As the first biography of Professor Herman Daly, this book provides an in-depth account of one of the leading thinkers and most widely read writers on economics, environment and sustainability.

Herman Daly’s economics for a full world, based on his steady-state economics, has been widely acknowledged through numerous prestigious international awards and prizes. Drawing on extensive interviews with Daly and in-depth analysis of his publications and debates, Peter Victor presents a unique insight into Daly’s life from childhood to the present day, describing his intellectual development, inspirations and influence. Much of the book is devoted to a comprehensive account of Daly’s foundational contributions to ecological economics. It describes how his insights and proposals have been received by economists and non-economists and the extraordinary relevance of Daly’s full world economics to solving the economic problems of today and tomorrow.

Innovative and timely, this book will be of great interest to students, scholars, researchers, activists and policy makers concerned with economics, environment and sustainability.

chapter 1|23 pages

Out of Texas 1

chapter 2|23 pages

Herman the economist

chapter 3|18 pages

Philosophy, ethics and religion 1

chapter 4|32 pages

Economics as a life science

chapter 5|19 pages

Scale, distribution, allocation

chapter 6|24 pages

Measuring the economy

chapter 7|28 pages

What's wrong with economic growth?

chapter 8|27 pages

Steady-state economics

chapter 9|20 pages

In defense of the steady-state economy

chapter 11|21 pages

Population, migration and immigration

chapter 12|12 pages

Money and banking