Herman Daly is the author of many works on ecological economics including Steady State Economics (1974), Valuing the Earth (1993), Beyond Growth (1996), and Ecological Economics and the Ecology of Economics (1999). The most recent amplification of his ideas is For the Common Good with John Cobb (1989), which received the Grawemeyer Award for ideas for improving World Order. He is Associate Director of the University of Maryland Institute for Ecological Economics (IEE) and a Senior Research Professor in the School of Public Affairs at College Park. He is cofounder of the International Society for Ecological Economics.
Dr. Daly came to the Maryland School of Public Affairs from the World Bank, where he was Senior Economist in the Environment Department, helping to develop policy guidelines related to sustainable development. While there, he was engaged in environmental operations work in Latin America. Before joining the World Bank, Daly was Alumni Professor of Economics at Louisiana State University. He is a co-founder and associate editor of the journal, Ecological Economics. He is a recipient of the Honorary Right Livelihood Award (Sweden's alternative to the Nobel Prize), the Heineken Prize for Environmental Science from the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Sophie Prize (Norway), for his pioneering the new discipline of ecological economics.