Dr. Peter Victor, author of Managing without Growth. Slower by Design, not Disaster, is a Professor in Environmental Studies at York University. He has worked for over 40 years in Canada and abroad on economy and environment as an academic, consultant and public servant.
Dr. Victor was the founding president of the Canadian Society of Ecological Economics and a past-president of the Royal Canadian Institute for the Advancement of Science. Currently he is Chair of Ontario’s Greenbelt Council, a member of the Board of the David Suzuki Foundation, the New Economics Institute, and the Centre for the Advancement of a Steady State Economy as well as belonging to several advisory boards in the public and private sectors. In 2011 Dr. Victor's work on ecological economics and managing without growth was recognised through the award of the Molson Prize in the Social Sciences by the Canada Council for the Arts.
Contributions to Humans & Nature:
- Living Well: Explorations into the End of Growth
From Minding Nature’s September 2012, Volume 5, Number 2 issue.
- Envisioning a Successful Economy without Continuous Growth
A response to “How can we create a successful economy without continuous economic growth?”
- Managing Without Growth: Slower by Design, Not Disaster
Peter Victor's book exploring why rich countries should turn away from economic growth as the primary policy objective and pursue objectives that enhance well-being.