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- DescriptionEcomic Growth and the Environment explores the debate on how to reconcile ecomic growth with protection of the natural environment, and the closely related discussion on whether an increasing scarcity of natural resources will eventually force ecomic growth to cease. The debate focusses on whether environmental policies will benefit the ecomy or t, and is divided into growth optimists and growth pessimists. In general, ecomists have been optimistic and have pointed to the possibilities of techlogical progress and substitution, yet they also ackwledge that natural resources and environmental concern do restrict ecomic growth. The difficulty lies in quantifying the constraint to ecomic growth. Modern growth ecomists have constructed models to examine to what extent 'growth pessimism' is theoretically warranted. This book provides an introduction to some of these models, brings together the discussion between growth optimists and pessimists, and presents the theory behind their arguments. It aims to present models where both sides can meet and where both are able to derive expected results with the parameter values that they deem appropriate. From there, the discussions can turn to the empirical observations about these parameters. This book will be of interest to advanced undergraduates in ecomics, microecomics, ecomic growth, sustainable development, and environmental ecomics. Each chapter concludes with a set of Exercises designed to help the reader master the models.
- Author BiographyClas Eriksson is a professor in economics at Malardalen University College, Vasteras, Sweden. He obtained his PhD and associate professor (docent) degrees from Uppsala University.
- Author(s)Clas Eriksson
- PublisherOxford University Press
- Date of Publication07/05/2015
- SubjectEconomics: Textbooks & Study Guides
- Place of PublicationOxford
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintOxford University Press
- Content Note38 Figures
- Weight366 g
- Width164 mm
- Height231 mm
- Spine12 mm
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