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Revisiting the Energy-Development Link

Evidence from the 20th Century for Knowledge-based and Developing Economies

Authors: Bithas, Kostas, Bithas, Kostas

  • Proposes a new innovative framework for the empirical investigation of the link between economy and natural resources
  • Sheds light on aspects of economic development which have so far not been examined in the current literature
  • Employs databases to carry out rigorous estimates of the energy intensity of economies across the world
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About this book

Unravelling the intricate relationship between economic development and energy consumption, this book proposes an innovative framework for the empirical investigation of the link between the economy and natural resources. It proposes a novel set of indicators to shed light on those aspects of the economic process and development that determine their requirements in terms of natural resources. Employing updated databases, this book presents tables and diagrams to compare the conventional and the new estimates of the linkage between energy and economic development (Energy Intensity) throughout the world, over the last 100 years.

Whereas estimates based on the established framework for evaluating the link between energy resources and the economy indicate a strong decoupling trend, the new indicators follow substantially different paths which suggest a strong coupling between economic growth and energy use. These differences -which call into question the prevailing opinion of decoupling- are fundamental for the prospects of sustainability.

This book provides a valuable resource for economists, energy and environmental analysts, natural resource managers and policy makers. It is also intended for students of ecological economics, sustainability studies, natural resource and energy economics.

About the authors

Kostas Bithas is Professor of Environmental Economics and Natural Resources at the Department of Economics and Regional Development, Panteion University. He is currently a Visiting Scholar at the Center for Systems Integration & Sustainability, Michigan State University, Manly Miles Building, East Lansing, MI 48823-5243, USA. 

Panos Kalimeris is an Economist M.Sc., Ph.D., Research Associate at the Institute of Urban Environment & Human Resources, Department of Economics and Regional Development, Panteion University, Athens, Greece.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Bithas, Kostas (et al.)

    Pages 1-4

  • A Brief History of Energy Use in Human Societies

    Bithas, Kostas (et al.)

    Pages 5-10

  • Defining the Energy Resources

    Bithas, Kostas (et al.)

    Pages 11-15

  • Exploring the Energy-Economy Link

    Bithas, Kostas (et al.)

    Pages 17-22

  • Re-evaluating Energy Intensity: A New Methodological Framework

    Bithas, Kostas (et al.)

    Pages 23-37

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA (gross)
valid through October 16, 2017
  • ISBN 978-3-319-20732-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $54.99
price for USA
valid through October 16, 2017
  • ISBN 978-3-319-20731-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Revisiting the Energy-Development Link
Book Subtitle
Evidence from the 20th Century for Knowledge-based and Developing Economies
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Economics
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-20732-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-20732-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-20731-5
Series ISSN
2191-5504
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 89
Number of Illustrations and Tables
4 b/w illustrations, 34 illustrations in colour
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