PROF PETER VICTOR
Peter A. Victor is a Professor in Environmental Studies at York University. He has worked for nearly 50 years in Canada and abroad on economy and environment as an academic, consultant and public servant. Peter is co-investigator within our systems analysis theme.
Peter A. Victor, author of Managing without Growth—Slower by Design, not Disaster, is Professor Emeritus in Environmental Studies at York University. He has worked for nearly 50 years in Canada and abroad on economy and environment as an academic, consultant and public servant. Dr. Victor was the founding president of the Canadian Society of Ecological Economics and a past-president of the Royal Canadian Institute for the Advancement of Science. Prior to becoming Dean of the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University in 1996 he was Assistant Deputy Minister for the Environmental Science and Standards Division in the Ontario Ministry of the Environment.
Currently he is Chair of Ontario’s Greenbelt Council, a member of the Board of the David Suzuki Foundation and the Centre for the Advancement of a Steady State Economy, as well as belonging to several advisory boards in the public and private sectors.
During the past few years Dr. Victor has been collaborating closely with Prof. Tim Jackson on the development of ecological macroeconomics building a number of stock-flow consistent, empirically grounded, systems dynamics models of national economies.
Dr. Victor’s work on ecological economics has been recognised through the award of the Molson Prize in the Social Sciences by the Canada Council for the Arts in 2011, the Boulding Memorial Prize from the International Society for Ecological Economics in 2014, and his election to the Royal Society of Canada in 2015.
2019 (with Tim Jackson), ‘Low Grow SFC: A stock-flow consistent ecological macroeconomic model for Canada‘, CUSP Working Paper, No 16 (in preparation).
2019, Managing Without Growth—Slower by Design, Not Disaster (2nd edition), Edward Elgar.
2018 (with Martin Sers), ‘The Energy-Emissions Trap‘, Ecological Economics, 151, 10-2.
2017 (co-ed with Brett Dolter), The Handbook on Growth and Sustainability , Edward Elgar.
2017 (ed), The Costs of Economic Growth, Edward Elgar.
2016 (with Brett Dolter), ‘Casting a Long Shadow’, Ecological Economics, 127, 156-164.
2016 (with Tim Jackson) “Does Slow Growth Lead to rising Inequality? Some Theoretical Reflections and Numerical Simulations”, Ecological Economics, Vol. 121, 206-219
2015 (with Tim Jackson), “Does credit create a ‘growth imperative’? A quasi-stationary economy with interest-bearing debt”, Ecological Economics, December, Vo. 120, pp. 32-48
2015 “Ecological Economics: A Personal Journey”, Ecological Economics, Feature Article, January, Vol. 109, 93-100
2015 (with Tim Jackson) “The Trouble with Growth”, State of the World 2015, The Worldwatch Institute, Island Press, Washington
2015 “Modeling a Low Growth Economy”, Handbook of Ecological Economics, J. Martinez-Alier (ed), Edward Elgar Publishing
2014 “Economic Growth” in Degrowth: a vocabulary for a new paradigm, G. D’Alisa, F. Demaria, G.Kallis(ed), Routledge/Earthscan