The Environment and Emerging Development Issues: Volume 2

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Overview

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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Meet the Author

Partha Dasgupta is the Frank Ramsey Professor of Economics at the University of Cambridge, Fellow of St John's College, Cambridge, and Chairman of the Beijer International Institute of Ecological Economics, Stockholm Karl-Göran Mäler is Director of the Beijer International Institute of Ecological Economics, Stockholm, and Professor of Economics at the Stockholm School of Economics

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Table of Contents

1. The Resource-Basis of Production and Consumption: An Economic Analysis, Partha Dasgupta and Karl-Göran Mäler
I Rights and the Legal Framework
2. On a Clear Day, You Can See the Coase Theorem, Barry Nalebuff
3. Common-Property Resource-Management in Traditional Societies, Raymond Noronha
II Accounting for Environmental Degradation
4. A Water Perspective on Poulation, Environmnent, 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
III Decision Under Uncertainty
9. Choice under Uncertainty: Problems Solved and Unsolved, Mark Machina
IV Reciprocal Externalities: Local and Global
10. Endogenous Fertility and the Environment: A Parable of Firewood, Marc Nerlove and Anke Meyer (with Viktoria Dalko)
11. Is Co-operation Habit-Forming?, Paul Seabright
12. Efficiency Issues and the Montreal Protocol on CFCs, Peter Bohm
13. CO2 and the Greenhouse Effect: A Game-Theoretic Exploration, Michael Hoel
V Unidirectional Externalities
14. Analysis and Management of Watersheds, John Dixon
15. The Management of Coastal Wetlands: Economic Analysis of Combined Ecologic-Economic Systems, John Dixon and Padma N. Lal
16. Urban Air Pollution in Developing Countries: Problems and Policies, Alan J. Krupnick
VI Macroeconomic Policies and Environmental Resource-Use
17. Macroeconomic Policies and Deforestation, Robert Repetto
18. Microeconomic Responses to Macroeconomic Reforms: The Optimal Control of Soil Erosion, Scott Barrett
VII Valuation and Management
19. Valuation of Tropical Forests, Anthony C. Fisher and W. Michael Hanemann
20. The Management of Drylands, Ridley Nelson
21. Management of Wildlife and Habitat in Developing Countries, Gardner Brown
22. Public Policy toward Social Overhead Capital: The Capitalization Externality, David Starrett

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