Dan O'Neill

Dan O'Neill
2016-2017 Former Visiting Research Fellow
Centre for Global Studies

Dan O’Neill is an ecological economist who is currently on sabbatical from the University of Leeds, UK, where he leads the Economics and Policy for Sustainability Research Group.  Dan’s research focuses on the changes that would be needed to achieve a sustainable economy within planetary boundaries, and the relationships between resource use and human well-being.  He is co-author (with Rob Dietz) of Enough Is Enough: Building a Sustainable Economy in a World of Finite Resources, a best-selling book which has been made into a short film.  Dan will be spending the first half of his sabbatical at the University of Victoria, and the second half at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.  His latest work, which is supported by a grant from the Leverhulme Trust, investigates how to reconcile the goal of full employment with environmental sustainability in an era of increasing automation.