Neva R. Goodwin

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Neva Goodwin "received a Masters' degree in Public Administration from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government ('82) and holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Boston University ('87). She is active in a variety of attempts to synthesize and institutionalize an economic theory - "contextual economics" - that will have more relevance to real world concerns than does the dominant economic paradigm. She is also involved with efforts to motivate business to recognize social and ecological health as significant, long-term corporate goals. As Co-Director of the Global Development and Environment Institute, she has supervised the six-volume project, Frontier Issues in Economic Thought, and is editing a Michigan Press series, Evolving Values for a Capitalist World. Dr. Goodwin is lead author of the introductory college-level textbook, Microeconomics in Context, whose Transitional Economies Edition has been translated into Russian and Vietnamese, and was published in those countries in 2002. The U.S. version is published by Houghton Mifflin. She is currently working on the companion, Macroeconomics in Context, and is leading a project that will create a 300 megabyte "Social Science Library" CD for free distribution to all university libraries in nearly 150 developing countries." [1]


Former Affiliations

  • President's Council on Sustainable Development: member, Task Force on Population & Consumption, Washington, D.C. (1995)
  • U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration: member, Advisory Panel for the Jobs and Environment Campaign (1995)
  • International Society for Ecological Economics, Washington, D.C.: member, Curriculum Committee (1992-5) and Prize Committee (1994-7)
  • International Center for Research on Women, Washington, D.C.: trustee, and chair of the Nominating Committee (1987-97)

Source (Pdf)

External links

  • Board, New Economics Institute, accessed December 12, 2011.
  • Trustees, Rockefeller University, accessed December 28, 2007.
  • Directors, The Other Economic Summit, accessed March 3, 2009.