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Professor of Sustainability Science and Policy, University of Vermont

Jon Erickson is the Blittersdorf Professor of Sustainability Science and Policy in the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources and Fellow of the Gund Institute for Environment at the University of Vermont (Burlington, VT, USA). He has published widely on climate change policy, renewable energy economics, environmental management, and the theory and practice of ecological economics; led international research and education programs as a Fulbright Scholar in Tanzania and visiting professor in the Dominican Republic, Iceland, and Slovakia; and produced Emmy award-winning documentary films on water, energy, and food system transitions. His most recent book is "The Progress Illusion: Reclaiming Our Future from the Fairytale of Economics" (Island Press, 2022).


  • –present
    Blittersdorf Professor of Sustainability Science and Pollicy, University of Vermont
  • 1997–2002
    Assistant Professor, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute


  • 1997 
    Cornell University, Natural Resource and Environmental Economics

Professional Memberships

  • International Society for Ecological Economics
  • United States Society for Ecological Economics