Wealth, Welfare And Sustainability
Advances in Measuring Sustainable Development
Kirk Hamilton, Lead Environmental Economist, Environmental Economics and Policy, The World Bank, Washington DC, US and Giles Atkinson, Professor of Environmental Policy, Department of Geography and Environment and Associate, Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK
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This important book presents fresh thinking and new results on the measurement of sustainable development.
Contents: Preface 1. Introduction 2. Wealth and Social Welfare 3. Population Growth and Sustainability 4. Testing Genuine Saving 5. Resources, Growth and the ‘Paradox of Plenty’ 6. A Hartwick Rule Counterfactual 7. Deforestation: Accounting for a Multiple-Use Resource 8. Accounting for Technological Change 9. Resource Price Trends and Prospects for Development 10. International Flows of Resource Rents 11. Summary and Conclusions References Index