Economics, Entropy and the Environment: The Extraordinary Economics of Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen

Economics, Entropy and the Environment: The Extraordinary Economics of Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen

by T. Randolph Beard, Gabriel A. Lozada
     
 

ISBN-10: 1840641223

ISBN-13: 9781840641226

Pub. Date: 01/01/2000

Publisher: Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.

Offers a critical review of the work of Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen in conventional economics, environmental economics, and methodology. Presents a brief biographical sketch, then reviews his methodology and evaluates his contributions to the field. Particular attention is paid to the role of thermodynamics in his economics, with an economist's primer on thermodynamics

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Offers a critical review of the work of Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen in conventional economics, environmental economics, and methodology. Presents a brief biographical sketch, then reviews his methodology and evaluates his contributions to the field. Particular attention is paid to the role of thermodynamics in his economics, with an economist's primer on thermodynamics and description of the role thermodynamics plays in his work. A final chapter describes bioeconomics as a way to integrate many of his views. Beard teaches economics at Auburn University. Lozada teaches economics at the University of Utah. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781840641226
Publisher:
Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
01/01/2000
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

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