Edited by Joan Martínez-Alier, stuff  Professor of Economics and Economic History, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain and Roldan Muradian, Visiting Professor in the Graduate Program of Economics, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil
This Handbook provides an overview of major current debates, trends and perspectives in ecological economics. It covers a wide range of issues, such as the foundations of ecological economics, deliberative methods, the de-growth movement, ecological macroeconomics, social metabolism, environmental governance, consumer studies, knowledge systems and new experimental approaches. Written by leading authors in their respective areas of specialisation, the contributions systematize the “state of the art” in the selected topics, and draw insights about new knowledge frontiers.

1. Taking Stock: The Keystones of Ecological Economics
Joan Martínez-Alier and Roldan Muradian

2. The Content, Direction and Philosophy of Ecological Economics
Clive Spash

3. Analytical Philosophy and Ecological Economics
John O’Neill and Thomas Uebel

4. Value Deliberation in Ecological Economics
Christos Zografos

5. Social Metabolism: A Metrics for Biophysical Growth and Degrowth
Marina Fischer-Kowalski and Helmut Haberl

6. Macroeconomic Policies and Environmental Sustainability
Alejandro Nadal

7. Modeling a Non-Growing Economy: An Autobiographical Note
Peter Victor

8. Degrowth: Between a Scientific Concept and a Slogan for a Social Movement
P. Petridis, B Muraca and G. Kallis

9. Water: Ecological Economics and Socio-environmental Conflicts
Beatriz Rodríguez-Labajos and Joan Martínez-Alier

10. The Contributions of the Ecosystem Services Paradigm to Sustainability Science, Policy and Practice
Rudolf de Groot and Leon Braat

11. Ecological Economics Perspectives on Ecosystem Services Valuation
Erik Gomez-Baggethun and Berta Martin-Lopez

12. The Values of Traditional Ecological Knowledge
Victoria Reyes

13. From Conventional Economics to Complexity in Social Dilemmas: Lessons from CPR Experiments in the Lab and the Field
Juan Camilo Cardenas

14. Sustainable Consumption – Transitions, Systems and Practices
Inge Røpke

15. Consumers, The Environment, and the New Global Middle Classes
Alejandro Guarín and Imme Scholz

16. Global Environmental Governance
Arild Vatn

17. Economic Instruments in Policy Mixes for Biodiversity Conservation and Ecosystem Governance
Irene Ring and David Barton

18. The Rise of PES in Brazil: From Pilot Projects to Public Policies
E. Coudel, J. Ferreira, M. Amazonas, L. Eloy, M. Hercowitz, L. Mattos, P. May, R. Muradian, MG. Piketty and F. Toni.

19. Looking Forward: Current Concerns and the Future of Ecological Economics
Joan Martínez-Alier and Roldan Muradian