Ecological Economics: Principles and Applications / Edition 1

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Overview

<p>Conventional economics is increasingly criticized for failing to reflect the value of clean air and water, species diversity, and social and generational equity. By excluding biophysical and social reality from its analyses and equations, conventional economics seems ill-suited to address problems in a world characterized by increasing human impacts and decreasing natural resources.<p>Ecological Economics is an introductory-level textbook for an emerging paradigm that addresses this fundamental flaw in conventional economics. The book defines a revolutionary "transdiscipline" that incorporates insights from the biological, physical, and social sciences, and it offers a pedagogically complete examination of this exciting new field. The book provides students with a foundation in traditional neoclassical economic thought, but places that foundation within a new interdisciplinary framework that embraces the linkages among economic growth, environmental degradation, and social inequity.<p>Introducing the three core issues that are the focus of the new transdiscipline -- scale, distribution, and efficiency -- the book is guided by the fundamental question, often assumed but rarely spoken in traditional texts: What is really important to us? After explaining the key roles played by the earth’s biotic and abiotic resources in sustaining life, the text is then organized around the main fields in traditional economics: microeconomics, macroeconomics, and international economics. The book also takes an additional step of considering the policy implications of this line of thinking.<p>Ecological Economics includes numerous features that make it accessible to a wide range of students:<ul><li> more than thirty text boxes that highlight issues of special importance to students<li> lists of key terms that help students organize the main points in each chapter<li> concise definitions of new terms that are highlighted in the text for easy reference<li> study questions that encourage student exploration beyond the text<li> glossary and list of further readings</ul><p>An accompanying workbook presents an innovative, applied problem-based learning approach to teaching economics.<p>While many books have been written on ecological economics, and several textbooks describe basic concepts of the field, this is the only stand-alone textbook that offers a complete explanation of both theory and practice. It will serve an important role in educating a new generation of economists and is an invaluable new text for undergraduate and graduate courses in ecological economics, environmental economics, development economics, human ecology, environmental studies, sustainability science, and community development."
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Editorial Reviews

Journal of Economic Literature

"Revised second edition presents an introduction to the field of ecological economics and considers alternatives to the current economic goals of infinite growth and limitless material consumption."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781559633123
  • Publisher: Island Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/2003
  • Edition description: 1
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 450
  • Sales rank: 565,217
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
A Note to Instructors
Introduction
Pt. I An Introduction to Ecological Economics 1
Ch. 1 Why Study Economics 3
Ch. 2 The Fundamental Vision 15
Ch. 3 Ends, Means, and Policy 37
Pt. II The Containing and Sustaining Ecosystem: The Whole 59
Ch. 4 The Nature of Resources and the Resources of Nature 61
Ch. 5 Abiotic Resources 77
Ch. 6 Biotic Resources 93
Ch. 7 From Empty World to Full World 111
Pt. III Microeconomics 123
Ch. 8 The Basic Market Equation 125
Ch. 9 Supply and Demand 141
Ch. 10 Market Failures 157
Ch. 11 Market Failures and Abiotic Resources 185
Ch. 12 Market Failures and Biotic Resources 201
Pt. IV Macroeconomics 221
Ch. 13 Macroeconomic Concepts: GNP and Welfare 223
Ch. 14 Money 245
Ch. 15 Distribution 259
Ch. 16 The IS-LM Model 277
Pt. V International Trade 307
Ch. 17 International Trade 309
Ch. 18 Globalization 323
Ch. 19 International Flows and Macroeconomic Policy 343
Pt. VI Policy 357
Ch. 20 General Policy Design Principles 359
Ch. 21 Sustainable Scale 373
Ch. 22 Just Distribution 389
Ch. 23 Efficient Allocation 405
Looking Ahead 425
Glossary 429
Suggested Readings 443
About the Authors 447
Index 449
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