Free webinar: An Ecological Economics Perspective on NAFTA, Trade and Sustainability

Date: 
8 May 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Enthusiasm for free trade is based upon the economic theory of comparative advantage.  How well does this theory relate to the modern world?  And how does the typical template of a free trade agreement, such as NAFTA, align with sustainability-oriented objectives of conserving resources, reducing pollution, and promoting more public goods?  Learn about answers to these questions from an ecological economics perspective.  This webinar will introduce a brief written by Eric Miller in support of broader economic literacy on this subject.

Eric Miller is a consulting ecological economist and contract faculty at York University. He has experience serving the Ontario and Federal governments as a public servant and has helped hundreds of students through his teaching of undergraduate and graduate students at York University and Queen’s University. Eric earned economic degrees from York University and McMaster and a biology degree from Carleton.

This webinar is part of the Economic Literacy Project which is supported by a grant from the Ivey Foundation.

This webinar is hosted by the Sustainability Network.