Stefan Baumgärtner

Stefan Baumgärtner nsIn existographies, Stefan Baumgartner (1968-) (CR:3) is a German physicist and economist noted, in ecological economics, for his 1995 to 2005 publications on thermodynamics in economics and ecology, seemingly focused on the subject of waste management.

In 1995, Baumgartner, in his discussion article
"Entropy: A Unifying Concept for Ecological Economics", co-written with Malte Faber and John Proops, applied entropy and thermodynamics in economics and ecology.

In 2004, Baumgartner, in his chapter “Thermodynamic Models”, in Modelling in Ecological Economics, outlined the use, history, pitfalls, and hurtles of applying thermodynamics to the explanation of economic systems confined to environmental scarcities. [1]
Further research contains philosophical aspects of human-enviroment relations as well as applied system analysis.

In 2012, Baumgartner, in his Ambivalent Joint Production and the Natural Environment: an Economic and Thermodynamic Analysis, devoted chapter three to thermodynamics, in a simple historical like overview, and therein attempts to digress on joint production in economics. [3]

Baumgärtner completed his BS in physics in 1990 at the University of Stuttgart, his MS in physics and economics (1994) and PhD in economics (1999) at the University of Heidelberg. [2]

1. Baumgärtner, Stefan. (2004). Ch. 6: “Thermodynamics Models” (pgs. 102-29) in Modelling in Ecological Economics by John Proops and Paul Safonov. Edward Elgar Publishing.
2. Stefan Baumgartner (curriculum vitae) – University of Heidelberg, Germany.
Baumgartner, Stefan. (2012). Ambivalent Joint Production and the Natural Environment: an Economic and Thermodynamic Analysis. Springer.

Further reading
● Baumgartner, Stefan, Faber, Malte, and Proops, John. (1995). "Entropy: A Unifying Concept for Ecological Economics". 21-pgs. University of Heidelberg.
● Baumgartner, Stefan. (1996). “Entropy: A Unifying Concept for Ecological Economics”, in Ecological Economics: Concepts and Methods, ch. 6, pgs. 95-. E.Elgar.
● Faber, Malte, Proops, John L.R., and Baumgartner, Stefan. (1998). “All Production is Joint Production: a Thermodynamic Analysis”, in: S. Faucheux, J. Gowdy, and I. Nicolai (eds), Sustainability and Firms: Technological Change and Changing Regulatory Environment, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, pgs. 131-58.
● Baumgärtner, Stefan. and de Swaan Arons, J. (2003). Necessity and Inefficiency in the Generation of Waste. A Thermodynamic Analysis. Journal of Industrial Ecology, 7 (2): 113-123.
● Baumgärtner, Stefan. (2005). "Temporal and Thermodynamic Irreversibility in Production Theory." Economic Theory, 26 (3): 725-728.

External links
Stefan Baumgärtner (publications) – University of Heidelberg, Germany.
Baumgartner, Stefan (1968-) – WorldCat Identities.

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