extinction? Humanity’s Choices. The book, which has earned praise internationally, links economics, science and other disciplines in a quest for solutions to humanity’s ecological quandaries.

What is Ecological Economics? A neglected discipline.

Here is how Ecological Economics Research New Zealand (EERNZ) defines Ecological Economics: “Ecological Economics (EE) is an applied, trans-disciplinary field of inquiry established in the 1980’s. Its foundation lies in assessment of (1) the ecological scale and carrying capacity of natural systems, using Natural Sciences; (2) social fairness and distribution, drawing on Social Sciences;...

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