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Is Economic Growth Sustainable?
 
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Is Economic Growth Sustainable?
Edited by Geoffrey Heal
 
 
Palgrave Macmillan
 
 
 
 
 
10 Feb 2010
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Is growth sustainable? Can we maintain current standards of living in the face of environmental changes? As the world economy is shaken by the global recession, these questions become even more critical. This book focuses on the problems that relate to the destruction of the natural infrastructure on which our economies depend, these include the extinction of species, radical changes to the Earth's climate and the depletion of natural resources.

This volume addresses these issues in a rigorous yet accessible fashion, presenting the research of some of the world's leading scholars, to examine if current growth patterns are sustainable. The chapters offer new and original case studies and discussions, which not only indicate the cost of unsustainable behavior but also illustrate what institutional changes are required in order to minimize the downside of our environmental impacts, providing frameworks for a more sustainable economy.

This book is essential reading for all interested in the economics of the environment.


Description


Is growth sustainable? Can we maintain current standards of living in the face of environmental changes? As the world economy is shaken by the global recession, these questions become even more critical. This book focuses on the problems that relate to the destruction of the natural infrastructure on which our economies depend, these include the extinction of species, radical changes to the Earth's climate and the depletion of natural resources.

This volume addresses these issues in a rigorous yet accessible fashion, presenting the research of some of the world's leading scholars, to examine if current growth patterns are sustainable. The chapters offer new and original case studies and discussions, which not only indicate the cost of unsustainable behavior but also illustrate what institutional changes are required in order to minimize the downside of our environmental impacts, providing frameworks for a more sustainable economy.

This book is essential reading for all interested in the economics of the environment.


Contents

Is Growth Sustainable?
What Are the Health Effects of Air Pollution in China?
Why Climate Change Impacts on Agriculture Could be Economically Substantial
Wealth Saving and Sustainability
China, the U.S., and Sustainability: Perspectives Based on Comprehensive Wealth
Counting Nonmarket, Ecological Public Goods: The Elements of a Welfare-Significant Ecological Quantity Index
The Challenge of Crafting Rules to Change Open-Access Resources into Managed Resources
How does Trade affect the Environment?
Corporate Environmentalism: Doing Well by Being Green


Authors

GEOFFREY HEAL combines a lifelong interest in nature with a fascination with how societies work. He is the Paul Garrett Professor of Public Policy and Corporate Responsibility at Columbia Business School. His research ranges from technical aspects of securities markets to understanding the economic consequences of species extinction, with an emphasis on understanding how societies interact with their natural resource bases. A Past President of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, Heal is the author of many scientific articles and books, including Valuing the Future: Economic Theory and Sustainability, Nature and the Market Place, and When Principles Pay: Corporate Social Responsibility and the Bottom Line.