Sustainable Economic Development: Resources, Environment and Institutions.pdf

Sustainable Economic Development: Resources, Environment and Institutions.pdf


Economics of Sustainable Development presents 27 articles that lay the foundations of sustainable development in a way that facilitates effective policy design. The editors mix broad thematic papers with focused micro-papers, balancing theories with policy designs. The book begins with two sections on sustainable development principles and practice and on specific settings where sustainable development is practiced. Two more sections illuminate institutions, governance, and political economy. Additional sections cover sustainable development and agriculture, and risk and economic security, including disaster management. This rich source of information should appeal to any institution involved in development work, and to development practitioners grappling with an array of difficult on-the-ground developmental challenges. * Analyzes policies that move markets and resource use patterns towards achieving sustainability* Articles are kaleidoscopic in scope and creativity* Authors embody extraordinary diversity and qualifications

"As nations around the world experience both the benefits and the problems that come with economic growth, many have come to see sustainable economic development as their key objective. This volume brings together social scientists and natural scientists from industrialized countries, emerging economies, and the developing world to examine the crucial interface between environment, resources, economic development, and political institutions. This book thereby provides an effective entry-point to the literature for novices, as well as a state-of-the-art survey for experts." -Robert N. Stavins, Harvard Kennedy School "The pursuit of sustainable development has become an important policy objective. By presenting a unique combination of conceptual analyses and insightful case studies, the book, "Sustainable Economic Development: Resources, Environment and Institutions" makes an important contribution in defining this challenging notion and identifies strategies to achieve it. This book emphasizes that the design of sustainable development policies requires understanding of the dynamics of natural resources, human behavior, economic forces, and the inner-working of institutions. The book explains complex concepts with lively analysis of important examples from fields such as water, energy, and agriculture as well as macroeconomic stabilization and poverty alleviation. This book provides an excellent introduction to development and natural resource policy for advanced students, and it is an outstanding source for economists, natural resource specialists, policy analysts, and other practitioners working in the resource and development fields." - David Zilberman, UC Berkeley

Arsenio Balisacan is Professor of Economics and served until 2012 as Dean of the School of Economics and Executive Director of the Philippine Center for Economic Development. Ujjayant Chakravorty is Professor of Economics at Tufts University and Fellow at the Toulouse School of Economics and CESifo. Majah-Leah V. Ravago is Assistant Professor of Economics. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Hawaii.


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