OPEN Fellow – Eban Goodstein


PhD, Economics

Interests & Passions

I am interested in supporting young people who want to pursue careers in sustainable business, government, policy, and education.


Eban Goodstein directs the Graduate Programs in Sustainability at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY. Degree options include (1) the low-residency MBA in Sustainability based in NYC; (2) M.S. Degrees in Environmental Policy and in Climate Science and Policy; and (3) an M.Ed. in Environmental Education. Professor Goodstein holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Michigan, and a B.A. in Geology from Williams College. Goodstein is the author of three books: Economics and the Environment, (John Wiley and Sons: 2020) now in its ninth edition; Fighting for Love in the Century of Extinction: How Passion and Politics Can Stop Global Warming (University Press of New England: 2007); and The Trade-off Myth: Fact and Fiction about Jobs and the Environment (Island Press: 1999). Articles by Goodstein have appeared in among other outlets, The Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Land Economics, Ecological Economics, and Environmental Management. His research has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Scientific American, Time, The Economist, USA Today, and The Chronicle of Higher Education, and he has testified in Congress on the employment impacts of environmental regulation. He serves on the editorial board of Sustainability: The Journal of Record. For a decade, he also served on the Board of Directors of the Follett Corporation. Goodstein has coordinated a series of national educational events around climate change, engaging thousands of colleges, universities, and K-12 schools in solutions-based dialogue. Next up: the WorldWide Teach-in on Climate and Justice set for March 30, 2022. At Bard he also directs C2C Fellows, a network of undergraduates and recent graduates who aspire to sustainability leadership in business, NGOs and government.

Why am I an OPEN fellow?

Bard MBA in Sustainability is the #1 Green MBA in the US according to Princeton Review. OPEN provides an avenue to advance dialogue about best practices in teaching sustainbale business, and preparing students for careers changing the world soon.

How can I help change agents?

We hold twice yearly Sustainability Leadership day-long trainings through our C2C Fellows program at the Bard Center for Environmental Policy. The workshops are free, and on-line.

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