This book honours Partha Dasgupta, and the field he helped establish; environment and development economics. It concerns the relationship between social systems (to include families, local communities, national economies, and the world as a whole) and natural systems (critical ecosystems, forests, water resources, mineral deposits, pollution, fisheries, and the Earth's climate). Above all, it concerns the poverty-environment nexus: the complex pathways by which people become or remain poor, and resources become or remain overexploited. With contributions by some of the world's leading economists, including five recipients of the Nobel Prize in Economics, in addition to scholars based in developing countries, this volume offers a unique perspective on the environmental issues that matter most to developing countries.They could help attack an aspect of the social CAS that demographer Nathan Keyfitz described accurately two decades ago: aIf ... One example is the MAHB ( Millennium Alliance for Humanity and the Biosphere, alt;http://mahb.stanford.edu/agt;) , which is bringing ... of the past, that nation states are the final stage of evolution of large political entitiesacan no longer be solid anchors for thinking about the future.
|Title||:||Environment and Development Economics: Essays in Honour of Sir Partha Dasgupta|
|Author||:||Scott Barrett, Karl-Göran Mäler, Eric S. Maskin|
|Publisher||:||OUP Oxford - 2014-04-10|