BiographyKozo Mayumi graduated from the Graduate School of Engineering at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Physics of Kyoto University. Between 1984 and 1988 he studied bioeconomics at Department of Economics of Vanderbilt University under Prof. Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen’s supervision. Since then, Mayumi has been working in the field of energy analysis, ecological economics and complex hierarchy theory. Mayumi is a professor at the University of Tokushima and currently an editorial board member of Energy Systems and Policy, Ecological Economics, International Journal of Ecological Economics and Statistics, Journal of Economic Structures, Ecosystem Services, IAFOR Journal of Sustainability, Energy and the Environment, Environmental Economics and Policy Studies. His works include the following books:
(1) The Origins of Ecological Economics: The Bioeconomics of Georgescu-Roegen. London: Routledge, 2001; (2) The Jevons Paradox and the Myth of Resource Efficiency Improvements, The Earthscan, 2007 (with John Polimeni, Mario Giampietro and Blake Alcott); (3) The Biofuel Delusion: The Fallacy of Large Scale Agro-Biofuel Production, The Earthscan, 2009 (with Mario Giampietro)；(4) The Metabolic Pattern of Societies: Where Economists Fall Short, Roultedge, 2011 (with Mario Giampietro and Alev Sorman); (5) Energy Analysis for a Sustainable Future: Multi-Scale Integrated Analysis of Societal and Ecosystem Metabolism, Routledge, 2012 (with Mario Giampietro and Alev Sorman). Mayumi is the first recipient of Georgescu-Roegen Awards (Unconventional Thinking) at the 13th Delhi Sustainable Development Summit in 2013. Mayumi is going to serve as one of five General Editors of The International Encyclopedia of Environment and Society to be published from Wiley-Blackwell.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Ecological Economics, Energy Analysis and Complex Systmes Theory