About Us

Dr. Jeffrey Wilson

Dr. Jeffrey Wilson has worked at the interface of economic and environmental research and policy for over 17 years. As a practitioner, Jeff operates a boutique consulting firm specializing in economic and sustainability analysis, indicator development, natural capital accounting, ecosystem valuation, strategy and policy development. Early in Jeff’s research career he was involved with the development of the Nova Scotia Genuine Progress Index, Alberta Genuine Progress Indicator, and Canadian Index of Wellbeing. He has been thinking about beyond GDP measurement ever since.

Jeff completed a PhD in Ecological Economics in 2013 from Dalhousie University. His research has been well recognized winning national and international awards. In addition to his consulting practice, he is currently a part time assistant professor at Dalhousie University and Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

Dr. Anders Hayden

Dr. Anders Hayden is an associate professor in Political Science at Dalhousie University. He is interested in the evolving balance between promotion of ecological modernization (“green growth”) and sufficiency-based challenges to the endless growth of production and consumption. His interest in the sufficiency approach has included examination of policies and initiatives to reduce hours of work as well as research on Bhutan’s pursuit of Gross National Happiness.

He is the author of two books: When Green Growth Is Not Enough: Climate Change, Ecological Modernization, and Sufficiency (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2014) and Sharing the Work, Sparing the Planet: Work Time, Consumption & Ecology (Zed Books / Between the Lines, 1999). He is a board member for the Sustainable Consumption Research and Action Initiative (SCORAI) and on the editorial board of the journal Sustainability: Science, Practice, and Policy.