Twenty-First Century Macroeconomics: Responding to the Climate Challenge

Twenty-First Century Macroeconomics: Responding to the Climate Challenge

ISBN-10:
1849801665
ISBN-13:
9781849801669
Pub. Date:
01/01/2010
Publisher:
Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
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Overview

Twenty-First Century Macroeconomics: Responding to the Climate Challenge

The authors and editors of this book challenge traditional assumptions about economic growth, and develop the elements of a reoriented macroeconomics that takes account both of environmental impacts and social equity. Policies including carbon trading, revenue recycling, and reorientation of private and social investment are analyzed, providing insight into new paths for economic development with flat or negative carbon emissions. These issues will be crucial to macroeconomic and development policies in the twenty-first century.
What are the likely economic effects of climate change? What are the costs of substantial action to avert climate change? What economic policies can be effective in responding to climate change? The debate has broad implications for public policy. However, it also raises fundamental questions about economic analysis itself, and moves issues of environmental policy from the microeconomic to the macroeconomic level. Taking global climate change seriously requires a re-examination of macroeconomic goals. Economic growth has been closely linked to expanded use of energy, primarily fossil fuels. The assumption of continuing economic growth, in turn, leads economists to discount future costs, including the generational impacts of climate change. Challenging conventional concepts of growth implies different development paths both for rich and poor nations. This volume brings together contributions from scholars around the world to address these issues.
Scholars, researchers and students of economics and development studies along with policymakers and non-governmental organizations will find this insightful book of great interest.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781849801669
Publisher: Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
Publication date: 01/01/2010
Pages: 332
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Contents:
Introduction
Jonathan M. Harris and Neva R. Goodwin
PART I: THE SCOPE OF THE CHALLENGE
1. Understanding the Challenge of Global Warming
Lloyd J. Dumas
2. The New Climate Economics: The Stern Review versus its Critics
Frank Ackerman
3. Economics and Climate Change: Resilience, Equity, and Sustainability
Neva R. Goodwin
4. The Right to Development in a Climate-Constrained World
Paul Baer, Tom Athanasiou and Sivan Kartha
PART II: MACROECONOMIC THEORY PERSPECTIVES
5. The Economic Fundamentals of Global Warming
Duncan K. Foley
6. Energy Productivity, Labor Productivity, and Global Warming
Lance Taylor
7. Macroeconomics and Sustainable Development: Applying the Sustainomics Framework
Mohan Munasinghe
8. Ecological Macroeconomics: Consumption, Investment and Climate Change
Jonathan M. Harris
PART III: POLICY OPTIONS FOR RESPONDING TO CLIMATE CHANGE
9. Cap and Dividend: How to Curb Global Warming While Promoting Income Equity
James K. Boyce and Matthew Riddle
10. Policies for Funding a Response to Climate Change
Brian Roach
11. The New EU Emissions Trading Scheme: A Blueprint for the Global Carbon Market?
Christian Egenhofer
12. Implementation of Sustainable Development in Poland
Andrzej Kassenberg
13. Climate Change from the Investor’s Perspective
Adam Seitchik
Index

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