Eric Zencey

Gund Institute for Ecological Economics, University of Vermont

Eric Zencey is a novelist (Panama), essayist (Virgin Forest: Meditations on History, Ecology, and Culture), and political economist (The Other Road to Serfdom: How Infinite-Planet Economics Threatens Democracy, forthcoming in 2012 from the University Press of New England). His work appears regularly in The Daly News and other internet publications.

He taught history, politics, and political economy in Prague for SUNY Empire State College's international programs. He also teaches ecological economics and serves as project coordinator for the Vermont Genuine Progress Indicator Project as a fellow of the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics at the University of Vermont.

Featured Work

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MAR 26, 2013 Article

Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016): Innovations: Sustainable, Happy, Efficient: A Complete Indicator of Well-being

Only through a composite metric of progress and happiness can governments measure and deliver what matters most: sustainable well-being.

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NOV 1, 2012 Article

Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016): Commentary: The Energy of Society: What's at Stake this Election

This election gives us a choice between two clearly different paths. Will we take the first halting steps toward developing a sustainable civilization, or will ...

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SEP 26, 2011 Article


What is the most important thing a person can do to have a sustainable impact? From consumer purchases to political action, how should we prioritize ...