Della Z Duncan

Renegade Economist

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Della Duncan is dedicated to the just transition to a more sustainable and equitable world. She tells stories of economic system change through the Upstream Podcast. She works with communities and organizations through facilitating workshops and consultancy projects. She offers Right Livelihood coaching to individuals to find their own unique contribution to economies where people and the planet matter. And she serves as a research activist as an Atlantic Fellow for Social and Economic Equity through the International Inequalities Institute at the London School of Economics.


After graduating summa cum laude from the University of California, Davis, with a Bachelor’s in International Relations and Sociology, Della worked in the fields of sexual violence prevention and intervention, higher education, leadership studies, and international development.


Della holds a Master of Arts in Economics for Transition with Distinction from Schumacher College, a graduate certificate in Authentic Leadership from Naropa University, has completed Joanna Macy’s Work that Reconnects Intensive Program, and is a Gross National Happiness Trainer through the Gross National Happiness Center in Bhutan.