I am an ecological economist, ecologist, writer and philosopher with very broad research interests including the application of evidence in public policy formulation, taxation economics, environmental economics, gender 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 Co-founder and Economist at the Castlemaine Institute where I work on economic development, climate change adaptation and mitigation, circular economics and much more.
I’m also the Wellbeing Lead at the Centre for Policy Development, a public policy research institute, where I work on integrating alternative measures of progress into government decision making. I’m also an honorary fellow at the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Melbourne.
I can be contacted at warwick.smith [at] castlemaineinstitute.org.au, Twitter: @RecoEco, or connect with me on LinkedIn (please add a message introducing yourself if I don’t already know you).