The Environment and Emerging Development Issues: Volume 1

Paperback | November 15, 2000

EditorPartha DasguptabyKarl-Goran Maler

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Two and a half billion people are affected directly on a day-to-day basis by the allocation and use of purely local resources. Yet 'official' development economics has concentrated on headline international issues and only recently begun to take account of the dependence of poor countries ontheir natural resources, the link between acute poverty and environmental degradation, and the problems associated with the management of local common property such as soil and soil cover, water, forests and their products, animals and fisheries. In these two volumes, expert contributors provide a set of authoritative studies of emerging development issues, ranging from foundational matters to case studies. They address both analytic and empirical issues on the role of environmental resources in the development process, presentingexplanations of existing situations and policies for the future. A wealth of interests and backgrounds is represented, beyond the confines of environmental economics proper; and this is reflected in the cross-fertilization between papers. In order to make these materials suitable for teachingpurposes, authors have been encouraged to survey their topics rather than present their most recent findings.

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Two and a half billion people are affected directly on a day-to-day basis by the allocation and use of purely local resources. Yet 'official' development economics has concentrated on headline international issues and only recently begun to take account of the dependence of poor countries ontheir natural resources, the link between acu...

Partha Dasgupta is at University of Cambridge. Karl-Goran Maler is at Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:287 pages, 9.21 × 6.06 × 0.63 inPublished:November 15, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199240698

ISBN - 13:9780199240692

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Table of Contents

1. Partha Dasgupta and Barry Nalebuff: The Resource-Basis of Production and Consumption2. Barry Nalebuff: On a Clear Day, You Can See the Coase Theorem3. Raymond Noronha: Common-Property Resource-Management in Traditional Societies4. Malin Falkenmark: A Water Perspective on Population, Environment, and Development5. Martin Weale: Environmental Statistics and the National Accounts6. Partha Dasgupta, Bengt Kristrom, and Karl-Goran Maler: The Environment and Net National Product7. Shanta Devarajan: Can Computable General-Equilibrium Models Shed Light on the Environmental Problems of Developing Countries?8. Irma Adelman, Habib Fetini, and Elise Hardy Golan: Development Strategies and the Environment9. Mark Machina: Choice under Uncertainty: Problems Solved and Unsolved