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Eric Zencey and Kathryn Davis

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Eric Zencey and Kathryn Davis

As a writer, thinker, teacher and public intellectual, Eric Zencey worked to bring Ecological Economics out of the academy as a system for understanding the political, economic, social, and environmental challenges facing our civilization.

In honor of Eric’s work, and to encourage others to join it, the Eric Zencey Prize for Ecological Economics is awarded every other year to the best book or work of long-form journalism that illuminates current affairs while advancing public understanding of the principles of Ecological Economics—a school of economic thought that cautions us that there are limits to the amount of economic production our finite planet can support.

Eric's essays have appeared in The New York Times, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Adbusters, Orion, The North American Review, The International Herald Tribune, The European Tribune, and The History News Network.

Kathryn Davis is the award-winning author of eight novels, including 2019's Silk Road, published by Graywolf Press. She teaches at Washington University in Saint Louis.

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