Justifying, Characterizing and Indicating Sustainability by Geir B. AsheimJustifying, Characterizing and Indicating Sustainability by Geir B. Asheim

Justifying, Characterizing and Indicating Sustainability

byGeir B. Asheim

Paperback | November 30, 2010

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During the last two decades, I have subjected the concept of sustainable development to economic analysis. To a great extent this work has been done in co-operation with my co-authors Wolfgang Buchholz, Bertil Tungodden, Martin Weitzman and Cees Withagen, and it has lead to a series of journal articles. This book presents the results of this research program. The original articles are reproduced. However, I have updated information about references and corrected a few mistakes (mostly typographical). STRUCTURE OF THE BOOK This book consists of 19 chapters. Chapter 1 is new, written as a guide to the book and its content. It also gives an up-to-date survey of relevant literature and its relation to the later chapters. Chapters 2-19 are reproductions of published articles. The articles are organized into three parts. Part I, which comprises Chaps.2-7, is concerned with the normative question of how to justify sustainability. Part II, consisting of Chaps.8-13, considers how sustainable development can be characterized. Finally, in Part III, Chaps.14-19 are devoted to the problem of indicating sustainability. Within each part, the initial chapter - i.e., Chap.2 for Part I, Chap.8 for Part II and Chap.14 for Part III - is an overview article that functions as a survey for the later chapters in the corresponding part.
Title:Justifying, Characterizing and Indicating SustainabilityFormat:PaperbackDimensions:294 pagesPublished:November 30, 2010Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Preface. 1. Introduction. Part I: Justifying Sustainability. 2. Intergenerational ethics under resource constraints; G.B. Asheim. 3. Justifying sustainability; G.B. Asheim, W. Buchholz & B. Tungodden. 4. Resolving distributional conflicts between generations; G.B. Asheim & B. Tungodden. 5. The malleability of undiscounted utilitarianism as a criterion of intergenerational justice; G.B. Asheim & W. Buchholz. 6. Rawlsian intergenerational justice as a Markov-perfect equilibrium in a resource technology; G.B. Asheim. 7. Unjust intergenerational allocations; G.B. Asheim. Part II: Characterizing Sustainability. 8. The Hartwick rule: Myths and facts; G.B. Asheim, W. Buchholz & C. Withagen. 9. Hartwick's rule in open economies; G.B. Asheim. 10. Capital gains and 'net national product' in open economies; G.B. Asheim. 11. Characterizing sustainability: The converse of Hartwick's rule; C. Withagen & G.B. Asheim. 12. On the sustainable program in Solow's model; C. Withagen, G.B. Asheim & W. Buchholz. 13. Maximin, discounting, and separating hyperplanes; C. Withagen, G.B. Asheim & W. Buchholz. Part III: Indicating Sustainability. 14. Green national accounting for welfare and sustainability: A taxonomy of assumptions and results; G.B. Asheim. 15. Net national product as an indicator of sustainability; G.B. Asheim. 16. Adjusting Green NNP to measure sustainability; G.B. Asheim. 17. Does NNP growth indicate welfare improvement?; G.B. Asheim & M.L. Weitzman. 18. A general approach to welfare measurement through national income accounting; G.B. Asheim & W. Buchholz. 19. Green national accounting with a changing population; G.B. Asheim.