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  • Origins of Ecological Economicsby Kozo Mayumi

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 54.95

    Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen deserves to be called the father of ecological economics. This book connects Georgescu-Roegen's earlier work such as consumer choice theory and a critique of Leontief's dynamic model, with his later ambitious attempt to reformulate the economic process as 'bioeconomics', a theoretical alternative to neoclassical economics. more...

  • The Biofuel Delusionby Mario Giampietro; Kozo Mayumi

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 95.00

    Faced with the twin threats of peak oil and climate change, many governments have turned for an answer to the apparent panacea of biofuels. Yet, increasingly, the progressive implementation of this solution demonstrates that the promise of biofuels as a replacement to fossil fuels is in fact a mirage that, if followed, risks leaving us short of power,... more...

  • The Jevons Paradox and the Myth of Resource Efficiency Improvementsby Blake Alcott; Mario Giampietro; Kozo Mayumi; John Polimeni

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 135.00

    ?The Jevons Paradox?, which was first expressed in 1865 by William Stanley Jevons in relation to use of coal, states that an increase in efficiency in using a resource leads to increased use of that resource rather than to a reduction. This has subsequently been proved to apply not just to fossil fuels, but other resource use scenarios. For example,... more...

  • The Metabolic Pattern of Societiesby Mario Giampietro; Kozo Mayumi; Alevgül H. Sorman

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 48.95

    It is increasingly evident that the conventional scientific approach to economic processes and related sustainability issues is seriously flawed. No economist predicted the current planetary crisis even though the world has now undergone five severe recessions primed by dramatic increases in the price of oil. This book presents the results of more... more...

  • Energy Analysis for a Sustainable Futureby Mario Giampietro; Kozo Mayumi; Alevgül H. Sorman

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 150.00

    The vast majority of the countries of the world are now facing an imminent energy crisis, particularly the USA, China, India, Japan and EU countries, but also developing countries having to boost their economic growth precisely when more powerful economies will prevent them from using the limited supply of fossil energy. Despite this crisis, current... more...

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