West Virginia University’s Regional Research Institute and Department of Economics are cosponsoring a seminar by internationally acclaimed economist and WVU alumnus John Gowdy.

Gowdy’s seminar, Weak versus Strong Sustainability: Beyond Economic Man, will be from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Jan. 14 in the Mountainlair Shenandoah Room. The public may attend.

Gowdy has authored or edited eight books and published more than 80 scholarly academic articles.

Recently he edited Bioeconomics and Sustainability (Essays in Honor of Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen) in which WVU ’s well-known Claude Worthington Benedum Professor of Economics Emeritus, Dr. William H. Miernyk, authored a chapter titled”Economic Growth Theory and the Georgescu-Roegen Paradigm.”

Gowdy’s latest book, co-authored with Carl McDaniel, titled Paradise for Sale: Markets, Myths, and Ecosystem Destruction, was just published by the University of California Press.

Gowdy received a Ph.D. in economics from WVU in 1980.

He has been with the Department of Economics at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute since 1982. He has been a WVU Foundation Fellow and a Fulbright Scholar at the Wirschaftsuniversitt in Vienna.

He has been a visiting scholar at the Institut fr Wirtschaftsforschung in Munich, the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia, The Central European University in Budapest, The Vrije University in Amsterdam and Tokushima University in Japan.