About the Authors
|Rob Dietz is a writer, researcher, and activist trying to help build a better economy—one that works for people and the planet. He is the editor of the Daly News, a popular online publication named in honor of Herman Daly, a leading light of ecological economics. Rob was also the first executive director of the Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy, taking it from an unfunded start-up organization to an internationally respected leader on new economic thinking. He regularly writes articles and delivers public presentations that draw from his education and experience in both economics and environmental science. Rob is married, has one daughter, and lives in Corvallis, Oregon. View Rob’s webpage.
|Dan O’Neill is a lecturer in ecological economics at the University of Leeds, and the chief economist at the Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy. His research focuses on the changes that would be needed to achieve a successful nongrowing economy, and alternative ways of measuring progress besides GDP. Dan has worked in both the public and private sectors in areas such as regional planning and energy management. He holds a doctorate in ecological economics from the University of Leeds, and a master of environmental studies degree from Dalhousie University. He grew up on the West Coast of Canada, but currently lives in the North of England. View Dan’s webpage.