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Economics and the Global Environment

By: Charles S Pearson

583 pages, Line illus, 36 tabs

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Nov 2000 | #107864 | ISBN: 052177988X
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Hardback | Nov 2000 | #107863 | ISBN: 0521770025
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About this book

Comprehensive analysis of how economic and environmental systems mesh in the international context. The book investigates if and how environmental resources, such as global climate, genetic diversity, and transboundary pollution can be managed in an international system of sovereign states without a Global Environment Protection Agency.


1. Introduction and plan of the book; 2. Interactions and tradeoffs; 3. Welfare, efficiency, equity, and the roots of environmental degradation; 4. Issues of time; 5. How clean is clean enough?; 6. The Government's tool kit; 7. Trade and environment: an overview of theory; 8. Theory of Trade and environment: a diagrammatic exposition; 9. Theory of policy: partial equilibrium, terms of trade and distributional issues; 10. Trade-environment policy: evolution of the debate and taxonomy of the issues; 11. Institutional and policy responses: OECD, WTO/GATT. EU, NAFTA; 12. Empirical studies; 13. International environmental externalities: theory and policy responses; 14. Economics and global warming; 15. Economics and ocean fisheries; 16. Perspectives on sustainable development; 17. Measuring sustainable development; 18. Trade, environment and sustainable development: Thailand's mixed experience; 19. Looking back, looking forward.

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