Peter Victor

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"Peter Victor is an economist who has worked on environmental issues for over 30 years as an academic, consultant and public servant. He was the first economist to apply the physical law of the conservation of matter to the empirical analysis of a national economy and was one of the founders of the emerging discipline of ecological economics. He is currently a professor of environmental studies at York University. Dr. Victor was the founding president of the Canadian Society for Ecological Economics. From 2000 to 2004 he was president of the Royal Canadian Institute for the Advancement of Science (Canada’s oldest science organization), and he was the chair of Environment Canada’s Science and Technology Advisory Board from 2004 to 2006. He also has served on the boards of several prominent environmental organizations and appeared as an expert witness on environmental economics before various commissions and committees."[1]


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  1. Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy Executive Board, organizational web page, accessed April 19, 2012.
  2. Trucost International Advisory Board, organizational web page, accessed February 13, 2015 .
  3. Solutions Journal Editorial Board, organizational web page, accessed June 18, 2013.