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Environment and Development Economics: Essays in Honour of Sir Partha Dasgupta

Scott Barrett, Karl-Göran Mäler, and Eric S. Maskin

Abstract

This book honors Sir Partha Dasgupta with important contributions to the field he helped establish environment and development economics. The book concerns the relationship between social systems (to include families, local communities, national economies, and the world as a whole) and natural systems (critical ecosystems, forests, water resources, mineral deposits, pollution, fisheries, and the Earth’s climate). Above all, it concerns the poverty-environment nexus—the intersection of the complex pathways by which people become or remain poor, and resources become or remain overexploited. The ... More

Keywords: environment, development, poverty, natural resources, economics, sustainable development

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199677856
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199677856.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Scott Barrett, editor
Lenfest-Earth Institute Professor of Natural Resource Economics, Columbia University

Karl-Göran Mäler, editor
Professor Emeritus; Researcher, and former Director, Stockholm School of Economics; The Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics, The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

Eric S. Maskin, editor
Adams University Professor, Harvard University

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Part I Introduction and Overview

1 Partha Dasgupta’s Contributions to Environment and Development Economics

Scott Barrett, Karl-Göran Mäler, and Eric Maskin

Part II Foundations

3 Some Perspectives on Linked Ecosystems and Socioeconomic Systems

Kenneth J. Arrow, Paul R. Ehrlich, and Simon A. Levin

4 An Institutional Analysis of Development Cooperation

Elinor Ostrom, Clark Gibson, Sujai Shivakumar, and Krister Andersson

Part III Applications

5 Climate Change, Cookstoves, and Coughs and Colds

Krishna P. Pant, Subhrendu K. Pattanayak, and Min B. Malla Thakuri

8 Comments by David Starrett on “Red Wells or Green Wells and Does It Matter?”

Scott Barrett, Karl-Göran Mäler, and Eric S. Maskin

9 Forest Degradation in the Himalayas

Jean-Marie Baland, Sanghamitra Das, and Dilip Mookherjee

10 Comments by Geoffrey Heal on “Forest Degradation in the Himalayas”

Scott Barrett, Karl-Göran Mäler, and Eric S. Maskin

12 Comments by Eric Maskin on “An Optimal Contract”

Scott Barrett, Karl-Göran Mäler, and Eric S. Maskin

13 Why Cooperation is Better

Sebastián Villasante, U. Rashid Sumaila, and Manel Antelo

14 Comments by Peter Hammond on “Why Cooperation is Better”

Scott Barrett, Karl-Göran Mäler, and Eric S. Maskin

15 Occupational and Environmental Health Impacts from Mining in Orissa, India

Karnjana Sanglimsuwan, Erin O. Sills, Subhrendu K. Pattanayak, Shubhayu Saha, Ashok Singha, and Barendra Sahoo

16 Comments by Robert Solow on “Occupational and Environmental Health Impacts”

Scott Barrett, Karl-Göran Mäler, and Eric S. Maskin

18 Comments by Shanta Devarajan on “Estimating the Value of Statistical Life”

Scott Barrett, Karl-Göran Mäler, and Eric S. Maskin

Part IV The Poverty-Environment-Population Nexus in India

20 Comments by Kanchan Chopra on “Natural Resources and Chronic Poverty”

Scott Barrett, Karl-Göran Mäler, and Eric S. Maskin