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

Hardcover | May 10, 2014

EditorScott Barrett, Karl-Goran Maler, Eric S. Maskin

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This book 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'sleading economists, including five recipients of the Nobel Prize in Economics, in addition to scholars based in developing countries, this volume offers a unique perspective on the environmental issues that matter most to developing countries.

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This book 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, poll...

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...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:384 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.01 inPublished:May 10, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199677859

ISBN - 13:9780199677856

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PrefaceI. Introduction and Overview1. Scott Barrett, Karl-Goran Maler, and Eric Maskin: Partha Dasgupta's Contributions to Environment and Development EconomicsII. Foundations2. Joseph E. Stiglitz: Learning, Growth and Development: A Lecture in Honor of Sir Partha Dasgupta3. Kenneth J. Arrow, Paul Ehrlich, and Simon Levin: Some Perspectives on Linked Ecosystems and Socio-Economic Systems4. Elinor Ostrom, Clark Gibson, Sujal Shivakumar, and Krister Andersson: An Institutional Analysis of Development CooperationIII. Applications5. 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 Nepal6. Joseph E. Stiglitz: Comments by Joseph E. Stiglitz on Climate Change, Cook Stoves, and Coughs and Colds7. 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 Bangladesh8. David Starrett: Comments by David Starrett on Red Wells or Green Wells9. Jean-Marie Baland, Sanghamitra Das, and Dilip Mookerjee: Forest Degradation in the Himalayas: Determinants and Policy Options10. Geoffrey Heal: Comments by Geoffrey Heal on Forest Degradation in the Himalayas11. Albert N. Honlonkou and Rashid Hassan: An Optimal Contract for Monitoring Illegal Exploitation of Co-Managed Forests in Benin12. Eric Maskin: Comments by Eric Maskin on An Optimal Contract13. Sebastian Villasante and Rashid Sumaila: Why Cooperation is Better: The Gains to Cooperative Management of the Argentine Shortfin Squid Fishery in South America14. Peter Hammond: Comments by Peter Hammond on Why Cooperation is Better15. Karnjana Sanglimsuwam, Erin O. Sills, Subhrendu K. Pattanayak, Shubhayu Saha, Ashok Singha, and Barendra Sahoo: Occupational and Environmental Health Impacts from Mining in Orissa, India16. Robert Solow: Comments by Robert Solow on Occupational and Environmental Health Impacts17. Rosalina Palanca-Tan: Estimating the Value of Statistical Life for Children in Metro Manila18. Shanta Devarajan: Comments by Shanta Devarajan on Estimating the Value of Statistical LifeIV. The Poverty-Environment-Population Nexus in India19. Amita Shah: Natural Resources and Chronic Poverty in India: Interface and Policy Imperatives20. Kanchan Chopra: Comments by Kanchan Chopra on Natural Resources and Chronic Poverty