Economic Theory and Global Warming by Hirofumi UzawaEconomic Theory and Global Warming by Hirofumi Uzawa

Economic Theory and Global Warming

byHirofumi Uzawa

Paperback | October 27, 2008

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Hirofumi Uzawa's theoretical framework addresses three major problems concerning global warming and other environmental hazards. First, it considers all phenomena involved with global environmental issues that exhibit externalities of one kind or another. Secondly, it covers global environmental issues involving international and intergenerational equity and justice. Lastly, it deals with global environmental issues concerning the management of the atmosphere, the oceans, water, soil, and other natural resources having to be decided by a consensus of affected countries.
Title:Economic Theory and Global WarmingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:292 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.75 inPublished:October 27, 2008Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:052106659X

ISBN - 13:9780521066594


Table of Contents

1. Global warming and carbon taxes; 2. Pareto-optimality and social optimum; 3. Global warming and tradeable emission permits; 4. Global warming - dynamic analysis; 5. Dynamic optimality and sustainability; 6. Global warming and forests - an alternative approach; 7. Global warming as a cooperative game.

Editorial Reviews

'Global climate change presents important challenges and interesting problems for economic theory and empirical policy analysis, because of climate change's massive scale, long time horizon, and fundamental uncertainty. There is no one better equipped to write a book on the relationship between economic theory and global warming than Hirofumi Uzawa, the distinguished theorist from the University of Tokyo. This book will advance discussions among economists and become a standard reference for the profession.' Robert Stavins, Harvard University