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Kevin Gallagher

Kevin Gallagher is with the Global Development and Environment Institute at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts.
A Survey of Sustainable Development

A Survey of Sustainable Development

Social And Economic Dimensions

Perpetual economic growth is physically impossible on a planet with finite resources. Many concerned with humanity's future have focused on the concept of "sustainable development" as an alternative, as they seek means of achieving current...

The Political Economy of Inequality

The disparity in wealth both within and between nations has grown rapidly in recent years, and is becoming an increasingly significant issue in attempts to deal with environmental problems -- from international negotiations over climate change to...

Human Well-Being and Economic Goals

Human Well-Being and Economic Goals

What are the ends of economic activity? According to neoclassical theory, efficient interaction of the profit-maximizing "ideal producer" and the utility-maximizing "ideal consumer" will eventually lead to some sort of social optimum. But is that...