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The Environment and Emerging Development Issues : Volume 2 - Partha Dasgupta

The Environment and Emerging Development Issues

Volume 2

By: Partha Dasgupta (Editor), Karl-Göran Mäler (Editor)

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Published: 1st January 1997
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Two and a half billion people are affected directly on a day to day basis by the allocation and use of purely local resources. Yet `official' development economics has concentrated on headline international issues and only recently begun to take account of the dependence of poor countries on their natural resources, the link between acute poverty and environmental degredation, and the problems associated with the management of local common property such as soil and soil cover, water, forests and their products, animals and fisheries. In these volumes, which are part of the WIDER programme on the Economics of the Environment, expert contributors provide a set of authoritative studies of emerging development issues, ranging from foundational matters to case studies, original research (in areas where there has been a paucity of work) to survey papers. They address both analytic and empirical issues on the role of environmental resources in the development process, presenting explanations of existing situations and policies for the future. A wealth of interests and backgrounds is represented and reflected in the cross-fertilization between papers.

It contrasts sharply with the conventional literature on development issues, and should now be necessary reading for those involved in them * Crispin Tickell, FT *

Unu World Institute for Development Economics Research (unu/Wider)p. ii
Reciprocal Externalities: Local and Globalp. 257
Endogenous Fertility and the Environment: a Parable of Firewoodp. 275
Is Co-Operation Habit-Forming?p. 283
the Identical-Country Modelp. 308
Efficiency Issues and the Montreal Protocol on Cfcsp. 333
Constant Marginal Abatement Benefitsp. 335
an Equilibrium Number of Signatories Below Full Co-Operationp. 336
Referencesp. 338
Co2 and the Greenhouse Effect: A Game-Theoretic Explorationp. 339
Unidirectional Externalitiesp. 369
Analysis and Management of Watershedsp. 371
the Management of Coastal Wetlands: Economic Analysis of Combined Ecologic-Economic Systemsp. 399
Referencesp. 422
Urban Air Pollution in Developing Countries: Problems and Policiesp. 425
Referencesp. 457
Macroeconomic Policies and Environmental Resource-Usep. 461
Macroeconomic Policies and Deforestationp. 463
Microeconomic Responses to Macroeconomic Reforms: the Optimal Control of Soil Erosionp. 497
Referencesp. 499
Valuation and Managementp. 503
Valuation of Tropical Forestsp. 526
The Management of Drylandsp. 529
Management of Wildlife and Habitat in Developing Countriesp. 555
Public Policy Toward Social Overhead Capital: the Capitalization Externalityp. 592
Indexp. 595
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ISBN: 9780198287681
ISBN-10: 0198287682
Series: WIDER Studies in Development Economics : Book 2
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 358
Published: 1st January 1997
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.3 x 16.1  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.68