Is Economic Growth Sustainable?

Hardcover | March 15, 2010

EditorGeoffrey Heal

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How can we determine if current growth patterns are sustainable, and what changes to we need to make to make them more so? This volume addresses these issues in a rigorous yet accessible fashion, presenting the current research of some of the world’s leading scholars.

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How can we determine if current growth patterns are sustainable, and what changes to we need to make to make them more so? This volume addresses these issues in a rigorous yet accessible fashion, presenting the current research of some of the world’s leading scholars.

GEOFFREY HEAL combines a lifelong interest in nature with a fascination with how societies work. He is the Paul Garrett Professor of Public Policy and Corporate Responsibility at Columbia Business School. His research ranges from technical aspects of securities markets to understanding the economic consequences of species extinction, ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 9.73 × 5.67 × 0.97 inPublished:March 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Is Growth Sustainable?
What Are the Health Effects of Air Pollution in China?
Why Climate Change Impacts on Agriculture Could be Economically Substantial
Wealth Saving and Sustainability
China, the U.S., and Sustainability: Perspectives Based on Comprehensive Wealth
Counting Nonmarket, Ecological Public Goods: The Elements of a Welfare-Significant Ecological Quantity Index
The Challenge of Crafting Rules to Change Open-Access Resources into Managed Resources
How does Trade affect the Environment?
Corporate Environmentalism: Doing Well by Being Green