Dan O’Neill

Associate, University of Leeds

Dan O’Neill

Daniel O’Neill is a Lecturer in Environmental and Ecological Economics at the University of Leeds, and the Chief Economist at the Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy (CASSE).  His research focuses on the changes that would be needed to achieve a sustainable economy within planetary boundaries, and the relationships between resource use and human well-being. He is co-author (with Rob Dietz) of Enough Is Enough: Building a Sustainable Economy in a World of Finite Resources, an international bestseller which has been made into a short film.

Twitter:  @DrDanONeill


Before joining the School of Earth and Environment at the University of Leeds, Dan was the Planning Analyst for the Capital Regional District in the city of Victoria, Canada.  His work included the implementation and monitoring of the city’s Regional Growth Strategy.  Before this, Dan worked in the private sector for an energy services company designing systems to help commercial buildings reduce their energy use.  Dan holds a Ph.D. in ecological economics from the University of Leeds, and a master of environmental studies degree from Dalhousie University.

Research Interests

Macroeconomics of sustainability

Environmental, social, and economic indicators

Relationships between resource use and human well-being

Steady-state economics and degrowth

Monetary and employment policy