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The Economics of Sustainability

Edited By: CV Pezzey and Michael A Toman


Hardback | Dec 2001 | #122105 | ISBN: 0754621774
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Defines sustainability as inter-generational fairness in the long-term decision-making of a whole society, this selection of journal articles brings the concept into focus.


Part 1 1974-1986 - responding to "limits to growth": the optimal depletion of exhaustible resources, Partha S. Dasgupta and Geoffrey M. Heal; growth with exhaustible natural resources -efficient and optimal growth paths, Joseph E. Stiglitz; intergenerational equity and exhaustible resources, Robert M. Solow; intergenerational equity and the investing of rents from exhaustible resources, John M. Hartwick; on the intergenerational allocation of natural resources, Robert M. Solow; Hartwick's rule in open economies, Geir B. Asheim. Part 2 1987-1996 - the emergence of a sustainability literature: the concept of sustainable economic development, Edward B. Barbier; toward some operational principles of sustainable development, Herman E. Daly; sustainability - an interdisciplinary guide, John Pezzey; economics and "sustainability" - balancing trade-offs and imperatives, Michael A. Toman; "sustainable development" - is it a useful concept?, Wilfred Beckerman; intergenerational resource rights, efficiency and social optimality, Richard B. Howarth and Richard B. Norgaard; environmental valuation under sustainable development, Richard B. Howarth and Richard B. Norgaard; towards an ecological economics of sustainability, Michael Common and Charles Perrings; capital theory and the measurement of sustainable development - an indicator of "weak" sustainability, David W. Pearce and Giles D. Atkinson; net national product as an indicator of sustainability, Geir B. Asheim. Part 3 1997-2000 - a flourishing but still developing literature: on the problem of achieving efficiency and equity, intergenerationally, Talbot Page; sustainability constraints versus "optimality" versus intertemporal concern, and axioms versus data, John C.V. Pezzey; an axiomatic approach to sustainable development, Graciela Chichilnisky; sustainability and intergenerational transfers, Jeffrey Krautkraemer and Raymond Batina; sustainability and technical progress, Martin L. Weitzman; international trade and the sustainability footprint - a practical criterion for its assessment, John L.R. Proops et al; measuring sustainability - a time series of alternative indicators for Scotland, Nick Hanley et al.

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