Simon Mair




Simon is an Ecological Economist, holding degrees in Environmental Science, Environmental Management and Ecological Economics. He is working within our systems analysis theme.

Simon is an ecological economist, trying to understand the current economy in order to build a better one. Simon’s research interests include the history of economic thought, utopian economics, and various kinds of models. He is currently working the ways labour and capital have been conceptualised in different theories of production, and where energy ought to enter into these theories; Stock Flow Consistent modelling of no-growth economies; and exploring the economic potential of utopian fiction.

Simon holds a PhD in Ecological Economics from the University of Surrey (UK), an MA in Environmental Management and a BSc in Environmental Science both from the University of Lancaster (UK). He is currently UK country contact for the European Society for Ecological Economics.

Research Work

Mair, S, Druckman, A and T Jackson 2018. Higher wages for Sustainable Development? Employment and carbon effects of paying a living wage in global apparel supply chains, Ecological Economics, 159.

Mair, S, Druckman, A and T Jackson 2018. The Future Of Work — Lessons from the History of Utopian Thought. CUSP Working Paper No 13. Guildford: University of Surrey.

Corlet Walker, C, Mair, S and A Druckman 2018. A Theory of Change Approach for Measuring Economic Welfare Beyond GDP. CUSP Working Paper No 10. Guildford: University of Surrey.

Mair, S, Druckman, A and Jackson, T 2018. Investigating fairness in global supply chains: applying an extension of the living wage to the Western European clothing supply chain. In: International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, 23, 9, 1862–1873

Mair, S, Jones, A, Ward, J, Christie, I, Druckman, A, Lyon, F 2017: A Critical Review of the Role of Indicators in Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals. Ch. 3, pp.41-56, In: Handbook of Sustainability Science and Research. W. Leal (ed), Springer

Mair, S, Druckman, A and T Jackson 2017. Fairness and Globalization in the Western European Clothing Supply Chain. Ch. 10 (pp. 131-146), In: The Social Effects of Global Trade. Murray, J., Malik, A. & Geschke, A. (eds) Pan Stanford

Mair, S, Druckman, A and T Jackson, T 2016. Global Inequities and Emissions in Western European Textile and Clothing Consumption. In: Journal of Cleaner Production, 132, pp. 57-69.

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