Karl Seeley
Phone Number
607 431-4628
Areas of Expertise

ecological macroeconomics, environmental economics and economic development, small-scale, sustainable farming and local food-supply issues.

Ph.D., University of Washington

Karl Seeley

Professor of Economics and Department Chair

Recent courses taught

  • Populism in Central Europe (in Hungary, Austria, and the Czech Republic)
  • Macroeconomic theory
  • Environmental economics
  • Economics of sustainability
  • Agent-based modeling
  • Principles of macroeconomics

Selected publications

  • Macroeconomics in ecological context, Springer Verlag (2017)
  • “Restoring Natural Forests as the Most Efficient Way to Water Quality and Abundance: Case Study from Želivka River Basin”, with Josef Seják, Ivo Machar, Jan Pokorný and Jitka Elznicová, Sustainability, 14:2 (2022)
  • Novodobí alchemisté (Modern Alchemists) – one-act play in which three Czech ministers of finance argue over the connection between the economy and the environment, with Ewan McLaren, staged reading at “Alfred ve dvoře” theater, Prague, Czech Republic, June, 2018
  • “Does technological innovation really reduce marginal abatement costs? Some theory, algebraic evidence, and policy implications,” with Yoram Bauman and Myunghun Lee, Environment and Resource Economics, 40:507-527 (2008)

College service and professional affiliations

  • Chair, Department of Economics
  • Faculty Council
  • Chair of the Faculty (2020-2022)
  • Presidential Search Committee (2021-2022)
  • Eastern Economic Association