Speakers: Dr Patrick Emerson , Associate Professor Oregon State University
Rob Diez, Director of the Center for the Advancement of a Steady State Economy
Date: Monday, April 13, 11:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church on 8th and Monroe
Director of the Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy
Dr Patrick Emerson
Associate Professor of Economics at Oregon State University
As the title suggests, economic development is often positioned as an “either/or “choice. Either we have sustainability OR we have a vibrant economy. Either we have an economy that produces more and better paying jobs. OR we save the environment by stopping development.
Panelists Patrick Emerson and Rob Diez will offer fresh insights into the fundamental issues related to economic vitality and growth, and ecological sustainability and social equity.
Patrick M. Emerson, PhD, is an Associate Professor at Oregon State University in the Economics Department, where he teaches courses in international economics, economic development, and managerial economics. Dr. Emerson’s work has been published in numerous journals, including The Economic Journal, the Review of Economics and Statistics, the Journal of Development Economics, Economica, Economic Inquiry and the World Bank Economic Review.
Rob Dietz is the Executive Director of the Center for the Advancement of a Steady State Economy. He has experience in both the public and private sectors working on solutions to natural resource problems using the tools of economics and the natural sciences. Dietz has a master’s degree from Virginia Tech in environmental science and engineering and an undergraduate degree in economics and environmental studies from the University of Pennsylvania.
An exploration of Economic issues around development and development efforts with Patrick Emerson from OSU and Robert Dietz from the Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy
Today’s prevailing view is that steady growth is essential to economic vitality. In a world of increasingly tighter resources, does this imply an inevitable crash? Is there a sustainable alternative that is practical? Do we have to choose between the two?
Join us for this important exploration with two recognized economic thought leaders. Given the state of our economy, it’s sure to be one of the most important discussions we can have.
Corvallis City Club is dedicated to expanding community dialogue and is sponsored by the Corvallis-Benton Chamber Coalition.
The talk and discussion is open to members of the public. First time attendees and City Club members are free; non-members attend for $5. Registration is recommended (www.cityclubofcorvallis.org), but walk-ins are welcome for the talk and the discussion. An optional buffet lunch is available for $10, with pre-registration.
In addition to the normal discussions at the event, we have established a discussion mailing list at http://googlegroups.com/group/corvallis-city-club-discuss If you would like to engage with Rob Dietz and Patrick Emerson before the event, we will be having a conversation on this mailing list.