Dr. Joy E. Hecht

research, writing,
and consulting
on environmental

I have worked on integrating environmental issues into the national income accounts since the early 1980s. My work has included development of data for US and European accounts while a junior employee of Resources for the Future, coordination of a global program on environmental accounting for IUCN, and consulting assignments related to the development of environmental accounts in Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam and Egypt. I am the author of a recently-published book introducing the design of the 2003 System of Integrated Economic and Environmental Accounting to a non-technical audience, as well as various other papers on environmental accounting.

“Egyptian Tourism Statistics and the Development of Tourism Satellite Accounts.” Study carried out for the USAID DATA Project, Ministry of Planning, Egyptian Arabic Republic. April 2005. click

National Environmental Accounting: Bridging the Gap Between Ecology and Economy. Introductory book targeting an informed but non-technical audience. (Washington, D.C.: Resources for the Future, 2005) click

"Environmental Statistics and Accounting in Egypt: Challenges and Opportunities." Study carried out for the USAID DATA Project, Ministry of Planning, Egyptian Arabic Republic. August 2004. click

"Methodological Note: Incorporating Nature in the Tourism Satellite Accounts." June 2004. Prepared for USAID/Cairo. click

"Strengthening Data to Build Competitiveness: Using Tourism and Environmental Satellite Accounts to Track the Egyptian Economy." June 2004. Paper Presented at the Conference on Revisiting Egypt’s Competitiveness: The Road Ahead for Building Leading Sectors, Conrad Hotel, Cairo, Egypt. June 28 and 29, 2004. click

"Environmental Accounting: Will it meet the goals of ecological economics?" Presented at the biennial meeting of the US Society for Ecological Economics, Duluth, MI, July 2001. click

Lessons Learned from Environmental Accounting: Findings from Nine Case Studies. (Washington, D.C.: IUCN-The World Conservation Union, 2000) click

"Accounting for the Environment in National Economic Data: New directions for the United States?” Natural Resources and Environment; ABA Section of Environment, Energy and Resources. Vol. 14, No. 3, Winter 2000.

"Environmental Accounting: Where are we, where are we going?" Resources, April 1999. click

"Natural Resource Accounting in the Developing World: A Neo-Classical Approach" with H. Peskin. Presented at the UNEP Workshop on Environmental and Natural Resource Accounting, Nairobi, February 1992.