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Environment and Development Economics: Essays in Honour of Sir Partha Dasgupta

An introduction to the work of Partha Dasgupta, one of the leading economists of his generation
Includes three foundational chapters each written by a recipient of the Nobel Prize in Economics: Joseph E. Stiglitz, Kenneth Arrow, and the Late Elinor Ostrom
Includes eight further chapters authored or co-authored by a developing country economist
Includes Commentaries on each chapter
An essential reference in environment and development economics

By: Scott Barrett (Editor), Karl-Göran Mäler (Editor), Eric S Maskin (Editor)

Oxford University Press

Hardback | Apr 2014 | #208838 | ISBN-13: 9780199677856
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Environment and Development Economics honours Partha Dasgupta, and the field he helped establish; environment and development economics. It concerns the relationship between social systems (to include families, local communities, national economies, and the world as a whole) and natural systems (critical ecosystems, forests, water resources, mineral deposits, pollution, fisheries, and the Earth's climate). Above all, it concerns the poverty-environment nexus: the complex pathways by which people become or remain poor, and resources become or remain overexploited. With contributions by some of the world's leading economists, including five recipients of the Nobel Prize in Economics, in addition to scholars based in developing countries, Environment and Development Economics offers a unique perspective on the environmental issues that matter most to developing countries.



I. Introduction and Overview
1: Scott Barrett, Karl-Göran Mäler, and Eric Maskin: Partha Dasgupta's Contributions to Environment and Development Economics

II. Foundations
2: Joseph E. Stiglitz: Learning, Growth and Development: A Lecture in Honor of Sir Partha Dasgupta
3: Kenneth J. Arrow, Paul Ehrlich, and Simon Levin: Some Perspectives on Linked Ecosystems and Socio-Economic Systems
4: Elinor Ostrom, Clark Gibson, Sujal Shivakumar, and Krister Andersson: An Institutional Analysis of Development Cooperation

III. Applications
5: Krishna Prasad Pant, Subhrendu K. Pattanayak, and Min Bikram Malla: Climate Change, Cook Stoves, and Coughs and Colds: Thinking Global and Acting Local in Rural Nepal
6: Joseph E. Stiglitz: Comments by Joseph E. Stiglitz on Climate Change, Cook Stoves, and Coughs and Colds
7: A.K.E. Haque, Z.H. Khan, M. Nepal, and Priya Shyamsundar: Red Wells or Green Wells and Does it Matter? Examining Household Use of Arsenic Contaminated Water in Bangladesh
8: David Starrett: Comments by David Starrett on Red Wells or Green Wells
9: Jean-Marie Baland, Sanghamitra Das, and Dilip Mookerjee: Forest Degradation in the Himalayas: Determinants and Policy Options
10: Geoffrey Heal: Comments by Geoffrey Heal on Forest Degradation in the Himalayas
11: Albert N. Honlonkou and Rashid Hassan: An Optimal Contract for Monitoring Illegal Exploitation of Co-Managed Forests in Benin
12: Eric Maskin: Comments by Eric Maskin on An Optimal Contract
13: Sebastián Villasante and Rashid Sumaila: Why Cooperation is Better: The Gains to Cooperative Management of the Argentine Shortfin Squid Fishery in South America
14: Peter Hammond: Comments by Peter Hammond on Why Cooperation is Better
15: Karnjana Sanglimsuwam, Erin O. Sills, Subhrendu K. Pattanayak, Shubhayu Saha, Ashok Singha, and Barendra Sahoo: Occupational and Environmental Health Impacts from Mining in Orissa, India
16: Robert Solow: Comments by Robert Solow on Occupational and Environmental Health Impacts
17: Rosalina Palanca-Tan: Estimating the Value of Statistical Life for Children in Metro Manila
18: Shanta Devarajan: Comments by Shanta Devarajan on Estimating the Value of Statistical Life

IV. The Poverty-Environment-Population Nexus in India
19: Amita Shah: Natural Resources and Chronic Poverty in India: Interface and Policy Imperatives
20: Kanchan Chopra: Comments by Kanchan Chopra on Natural Resources and Chronic Poverty

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Scott Barrett is the first Lenfest-Earth Institute Professor of Natural Resource Economics at Columbia University. He also serves as vice-dean at the School of International and Public Affairs. Prior to joining Columbia, Professor Barrett served on the faculty of Johns Hopkins University's Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies. He taught at London Business School for over a decade before teaching at Johns Hopkins University and was a distinguished visiting fellow at the Yale University Center for the Study of Globalization. Professor Barrett has been an advisor to many organizations, including the European Commission, the International Task Force on Global Public Goods, the OECD, the World Bank, and the United Nations. He is author of Environment and Statecraft: The Strategy of Environmental Treaty-Making (OUP, 2005) and Why Cooperate? The Incentive to Supply Global Public Goods (OUP, 2007).

Karl-Göran Mäler is Professor Emeritus at the Stockholm School of Economics and former Director of the Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. His research interests are the measurement of well-being and economic analysis of complex dynamic ecological systems. Together with Professor Partha Dasgupta, he was awarded the 2002 Volvo Environment Prize. Professor Mäler is jointly responsible with the EEU for the joint EEU/Beijer PhD program in Environmental Economics financed by Sida. Within this program Professor Mäler teaches a graduate course in Welfare Economics.

Eric Maskin is Adams University Professor at Harvard. He received the 2007 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics (with L. Hurwicz and R. Myerson) for laying the foundations of mechanism design theory. He also has made contributions to game theory, contract theory, social choice theory, political economy, and other areas of economics. He received his A.B. and Ph.D from Harvard and was a postdoctoral fellow at Jesus College, Cambridge University. He was a faculty member at MIT from 1977 to 1984, Harvard from 1985 to 2000, and the Institute for Advanced Study from 2000 to 2011. He re-joined the Harvard faculty in 2012.

Krister Andersson, University of Colorado, Boulder
Manel Antelo, University of Santiago de Compostela
Kenneth J. Arrow, Stanford University
Jean-Marie Baland, University of Namur
Scott Barrett, Columbia University
Kanchan Chopra, formerly at the Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi
Sanghamitra Das, Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi
Shantayanan Devarajan, World Bank
Paul R. Ehrlich, Stanford University
Clark Gibson, University of California, San Diego
Karl-Göran Mäler, Stockholm School of Economics
Peter J. Hammond, University of Warwick
A.K.Enamul Haque, United International University, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Rashid Hassan, University of Pretoria
Geoffrey Heal, Columbia Business School
Albert N. Honlonkou, Ecole Nationale d'Economie Appliquée et de Management of Université d'Abomey-Calavi, Republic of Benin
Zakir Hossain Khan, Transparency International, Bangladesh
Simon A. Levin, Princeton University
Eric Maskin, Harvard University
Dilip Mookherjee, Boston University
Mani Nepal, South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics
The Late Elinor Ostrom
Rosalina Palanca-Tan, Ateneo de Manila University
Krishna P. Pant, National Agriculture Research and Development Fund, Kathmandu, Nepal
Subhrendu K. Pattanayak, Duke University
Shubhayu Saha, US Centers for Disease Control
Barendra Sahoo, CTRAN Consulting
Karnjana Sanglimsuwam, Bangkok University
Amita Shah, Gujarat Institute of Development Research
Sujai Shivakumar, National Research Council, The National Academies
Priya Shyamsundar, South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics
Erin O. Sills, North Carolina State University
Ashok Singha, CTRAN Consulting
Robert Solow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
David Starrett, Stanford University
Joseph E. Stiglitz, Columbia University
U. Rashid Sumaila, University of British Columbia
Min B. M. Thakuri, Practical Action, Kathmandu, Nepal
Sebastián Villasante, University of Santiago de Compostela

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