Social discounting: the SOC/STP divide

Working paper by Michael Spackman on 10 Feb 2017

More than 50 years of social discounting literature have not delivered satisfactory academic guidance to government practitioners. Users of the social opportunity cost (SOC) paradigm do not always appreciate that … read more »

Resilience in the global food system

Research article by Alessandro Tavoni on 9 Feb 2017

Ensuring food security requires food production and distribution systems function throughout disruptions. Understanding the factors that contribute to the global food system’s ability to respond and adapt to such … read more »

Developing an Input–Output based method to estimate a national-level EROI

Working paper by Lina Brand Correa, Paul E. Brockway, Claire Carter, Tim Foxon, Peter Taylor on 27 Jan 2017

Concerns have been raised that declining energy return on investment (EROI) from fossil fuels and low levels of EROI for alternative energy sources could constrain the ability of national economies to continue to deliver economic growth and improvements in social wellbeing. However, in order to test these concerns on a national scale, there is a […]