Environment and Development Economics: Essays in Honour of Sir Partha Dasgupta

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This book honours Partha Dasgupta, and the field he helped establish; environment and development economics. It concerns the relationship between social systems (to include families, local communities, national economies, and the world as a whole) and natural systems (critical ecosystems, forests, water resources, mineral deposits, pollution, fisheries, and the Earth's climate). Above all, it concerns the poverty-environment nexus: the complex pathways by which people become or remain poor, and resources become ...
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Overview


This book honours Partha Dasgupta, and the field he helped establish; environment and development economics. It concerns the relationship between social systems (to include families, local communities, national economies, and the world as a whole) and natural systems (critical ecosystems, forests, water resources, mineral deposits, pollution, fisheries, and the Earth's climate). Above all, it concerns the poverty-environment nexus: the complex pathways by which people become or remain poor, and resources become or remain overexploited. With contributions by some of the world's leading economists, including five recipients of the Nobel Prize in Economics, in addition to scholars based in developing countries, this volume offers a unique perspective on the environmental issues that matter most to developing countries.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199677856
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 6/17/2014
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Scott Barrett, Lenfest-Earth Institute Professor of Natural Resource Economics, Columbia University,Karl-Goran Maler, Professor Emeritus; Researcher, and former Director, Stockholm School of Economics; The Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics, The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences,Eric S. Maskin, Adams University Professor, Harvard University

Scott Barrett is the first Lenfest-Earth Institute Professor of Natural Resource Economics at Columbia University. He also serves as vice-dean at the School of International and Public Affairs. Prior to joining Columbia, Professor Barrett served on the faculty of Johns Hopkins University's Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies. He taught at London Business School for over a decade before teaching at Johns Hopkins University and was a distinguished visiting fellow at the Yale University Center for the Study of Globalization. Professor Barrett has been an advisor to many organizations, including the European Commission, the International Task Force on Global Public Goods, the OECD, the World Bank, and the United Nations. He is author of Environment and Statecraft: The Strategy of Environmental Treaty-Making (OUP, 2005) and Why Cooperate? The Incentive to Supply Global Public Goods (OUP, 2007).

Karl-Goran Maler is Professor Emeritus at the Stockholm School of Economics and former Director of the Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. His research interests are the measurement of well-being and economic analysis of complex dynamic ecological systems. Together with Professor Partha Dasgupta, he was awarded the 2002 Volvo Environment Prize. Professor Maler is jointly responsible with the EEU for the joint EEU/Beijer PhD program in Environmental Economics financed by Sida. Within this program Professor Maler teaches a graduate course in Welfare Economics.

Eric Maskin is Adams University Professor at Harvard. He received the 2007 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics (with L. Hurwicz and R. Myerson) for laying the foundations of mechanism design theory. He also has made contributions to game theory, contract theory, social choice theory, political economy, and other areas of economics. He received his A.B. and Ph.D from Harvard and was a postdoctoral fellow at Jesus College, Cambridge University. He was a faculty member at MIT from 1977 to 1984, Harvard from 1985 to 2000, and the Institute for Advanced Study from 2000 to 2011. He re-joined the Harvard faculty in 2012.

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Table of Contents

Preface
I. Introduction and Overview
1. Partha Dasgupta's Contributions to Environment and Development Economics, Scott Barrett, Karl-Goran Maler, and Eric Maskin
II. Foundations
2. Learning, Growth and Development: A Lecture in Honor of Sir Partha Dasgupta, Joseph E. Stiglitz
3. Some Perspectives on Linked Ecosystems and Socio-Economic Systems, Kenneth J. Arrow, Paul Ehrlich, and Simon Levin
4. An Institutional Analysis of Development Cooperation, Elinor Ostrom, Clark Gibson, Sujal Shivakumar, and Krister Andersson
III. Applications
5. Climate Change, Cook Stoves, and Coughs and Colds: Thinking Global and Acting Local in Rural Nepal, Krishna Prasad Pant, Subhrendu K. Pattanayak, and Min Bikram Malla
6. Comments by Joseph E. Stiglitz on Climate Change, Cook Stoves, and Coughs and Colds, Joseph E. Stiglitz
7. Red Wells or Green Wells and Does it Matter? Examining Household Use of Arsenic Contaminated Water in Bangladesh, A.K.E. Haque, Z.H. Khan, M. Nepal, and Priya Shyamsundar
8. Comments by David Starrett on Red Wells or Green Wells, David Starrett
9. Forest Degradation in the Himalayas: Determinants and Policy Options, Jean-Marie Baland, Sanghamitra Das, and Dilip Mookerjee
10. Comments by Geoffrey Heal on Forest Degradation in the Himalayas, Geoffrey Heal
11. An Optimal Contract for Monitoring Illegal Exploitation of Co-Managed Forests in Benin, Albert N. Honlonkou and Rashid Hassan
12. Comments by Eric Maskin on An Optimal Contract, Eric Maskin
13. Why Cooperation is Better: The Gains to Cooperative Management of the Argentine Shortfin Squid Fishery in South America, Sebastian Villasante, Rashid Sumaila and Manel Antelo
14. Comments by Peter Hammond on Why Cooperation is Better, Peter Hammond
15. Occupational and Environmental Health Impacts from Mining in Orissa, India, Karnjana Sanglimsuwam, Erin O. Sills, Subhrendu K. Pattanayak, Shubhayu Saha, Ashok Singha, and Barendra Sahoo
16. Comments by Robert Solow on Occupational and Environmental Health Impacts, Robert Solow
17. Estimating the Value of Statistical Life for Children in Metro Manila, Rosalina Palanca-Tan
18. Comments by Shanta Devarajan on Estimating the Value of Statistical Life, Shanta Devarajan
IV. The Poverty-Environment-Population Nexus in India
19. Natural Resources and Chronic Poverty in India: Interface and Policy Imperatives, Amita Shah
20. Comments by Kanchan Chopra on Natural Resources and Chronic Poverty, Kanchan Chopra

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