Selected publications

Green, T.L., Kronenberg, J., Andersson, E., Elmqvist, T., Gómez-Baggethun, E., 2016. Insurance Value of Green Infrastructure in and Around Cities. Ecosystems 19, 1–13. doi:10.1007/s10021-016-9986-x [open access]

Hahn, T., McDermott, C., Ituarte-Lima, C., Schultz, M., Green, T.L., Magnus, T., 2015. Purposes and degrees of commodification: Economic instruments for biodiversity and ecosystem services need not rely on markets or monetary valuation. Ecosystem Services. doi:10.1016/j.ecoser.2015.10.012

Green, T.L. (2015), Lecturers’ perspectives on how introductory economic courses address sustainability. International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education. 16(1). doi:10.1108/IJSHE-03-2013-0020 Pre-publication draft

Green, T.L. (2013), Teaching (un)sustainability? University sustainability commitments and student experiences of introductory economics, Ecological Economics, Vol. 94, pp. 135–142. doi:10.1016/j.ecolecon.2013.08.003

The above article is based on interviews of students who had recently completed an introductory economics course. It documents how these courses undermine university sustainability commitments, since they present students with an overly simplistic treatment of the environment-economy nexus.

Green, T. L. (2012). Introductory economics textbooks: What do they teach about sustainability? International Journal of Pluralism and Economics Education, 4(3), 189–223. doi:10.1504/IJPEE.2012.049198 Author’s proof

The above article reports on part of my analysis of the leading Econ101 textbooks and how they address environment-economy linkages and sustainability. It shows that principles of economics texts by leading economists like Gregory Mankiw, Ben Bernanke, Paul Krugman, Campbell McConnell, Stanley Brue, Michael Parkin, Robin Bade, Christopher Ragan and Richard Lipsey, Paul Samuelson, William Nordhaus, and Joseph Stiglitz give little attention to the environment and what content they do include is simplistic. Although my study reports on textbooks that have been superceded by new editions, the revised editions show little change on this dimension.

Menzel, S. and Green, T.L. (2013), “Sovereign citizens and constrained consumers: Why sustainability requires constraints on consumption choice”, Environmental Values, Vol. 22 No. 1, pp. 59–79.

My dissertation, which documents how introductory economics courses fail to meet universities’ sustainability commitments (such as the Talloires Declaration) can be found here:

Ban, N. C., Caldwell, I. R., Green, T. L., Morgan, S. K., O’Donnell, K., & Selgrath, J. C. (2009). “Diverse fisheries require diverse solutions.” Science, 323 (5912), 338-339.

Green, Tom. 2009. “New economics for sustainability: Aboriginal forests and Innu culture.” In Drengson, A. and Taylor, D. (eds.) Wild Foresting: Practicing Nature’s Wisdom. New Society Publishers. Gabriola Island, BC.

Green, Tom. 2007. “Improving human wellbeing and ecosystem health on BC’s coast: The challenge posed by historic resource extraction.” Journal of Bioeconomics. 9(3): 245-263.

Green, Tom. 2007. “Grounding the conversation to ensure a better textbook – A comment on: ‘Is there life after Samuelson’s economics?’” Post-Autistic Economics Review, 43, 15 September 2007, pp. 52-56,

Green, Tom. 2000. “Confusing liquidation with income in BC’s forests.” Ecological Economics 34:33-46.