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Economic Growth and Valuation of the Environment: A Debate

Edited By: Ekko Van Ierland, Jan Van Der Straaten and Herman Vollebergh

Edward Elgar

Hardback | Dec 2001 | #121991 | ISBN: 184064432X
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The debate on the valuation of nature and the environment, sustainable national income and economic growth is one of prime importance in environmental economics. "Economic Growth and Valuation of the Environment" deals with the fundamental approaches to calculating sustainable national income and their implications for the valuation of the environment. Leading economists present their views on how the UN system of national accounts could be adjusted to include environmental impacts and the depletion of natural resources. The discussion centres on the appropriateness of national income as an indicator for welfare, and specific attention is paid to the question of how to value changes in environmental quality or emission of pollutants. Centred around the topics raised by the seminal publications of Roefie Hueting, this book should be of interest to environmental economists and students focusing on environmental and natural resource economics. Environmental policymakers should welcome the lively and up-to-date discussion of a range of policy issues.


Valuation of nature and the environment, Ekko van Ierland et al; environmental valuation and sustainable national income according to Hueting, Roefie Hueting and Bart de Boer; three persistent myths in the environmental debate, Roefie Hueting; key issues in environmental economics, Paul Ekins; Roefie Hueting's perpendicular "demand curve" and the issue of objective value, Herman daly; values, valuation and valuing processes, Richard Norgaard et al; technical progress, finite resources and intergenerational justice, Wilfred Beckerman; steering by the right compass - the quest for a better assessment of the national product, Salah E. Serafy; valuing nature, David Pearce et al; natural capital, the greened national product and the monetization frontier, Sylvie Faucheux and Martin O'Connor; alternative calculations of a sustainable national income for the Netherlands according to Hueting, Harmen Verbruggen et al; an appreciation of Dr. Roefie Hueting's ecological work, Robert Goodland; rejoinders to symposium authors, Roefie Hueting.

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