Steady-State Economics for Environmental Protection, Jobs, and Security

MAREA is delighted to welcome back, Dr. Brian Czech, founder of the Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy. He last spoke with us 5 years ago after the recent publication his book, Supply Shock. Here’s description of that talk, MAREA TEK Park Jan 27, 2015 More details for his March 2020 talk to come soon!


Brian Czech, founding president of the Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy (CASSE), and Executive Director since 2018. Czech served as the first conservation biologist in the history of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service from 1999-2017, and concurrently as a visiting professor of natural resource economics in Virginia Tech’s National Capitol Region. He is the author of several books including Supply ShockShoveling Fuel for a Runaway Train, and The Endangered Species Act: History, Conservation Biology, and Public Policy, as well as over 50 academic journal articles. His primary contributions to ecological economics pertain to the “trophic” origins of money, the process of technological progress, and the political “steady state revolution.” Czech is a frequent speaker, moderator, commentator, and regular contributor to the Steady State Herald. He has a B.S. from the University of Wisconsin, an M.S. from the University of Washington, and a Ph.D. from the University of Arizona.

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