Economics exists as a discipline that governs one of the three pillars (with society and the environment) of sustainability. Traditional economic analysis has addressed some issues within the relatively new field of sustainability. The subfield of sustainability economics offers a normative approach to applying the tools of economics to sustainability problems. Systems theory offers further opportunities in this regard. The current work reviews some relevant work within the literature of sustainability economics and other applicable sources with a focus on the future of economics in sustainability research and applications.
Barrett, J. Doug Ph.D.
"Economics and Sustainability,"
Journal of Sustainability Studies: Vol. 1
, Article 4.
Available at: https://ir.una.edu/sustainabilityjournal/vol1/iss1/4