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Economics of Industrial Ecology : Materials, Structural Change, and Spatial Scales - Jeroen C. J. M. van den Bergh

Economics of Industrial Ecology

Materials, Structural Change, and Spatial Scales

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Published: 1st January 2005
For Ages: 18+ years old
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The use of economic modeling techniques in industrial ecology research provides distinct advantages over the customary approach, which focuses on the physical description of material flows. The thirteen chapters of "Economics of Industrial Ecology" integrate the natural science and technological dimensions of industrial ecology with a rigorous economic approach and by doing so contribute to the advancement of this emerging field. Using a variety of modeling techniques (including econometric, partial and general equilibrium, and input-output models) and applying them to a wide range of materials, economic sectors, and countries, these studies analyze the driving forces behind material flows and structural changes in order to offer guidance for economically and socially feasible policy solutions. After a survey of concepts and relevant research that provides a useful background for the chapters that follow, the book presents historical analyses of structural change from statistical and decomposition approaches; a range of models that predict structural change on the national and regional scale under different policy scenarios; two models that can be used to analyze waste management and recycling operations; and, adopting the perspective of local scale, an analysis of the dynamics of eco-industrial parks in Denmark and the Netherlands. The book concludes with a discussion of the policy implications of an economic approach to industrial ecology.

"There have long been calls for the integration of economics and industrial ecology. This book assembles a number of important works -- especially on integrated modeling of physical and economic systems -- that form an important contribution to the industrial ecology literature."--Reid Lifset, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, editor, Journal of Industrial Ecology "As the first text focused on this subject, Economics of Industrial Ecology fills a big hole in the literature of the field. It moves the interdisciplinary claim of industrial ecology a long way forward." John R. Ehrenfeld, Executive Director, International Society for Industrial Ecology "As the first text focused on this subject, *Economics of Industrial Ecology* fills a big hole in the literature of the field. It moves the interdisciplinary claim of industrial ecology a long way forward."--John R. Ehrenfeld, Executive Director, International Society for Industrial Ecology

Prefacep. vii
Background
Introduction and Overviewp. 3
The Interface between Economics and Industrial Ecology: A Surveyp. 13
Historical Analysis of Structural Change
Is the US Economy Dematerializing? Main Indicators and Driversp. 57
Structural Decomposition Analysis of Iron and Steel and of Plasticsp. 95
Projective Analysis of Structural Change
Dynamic Industrial Systems Analysis for Policy Assessmentp. 125
Modeling Physical Realities at the Whole Economy Scalep. 165
Environmental Policy Analysis with STREAM: A Partial Equilibrium Model for Material Flows in the Economyp. 195
DIMITRI: A Model for the Study of Policy Issues in Relation to the Economy, Technology, and the Environmentp. 223
Waste Management and Recycling
Modeling Market Distortions in an Applied General Equilibrium Framework: The Case of Flat-Fee Pricing in the Waste Marketp. 255
International Trade, Recycling, and the Environmentp. 287
Dynamics of Eco-Industrial Parks
Understanding the Evolution of Industrial Symbiotic Networks: The Case of Kalundborgp. 313
The Myth of Kalundborg: Social Dilemmas in Stimulating Eco-Industrial Parksp. 337
Conclusions
Policy Implications: Toward a Materials Policy?p. 359
Contributorsp. 377
Indexp. 381
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ISBN: 9780262220712
ISBN-10: 0262220717
Series: The MIT Press
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 448
Published: 1st January 2005
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 3.2
Weight (kg): 0.66