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Title Scarcity and growth revisited : natural resources and the environment in the new millennium / R. David Simpson, Michael A. Toman, Robert U. Ayres, editors
Published Washington, DC : Resources for the Future, [2005]
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 292 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction: the "new scarcity" / R. David Simpson, Michael A. Toman, Robert U. Ayres -- Mineral resources and consumption in the twenty-first century / W. David Menzie, Donald A. Singer, John H. DeYoung -- Economics of scarcity: the state of the debate / Jeffrey A. Krautkraemer -- Ecosystem goods and services and their limits: the roles of biological diversity and management practices / David Tilman, Stephen Polasky -- Emerging scarcities: bioenergy-food competition in a carbon constrained world / Christian Azar -- Sustainability and its economic interpretations / John C.V. Pezzey, Michael A. Toman -- Resources, scarcity, technology, and growth / Robert U. Ayres -- Endogenous technological change, natural resources, and growth / Sjak Smulders -- Evolutionary analysis of the relationship between economic growth, environmental quality, and resource scarcity / Jeroen C.J.M van den Bergh -- Environmental policy as a tool for sustainability / David Pearce -- Public Policy: inducing investment in innovation / Molly K. Macauley -- The marvels and perils of modernity: a comment / Sylvie Faucheux -- Intragenerational versus intergenerational equity: views from the south / Ramón López -- Sustainable economic development in the world of today's poor / Partha Dasgupta
Summary In this volume, a group of distinguished international scholars provides a fresh investigation of the most fundamental issues involved in our dependence on natural resources. In Scarcity and Growth (1963) and Scarcity and Growth Reconsidered (1979), researchers considered the long-term implications of resource scarcity for economic growth and human well-being. Scarcity and Growth Revisited examines these implications with 25 years of new learning and experience. It finds that concerns about resource scarcity have changed in essential ways. In contrast with the earlier preoccupation with the adequacy of fuel, mineral, and agricultural resources and the efficiency by which they are allocated, the greatest concern today is about the Earth's limited capacity to handle the environmental consequences of resource extraction and use. Opinion among scholars is divided on the ability of technological innovation to ameliorate this "new scarcity." However, even the book's more optimistic authors agree that the problems will not be successfully overcome without significant advances in the legal, financial and other social institutions that protect the environment and support technical innovation. Scarcity and Growth Revisited incorporates expert perspectives from the physical and life sciences, as well as economics. It includes issues confronting the developing world as well as advanced industrialized societies. --Publisher
Notes "An RFF Press book"--Title page verso
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Environmental policy.
Natural resources -- Management.
Sustainable development.
Genre/Form Aufsatzsammlung
Form Electronic book
Author Ayres, Robert U.
Simpson, Ralph David.
Toman, Michael A.
ISBN 1136524738 (electronic bk.)
1936331497 (e-book)
9781136524738 (electronic bk.)
9781936331499 (e-book)