Scarcity and Growth Revisited: Natural Resources and the Environment in the New Millennium

Scarcity and Growth Revisited: Natural Resources and the Environment in the New Millennium

by R. David Professor Simpson
     
 

In 1963, Barnett and Morse's Scarcity and Growth proclaimed there was no problem with resource scarcity and probably would not be soon. In 1976, the Resources for the Future called a conference and published Scarcity and Growth Reconsidered, in which scientists generally concurred. In November 2002, the group called another conference, and present the 14See more details below

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In 1963, Barnett and Morse's Scarcity and Growth proclaimed there was no problem with resource scarcity and probably would not be soon. In 1976, the Resources for the Future called a conference and published Scarcity and Growth Reconsidered, in which scientists generally concurred. In November 2002, the group called another conference, and present the 14 papers here. Economists, earth scientists, and researchers in various technological fields incorporate new modes of analysis, new empirical understandings, and new questions in their assessment of the current situation. Distributed in the US by Johns Hopkins University Press. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781933115108
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/15/2005
Series:
RFF Press Ser.
Edition description:
1
Pages:
306
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

1Introduction : the "new scarcity"1
2Mineral resources and consumption in the twenty-first century33
3Economics of scarcity : the state of the debate54
4Ecosystem goods and services and their limits : the roles of biological diversity and management practices78
5Emerging scarcities : bioenergy-food competition in a carbon constrained world98
6Sustainability and its economic interpretations121
7Resources, scarcity, technology, and growth142
8Endogenous technological change, natural resources, and growth155
9Evolutionary analysis of the relationship between economic growth, environmental quality, and resource scarcity177
10Environmental policy as a tool for sustainability198
11Public policy : inducing investment in innovation225
12The marvels and perils of modernity : a comment250
13Intragenerational versus intergenerational equity : views from the south261
14Sustainable economic development in the world of today's poor267

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