Philip Lawn is an ecological economist who has produced eight books, 40 book chapters and over 50 journal articles on sustainable development, green national accounting, international traded and the environment, ecological macroeconomics, and issues concerning the perceived conflict between environmental conservation and employment. His latest book is on the ecological economics of climate change.
Dr Lawn is a member of the international Society for Ecological Economics, and has served on the executive of the Australia and NZ Society for Ecological Economics. He has published and lectured on modern monetary theory and sustainable development indicators, and in 2018 prepared a report for the SA government comparing the performance of that state according to GPI (Genuine Progress Indicator). He currently serves on the editorial boards of a number of academic journals.