The Economics of Sustainable Development

Title

The Economics of Sustainable Development

Year

2005

DOI

10.17848/9781417596324

Abstract

This title provides an economic perspective on critical issues that characterize the topic of sustainable development. In each case, the authors give hope that the challenges facing societies can be surmounted and millions can be lifted out of poverty by adopting policies that encourage the investment in human capital, democratic institutions, and improved market performance.

Files

Download 1. The Concept of Sustainable Development: An Introduction (280 KB)

Contents

  1. The Concept of Sustainable Development: An Introduction / Sisay Asefa
  2. Some Neglected Aspects of Sustainable Development / Malcolm Gillis
  3. Economic Development, Inequality, and War / E. Wayne Nafziger and Juha Auvinen
  4. Productivity Growth in World Agriculture: Sources and Constraints / Vernan W. Ruttan
  5. How the World Survived the Population Bomb: An Economic Perspective / David Lam
  6. Property Rights and the Urgent Challenge of Environmental Sustainability / Daniel W. Bromley
  7. Too Poor to be Stewards?: Rural Poverty and Sustainable Natural Resource Management / Scott M. Swinton

Note

Based on presentations at the 40th annual Werner Sichel economics lecture series, sponsored by the Department of Economics, Western Michigan University

ISBN

9780880993203 (pbk.) ; 9780880993210 (cloth) ; 9781417596324 (ebook)

Subject Areas

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

The Economics of Sustainable Development

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Citation

Asefa, Sisay, ed. 2005. The Economics of Sustainable Development. Kalamazoo, MI: W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research. https://doi.org/10.17848/9781417596324