KLI Colloquia are informal, public talks that are followed by extensive dissussions. Speakers are KLI fellows or visiting researchers who are interested in presenting their work to an interdisciplinary audience and discussing it in a wider research context. We offer three types of talks:

1. Current Research Talks. KLI fellows or visiting researchers present and discuss their most recent research with the KLI fellows and the Vienna scientific community.

2. Future Research Talks. Visiting researchers present and discuss future projects and ideas togehter with the KLI fellows and the Vienna scientific community.

3. Professional Developmental Talks. Experts about research grants and applications at the Austrian and European levels present career opportunities and strategies to late-PhD and post-doctoral researchers.

  • The presentation language is English.
  • If you are interested in presenting your current or future work at the KLI, please contact the Scientific Director or the Executive Manager.

Event Details

Marco Vianna Franco
KLI Colloquia
A History of Ecological Economic Thought
2022-10-20 15:00 - 2022-10-20 16:30
Organized by KLI

Topic description / abstract:

The talks draws on the book "A History of Ecological Economic Thought" by Marco P. Vianna Franco and Antoine Missemer published by Routledge in 2022. It provides a historical account of the development of a set of ideas referred to as ecological economic thought, i.e., a body of knowledge presenting substantial articulations between ecology and economics. The latter is described by means of analyses of flows and stocks of energy and matter in complex socio-ecological systems, including their implications for processes of social provisioning and cultural development. It entails a biophysical and (co-)evolutionary approach to economic science, as well as philosophical views on the relations between humans and their environment, such as nature as a source of value, moral aspects regarding natural resource distribution, and technological and behavioral transformations.


Biographical note:

Marco Vianna Franco is a professor and researcher in applied sciences and public policies at Fundação João Pinheiro (Brazil) and currently fellow at the KLI. He received a PhD in Economics from Cedeplar/UFMG with a dissertation on the history and philosophy of ecological economic thought. He is interested in human-nature relations from the perspectives of political economy, intellectual history, and philosophy of science.