Economic Theory and Global Warming

Economic Theory and Global Warming

by Hirofumi Uzawa
     
 

ISBN-10: 052106659X

ISBN-13: 9780521066594

Pub. Date: 10/27/2008

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

In this book, Professor Uzawa modifies and extends the theoretical premises of orthodox economic theory to make them broad enough for analyzing the phenomena related to environmental disequilibrium - particularly global warming - and finding institutional arrangements and policy measures that may bring about a more optimal state in which the natural and institutional…  See more details below

Overview

In this book, Professor Uzawa modifies and extends the theoretical premises of orthodox economic theory to make them broad enough for analyzing the phenomena related to environmental disequilibrium - particularly global warming - and finding institutional arrangements and policy measures that may bring about a more optimal state in which the natural and institutional components are harmoniously blended. He constructs a theoretical framework in which three major global environmental issues may effectively be addressed. First, all global environmental phenomena exhibit externalities of one kind or another. Secondly, global environmental issues involve international and intergenerational equity and justice. Thirdly, global environmental issues concern the management of the atmosphere, the oceans, water, soil, and other natural resources and need to be addressed through a consensus of all affected countries.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521066594
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/27/2008
Pages:
292
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures
Preface
Introduction: Global Warming: Problems and Perspectives1
1Global Warming and Carbon Taxes22
2Pareto Optimality and Social Optimum60
3Global Warming and Tradable Emission Permits92
4Dynamic Analysis of Global Warming115
5Dynamic Optimality and Sustainability138
6Global Warming and Forests169
7Global Warming as a Cooperative Game193
Summary and Concluding Notes241
References261
Index275

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