Professor of Economics
Office Hours: Monday 11:00 AM-12:00 PM in the Franklin Environmental Center (Room 204), Thursday 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM at the Center for Social Entrepreneurship, and by appointment.
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Jon Isham is currently the Director of Environmental Studies and the Faculty Director of the Middlebury Center for Social Entrepreneurship, which launched in January 2012. His webpage can be found here.
Jon teaches classes about social entrepreneurship, 21st-century global challenges, climate change, environmental economics, environmental policy, and microeconomics. His research encompasses a broad range of questions about institutional determinants of well-being and sustainability. He co-edited (Island Press, 2007) and Ignition: What You Can Do to Fight Global Warming and Spark a Movement and Social Capital and Economic Development: Well-Being in Developing Countries (Edward Elgar Publications, 2002); has published articles in Economic Development and Cultural Change, The Journal of African Economies, The Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Rural Sociology, Society and Natural Resources, The Southern Economic Journal, The Vermont Law Review, World Bank Economic Review and other journals; and book chapters in volumes from Ashgate Press, The New England University Press, Oxford University Press, and Cambridge University Press. More information about his research can be found on his c.v. and his website.
Jon has an AB in Anthropology from Harvard College, an MA in International Studies from Johns Hopkins University, and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Maryland. He and his wife Tracy Himmel Isham and their three daughters live in Cornwall VT.