Lyuba Zarsky is Associate Professor in the International Environmental Policy Program of the Monterey Institute of International Studies in Monterey, California. Her research focuses on policy-relevant studies of globalisation, sustainable development, and market governance, with a particular focus on the role of foreign investment in promoting sustainability, including climate change mitigation and adaptation. In the 1990s, she co-founded and co-directed the Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainability, based in Berkeley, California. She has also worked for the Government of Australia in designing a national sustainable development strategy and has consulted with a wide range of international organizations, including the OECD, Asian Development Bank, and UN Development Program. She is a Senior Research Fellow with the Global Development and Environment Institute at Tufts University in Boston; and an International Research Fellow at the International Institute for Environment and Development in London. She received her PhD in Economics from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst and her MA in Political Economy from the New School for Social Research in New York.
The Enclave Economy: Foreign Investment and Sustainable Development in Mexico's Silicon Valley (with Kevin P. Gallagher) (2007)
Foreign investment has been widely perceived as a panacea for developing countries—as a way to...
Beyond Good Deeds: Case Studies and A New Policy Agenda for Corporate Accountability (with Michelle Leighton and Naomi Roht-Arriaza) (2002)
Contributions to Books
Lights on or Trade Off? Can Base-of-the-Pyramid Approaches Deliver Solutions to Energy Poverty? (with Emma Wilson, Brian Shaad, and Ben Bundock), Sustainability Challenges and Solutions at the Base of the Pyramid: Business, Technology and the Poor (2008)
The "base of the pyramid" (BoP) business paradigm sets corporations, particularly multinational corporations (MNCs), at...
Stuck in the Mud? Nation-States, Globalization and Environment, Green Planet Blues: Environmental Politics from Stockholm to Johannesburg (2004)
APEC: The "Sustainable Development" Agenda, The Greening of Trade Law: International trade Organizations and Environmental Issues (2002)
Stuck in the Mud? Nation States, Globalization and the Environment, The Earthscan Reader on International Trade and Sustainable Development (2002)
Civil Society and the Future of Environmental Governance in Asia (with Simon S.C. Tay), Asia's Clean Revolution: Industry, Growth and the Environment (2000)
Linking Climate, Human Rights, and Development (with Naomi Roht-Arriaza) (2010)
Monterey Institute Professor Lyuba Zarsky and Hastings Professor Naomi Roht-Arriaza speak about an investment-led approach...
Environmental Justice (with Jan Knippers Black and Bruce Paton) (2009)
A Short documentary exploring the idea of Environmental Justice, featuring commentary by Jan Black, Bruce...
Business & Human Rights (with Jan Knippers Black and Bruce Paton) (2009)
This short documentary, "Business & Human Rights," presents interviews with Jan Black, Bruce Paton and...
Presentations and Papers
Regional Cooperation and Environmental Issues in Northeast Asia (with Peter Hayes), Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation (1993)
Hayes and Zarsky describe the rapidly emerging agenda for regional collaboration on environmental issues in...