I am an ecological economist, writer and philosopher with very broad research interests including the application of evidence in public policy formulation, taxation economics, environmental economics and the history and philosophy of economics. After spending about 10 years as an ecologist/evolutionary biologist, mostly working for government conservation agencies and then working in the private sector, I went back to uni and studied economics and philosophy.
I’m currently working as a Research Fellow with progressive think tank Per Capita. I’m mostly working on ageing related public policy issues but also conducting broader progressive economic policy research.
In addition to the Per Capita work I’ve got a couple of research projects on the go at the University of Melbourne; one with the Quantitative and Applied Ecology Group (QAECO) and one with the Centre for Excellence in Biosecurity Risk Analysis (CEBRA). With QAECO my research examines the impact of carbon pricing on farmer decision-making. This is cross-disciplinary research using both my ecological and economics expertise and with a focus on analysing the risks associated with different carbon farming investments. At CEBRA I’m examining and comparing the efficacy of expert opinions and economic modelling for forecasting macroeconomic outcomes.
I can be contacted at warwick.jss [at] gmail.com, Twitter: @RecoEco, or connect with me on LinkedIn (please add a message introducing yourself if I don’t already know you).