Dr. Eban Goodstein

Dr. Eban Goodstein

Director,
Bard Center for Environmental Policy

Dr. Eban Goodstein

In addition to his position at Bard College, Goodstein directs two national educational initiatives on global warming: C2C and The National Climate Seminar. In recent years, he has coordinated climate education events at over 2500 colleges, universities, high schools and other institutions across the country.

Goodstein is the author of a college textbook, Economics and the Environment, (John Wiley and Sons: 2010) now in its sixth edition; The Trade-off Myth: Fact and Fiction About Jobs and the Environment (Island Press: 1999); and Fighting for Love in the Century of Extinction: How Passion and Politics Can Stop Global Warming (University of Vermont Press: 2007). Goodstein’s current research focuses on the economics of global climate change, a subject on which he has spoken widely. Articles by Goodstein have appeared in, among other outlets, The Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Land Economics, Ecological Economics and Environmental Management. His research has been featured in The New York Times, Scientific American, Time, Chemical and Engineering News, The Economist, USA Today and The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Goodstein received his B.A. in Geology from Williams College and his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Michigan. He serves on the editorial board of Environment, Workplace and Employment, is on the Steering Committee of the Economics for Equity and Environment: E3 Network and is a Member Scholar at the Center for Progressive Reform.