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Growth, the Environment and the Distribution of Incomes : Essays by a Sceptical Optimist : Economists of the Twentieth Century - Wilfred Beckerman

Growth, the Environment and the Distribution of Incomes : Essays by a Sceptical Optimist

Economists of the Twentieth Century

Hardcover Published: January 1995
ISBN: 9781858982625
Number Of Pages: 528

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This major volume features a key selection of Wilfred Beckerman's work on the determinants of economic growth in the post-war world, income distribution and environmental policy.
Economic growth is the focus of the first part of this volume which includes papers on the causes of differentiated rates of growth in the post-war years, its relationship to welfare, and the desirability of economic growth. The relationship between growth and the state of the environment is the subject of the second part of the volume which includes discussion of the economics of climate change, obligations to future generations and the justification of discounting. In this part of the book, Dr Beckerman also questions the concept of sustainable development. The third part of the book, on inequality and poverty, focuses on the distribution of incomes, the conceptual problems of poverty measurement and the impact of social security payments in Britain. This volume also features an extensive introduction in which the author looks back on his career both as an academic and as a civil servant.

Acknowledgements
Introduction
The Economist as a Modern Missionaryp. 3
Projecting Europe's Growthp. 11
The Determinants of Economic Growthp. 25
The Desirability of Economic Growthp. 54
Economic Growth and Welfarep. 78
Comparative Growth Rates of "Measurable Economic Welfare": Some Experimental Calculationsp. 99
Is Economic Growth Still Desirable?p. 123
Review of The Sources of Economic Growth in the United States and the Alternatives Before Usp. 147
Review of Modern Capitalismp. 151
Growth: Economics or Sociology?p. 156
Review of The Next 200 Yearsp. 162
Economists, Scientists, and Environmental Catastrophep. 167
"Environment", "Needs" and "Real Income Comparisons"p. 185
Economic Development and the Environment: A False Dilemma International Conciliationp. 192
The Logic of Environmental Choicep. 207
Human Resources: Are They Worth Preserving?p. 217
Global Warming and International Action: An Economic Perspectivep. 238
Economic Growth and the Environment: Whose Growth? Whose Environment?p. 275
"Sustainable Development": Is it a Useful Concept?p. 291
Why Do Anything for Posterity?p. 310
Is Discounting the Future "Unfair" to Future Generations?p. 326
Growthmania Revisitedp. 345
What No-Growth Society?p. 353
The International Distribution of Incomesp. 361
Some Reflections on "Redistribution with Growth"p. 380
The Impact of Income Maintenance Payments on Poverty in Britainp. 392
Does Slow Growth Matter? Egalitarianism versus Humanitarianismp. 411
The Measurement of Povertyp. 433
Stagflation and the Third Worldp. 450
Name indexp. 471
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ISBN: 9781858982625
ISBN-10: 1858982626
Series: Economists of the Twentieth Century
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 528
Published: January 1995
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 16.51  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 0.89

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