Category: THE PUBLIC ECONOMY

Developing the Well-being Economy: The Current State of Play

By Tim Thornton A well-being economy is orientated around promoting human well-being and ecological balance rather than focusing on ever increasing economic growth. Encouragingly, the idea of the well-being economy has transitioned from academic and community discussion to something that is being operationalized by governments. The concept of the well-being economy is being translated into […]

Sekera and Lichtenberger’s Paper on Carbon Capture and Public Policy Published in Biophysical Economics and Sustainability

In a recently published paper, June Sekera, Senior Research Fellow at BU’s Global Development Policy Center and her collaborator from The New School, Andreas Lichtenberger, reviewed the literature on carbon dioxide removal and found that the use of public funds to subsidize industrial-chemical methods is often counterproductive. The paper analyzes the flawed premises upon which […]

Sekera’s article “Carbon Cleanup: The Public is Paying, But Who is Profiting?” published in Handelsblatt

In an article, published in the German newspaper Handelsblatt, Subventionen für CO2-Abscheidung sind verschwendetes Geld, ECI Senior Research Fellow June Sekera dissects the premises and promises of industrial-chemical methods of carbon capture. An English version of the originally-submitted article is at:  Carbon Cleanup: The Public is Paying, but Who is Profiting?  

The Carbon Capture Conundrum: Public Need vs Private Gain (Full Report)

By June Sekera and Andreas Lichtenberger  Assessing Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Reduction from a Public Policy Perspective: A Review of the Literature, February 2020    

The Carbon Capture Conundrum: Public Need vs Private Gain (Executive Summary for Policy Makers)

By June Sekera and Andreas Lichtenberger  Assessing Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Reduction from a Public Policy Perspective: A Review of the Literature, February 2020