The Environment and Emerging Development Issues: Volume 1

The Environment and Emerging Development Issues: Volume 1

by Partha DasGupta, Karl-Goran Maler
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198287674

ISBN-13: 9780198287674

Pub. Date: 05/08/1997

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Two and a half billion people are affected directly on a day-to-day basis by the allocation and use of purely local resources. Yet "official" development economics has concentrated on headline international issues and only recently begun to take account of the dependence of poor countries on their natural resources, the link between acute poverty and

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Two and a half billion people are affected directly on a day-to-day basis by the allocation and use of purely local resources. Yet "official" development economics has concentrated on headline international issues and only recently begun to take account of the dependence of poor countries on their natural resources, the link between acute poverty and environmental degradation, and the problems associated with the management of local common property such as soil and soil cover, water, forests and their products, animals and fisheries. In this volume, part of the WIDER Program on the Economics of the Environment, expert contributors provide a set of authoritative studies of emerging development issues, ranging from foundational matters to case studies, original research (in areas where there has been a paucity of work) to survey papers. They address both analytic and empirical issues on the role of environmental resources in the development process, presenting explanations of existing situations and policies for the future. A wealth of interests and backgrounds is represented, and reflected in the cross-fertilization between papers.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198287674
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
05/08/1997
Series:
WIDER Studies in Development Economics Series
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.37(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.83(d)
Lexile:
1540L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

1. The Resource-Basis of Production and Consumption, Partha Dasgupta and Barry Nalebuff
2. On a Clear Day, You Can See the Coase Theorem, Barry Nalebuff
3. Common-Property Resource-Management in Traditional Societies, Raymond Noronha
4. A Water Perspective on Population, Environment, and Development, Malin Falkenmark
5. Environmental Statistics and the National Accounts, Martin Weale
6. The Environment and Net National Product, Partha Dasgupta, Bengt Kriström, and Karl-Göran Mäler
7. Can Computable General-Equilibrium Models Shed Light on the Environmental Problems of Developing Countries?, Shanta Devarajan
8. Development Strategies and the Environment, Irma Adelman, Habib Fetini, and Elise Hardy Golan
9. Choice under Uncertainty: Problems Solved and Unsolved, Mark Machina

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