UCL Institute for Global Prosperity


Remembering Ecological Economist, Herman Daly

18 January 2023, 5:30 pm–7:00 pm

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A joint event from the Institute for Global Prosperity and the Institute for Sustainable Resources to remember and celebrate the life and work of ecological economist, Herman Daly

This event is free.

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Room 225 (Event), Common Room (Reception)
Central House, UCL Bloomsbury Campus
14 Upper Woburn Place
United Kingdom

Herman Daly died this October at the age of 84. In its obituary the New York Times said: “Perhaps the best-known ecological economist, he faulted his mainstream peers for failing to account for the environmental harm growth can bring.” Perhaps more important, he co-founded alongside Robert Costanza a whole new school of economic thought that acknowledges natural resources and the environment as the foundation of all human wealth and well-being, and work through the profound implications of this for all aspects of the economy and society more broadly.

This event will remember and celebrate Herman’s life and work. It is being co-hosted by UCL’s Institute for Sustainable Resources (ISR) and Institute for Global Prosperity (IGP). Two of the speakers will be Professor Robert Costanza, who co-founded the International Society for Ecological Economics (ISEE) with Herman in 1989 and Professor Paul Ekins (ISR), who is one of the UK’s best known ecological economists. The event will be introduced by the Institutes’ two Directors, Professor Jim Watson (ISR) and Professor Henrietta Moore (IGP) and feature expert thinkers in the field. 

The event will start at 17.30 on Wednesday 18 January, and will be followed by a reception in Central House, Bloomsbury, from 19.00-20.00.


  • Professor Robert Costanza is Professor of Ecological Economics at the Institute for Global Prosperity (IGP)
  • Professor Paul Ekins OBE is Professor of Resources and Environment Policy at UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources
  • Kate Raworth is an ecological economist focused on making economics fit for 21st century realities. 
  • Introductions from Professor Henrietta Moore (Founder and Director of the Institute for Global Prosperity) and Professor Jim Watson (Director of the UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources)

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