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Dr. Jeffrey Wilson is a leading Canadian Ecological Economist working at the interface of economic, environmental and wellbeing research and policy. In addition to his position at SEED, he is an Affiliate with the Canadian Index of Wellbeing, member of the Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy, and member of the Interdisciplinary Center on Climate Change. Dr. Wilson has an established publication record with 24 peer reviewed journal articles, and six book chapters. His work is well cited, with over 900 citations as measured by google scholar. One of his articles received the Graedel Prize for best paper in the Journal of Industrial Ecology. His research has been recognized internationally. For example, in 2019, he was invited as an expert to the InterAction Council meetings in Colombia advising former heads of state. He was also an international research fellow with Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) Low Carbon College. Dr. Wilson is recognized outside of the academy as well. His work on ecosystem goods and services valuation and wellbeing measurement have been adopted by several municipalities, conservation authorities, Ecohealth Ontario and the greenbelt foundation. Dr. Wilson enjoys teaching, leading classes in sustainability economics, economic development theory, environment and business, and corporate social responsibility. As an academic, Jeff takes pride in staying abreast of leading edge thinking on sustainability innovation, wellbeing and the green economy.  Prior to joining the University of Waterloo, Dr. Wilson was a consultant specializing in sustainability measurement and strategy to advance low carbon pathways.

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