Ecology, Economy & Environment

Integrating Economics, Ecology and Thermodynamics

Authors: Ruth, Matthias

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Economies are open systems embedded in an ecosystem with which they exchange matter and energy. Interactions among these systems are vital for each system's performance and are constrained by the laws of physics. This volume pays tribute to economy--environment interactions simultaneously from an economic, ecological and physical perspective.
Integrating Economics, Ecology and Thermodynamics provides a first step in identifying and combining the principles of economics, ecology and thermodynamics on a fundamental level. Part I lays out the general context for the approach chosen. Part II familiarizes readers with core concepts of, and methods used in, the three disciplines of economics, ecology and thermodynamics. Part III assesses ways in which these disciplines can be integrated to provide an improved understanding of economy--environment interactions. Part IV illustrates the integration of the three disciplines with a dynamic model of a human community interacting with its environment. In Part V the volume closes with a brief summary and a set of conclusions on the relevance of integrated, interdisciplinary approaches to economy--environment interactions.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Economics, Ecology and Thermodynamics

    Ruth, Matthias

    Pages 3-14

  • Core Concepts in Neoclassical Economics

    Ruth, Matthias

    Pages 17-34

  • Core Concepts in Ecology

    Ruth, Matthias

    Pages 35-47

  • Core Concepts in Thermodynamics

    Ruth, Matthias

    Pages 48-60

  • Integrating Core Concepts of Thermodynamics into Economics

    Ruth, Matthias

    Pages 63-75

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Integrating Economics, Ecology and Thermodynamics
Authors
Series Title
Ecology, Economy & Environment
Series Volume
3
Copyright
1993
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-1899-8
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-1899-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-2377-8
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-4298-9
Series ISSN
0926-9754
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 252
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