The Economics of Non-Market Goods and Resources

Sustainable Resource Use and Economic Dynamics

Editors: Bretschger, Lucas, Smulders, Sjak (Eds.)

  • Most recent approaches to modelling technological change and pollution
  • Surveys existing literature as well as adds to frontier research
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30 years after the publication of the famous symposium issue of the Review of Economic Studies, which started the neoclassical literature on growth theory and resource economics, this volume seeks to reinforce research efforts in order to provide adequate solutions for today’s challenges in the field of sustainable development. It compiles innovative current research from resource, energy and environmental economics and dynamic economic theory. It contains both new approaches as well as detailed surveys of the existing literature.

The chapters in the book cover a broad range of aspects regarding the relationship between natural resource use and long-term economic development. In particular, the following topics are studied: incentives for adoption and diffusion of clean technology, resource scarcity and limits to growth, international convergence of energy intensity, and the social norms shaping resource depletion.

The topic of this volume is of high interest with regard to the future development of the world economy. In the past two centuries, many countries experienced an unprecedented increase in living standards. At the same time, pollution of the environment increased while the stock of worldwide natural resources declined. Consequently, the concern that environmental restrictions, especially the bounded supply of natural resources end energies, will limit economic development in the long run is widespread. Most prominently, it has been expressed in the prediction of ‘limits to growth’ by the Club of Rome in the 1970s. Today, the notion of ‘sustainable growth’ is widely accepted as a main principle in the theoretical and political discussion. But a general consensus on the consequences for the use of natural capital has still to be established. This holds true not only for economics, but also for interdisciplinary research programs and the public debate. Therefore, more research should be directed at finding and establishing the rules for a world society which is intrinsically compatible with its natural environment.

What does sustainability mean for resource and energy use, what are the economist’s predictions for the impact of natural resource use on the welfare of future generations? The different contributions in the present volume shed light on important subjects related to these fundamental questions.

 

 

 

 

 

Chapters 2, 3, 6, 8 and 9 are reprinted from Environmental & Resource Economics, Vol. 36, No. 1, 2007.

Table of contents (4 chapters)

  • Introduction to Sustainable Resource Use and Economic Dynamics

    Lucas Bretschger, Sjak Smulders

    Pages 1-16

  • Can Environmental Regulations Boost Growth?

    Rob Hart

    Pages 53-70

  • A New-Growth Perspective on Non-Renewable Resources

    Christian Groth

    Pages 127-163

  • Sectoral Energy- and Labour-Productivity Convergence

    Peter Mulder, Henri L. F. De Groot

    Pages 165-190

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sustainable Resource Use and Economic Dynamics
Editors
  • Lucas Bretschger
  • Sjak Smulders
Series Title
The Economics of Non-Market Goods and Resources
Series Volume
10
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-6293-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-6293-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-6292-6
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7598-7
Series ISSN
1571-487X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 231
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