Sustainability, Economics, and Natural Resources

Economics, Sustainability, and Natural Resources

Economics of Sustainable Forest Management

Editors: Kant, Shashi, Berry, R. Albert (Eds.)

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The economics of sustainability is much more complex than the neoclassical (Newtonian) economic approach to economic efficiency. Forest resources provide the ideal starting point for the economic analysis of sustainability. This book provides a systematic critique of neoclassical economic approaches and their limitations with respect to sustainability. Leading economists from different streams of economics discuss key economic aspects of sustainability and sustainable forest management including complexity, ethical issues, consumer choice theory, intergenerational equity, non-convexities, and multiple equilibria. This is the book which integrates different streams of economics – complexity theory, behavioral economics, post-Keynesian consumer choice theory, social choice theory, and non-convexities – and suggests the main features of Post-Newtonian economics.

This book is followed by a companion book, Institutions, Sustainability, and Natural Resources: Institutions for Sustainable Forest Management, Volume 2 in the series.

Reviews

From the reviews:

“This book is very different from other literature regarding ‘sustainability’. … consists of 12 chapters covering a variety of perspectives on ‘sustainability’ in forest management. … an excellent effort in terms of providing a broader picture of economics and its applications to sustainability. … I would suggest that all economists and other professionals and practitioners who believe that the dominant contemporary economic paradigm is too narrow should read this book.” (Yaoqi Zhang, International Forestry Review, Vol. 8, December, 2006)


Table of contents (4 chapters)

  • Post-Keynesian Consumer Choice Theory for the Economics of Sustainable Forest Management

    Marc Lavoie

    Pages 67-90

  • Behavioral Economics and Sustainable Forest Management

    Jack L. Knetsch

    Pages 91-103

  • How Sustainable is Discounting?

    Colin Price

    Pages 105-135

  • Intergenerational Equity and the Forest Management Problem

    Tapan Mitra

    Pages 137-173

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eBook $189.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Economics, Sustainability, and Natural Resources
Book Subtitle
Economics of Sustainable Forest Management
Editors
  • Shashi Kant
  • R. Albert Berry
Series Title
Sustainability, Economics, and Natural Resources
Series Volume
1
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-3518-0
DOI
10.1007/1-4020-3518-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-3465-7
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-6874-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 272
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