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Neva Goodwin, Ph.D.

Co-Director, Global Development and Environment Institute, Tufts University

Neva Goodwin, Ph.D., Co-Director, Global Development and Environment Institute (GDAE), Tufts University. Neva Goodwin is active in a variety of attempts to systematize and institutionalize an economic theory – “contextual economics” – that will have more relevance to contemporary real-world concerns than does the dominant economic paradigm. She applies her economic expertise to developing the potential for biological systems to absorb atmospheric carbon and store it safely in plants and soil. Her approach emphasizes broad community participation that will improve social and economic systems. Dr. Goodwin has edited more than a dozen books, and is the lead author of four introductory textbooks.