Professor Murray Patterson holds the Chair in Ecological Economics at Massey University and was the Founding Director of the New Zealand Centre for Ecological Economics from 2003-2011. He is widely published in a number of fields including ecological economics, energy analysis, environmental valuation, environmental policy and policy modelling. Much of this research is of an applied and interdisciplinary nature, working at the interface of policy and sustainability concerns. He has over 30 year’s professional experience as policy analyst, economist and planner in a number of government and university settings. He has also lectured in the resource and environmental planning programme at Massey University in policy analysis and evaluation.