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Sustainability and Environmental Decision Making

Editors: Quah, Euston, Schubert, Renate (Eds.)

  • Provides a unique combination of theoretical concepts and empirical assessments in the field and in the lab,  all related to making sustainable decisions with respect to key environmental problems like reducing the per-capita consumption of water, electricity and waste
  • Includes  key areas like housing, transport or energy using durables 
  • Each chapter ends with concrete recommendations for individual, corporate and government related decision-makers
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The primary aim of this reference volume is to provide an accessible and comprehensive review of current methods used to address resource evaluation and environmental as well as climate issues, and in a manner easily understood by decision-makers and the non-economists interested in environmental policy matters. Theoretical insight and empirical observations from various countries will be presented and recommendations on sustainable environmental decision-making will be given. Natural resource managers, environmental and climate decision-makers, government policy makers, and economics scholars will all find this volume to be an essential reference. 






About the authors

Renate Schubert is Professor for Economics at ETH Zurich. She got her Dr. rer. pol. in Tubingen and did her habilitation at the Technical University Darmstadt. Between 1990 and 1991 she was a Professor for Economics at the University of Regensburg and between 1991 and 1992 at the University of Tubingen. In Tubingen she was the Deputy Director of the University's "International Center". Between 1993 and 2006 R. Schubert was head of the Center for Economic Research at ETH Zurich. From October 1997 through October 1999 she was head of the Law and Economics Department at ETH Zurich and from October 1999 through September 2001 she ran the Department for Humanities, Social and Political Sciences. In summer 2006 R. Schubert founded the interdisciplinary Institute for Environmental Decisions (IED) at ETH Zurich. She was Head of the Institute until 2014. Since 2008 R. Schubert is the Gender Delegate of ETH Zurich’s President and in this function she is an Associate Vice President of ETH Zurich.
Professor Euston Quah is Head, Department of Economics ; Deputy Chair , Sustainable Earth Office and Chairman of the Senate Committee on University Policy Matters at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. He was formerly Chair, School of Humanities and Social Sciences at NTU . Prior to joining NTU , Professor Quah was at the National University of Singapore (NUS) where he was Vice-Dean , Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences ; Deputy Director of the Public Policy Program(now called the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy) ; and headed the economics department there . A prolific writer , Professor Quah had published over 100 articles including journals such as World Development; Environment and Planning; Applied Economics; Journal of Economics ; Journal of Public Economic Theory ; Journal of Environmental Management ; Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal ; American Journal of Economics and Sociology; Bulletin of Economic Research ; European Journal of Law and Economics ; and International Review of Law and Economics , among others . His most recent work is a paper in an international publication on cost-benefit analysis by Oxford University Press, 2013 . Two books on Cost-Benefit Analysis was published by Routledge , UK in 2007(with E.J. Mishan) and 2012 respectively . He was also co-author of an Asian Edition of the best selling Principles of Economics Text with Gregory Mankiw published by Cengage (formerly Thomson , USA) , now a second edition in 2013. Professor Quah advises the Singapore Government in various Ministries and was a Member of the recent Prime Minister’s Economic Strategies Sub-Committee on Energy and the Environment , and served on the Committee of the Fare Review Mechanism of the Ministry of Transport. He presently sits on the Boards of Energy Market Authority , the Energy Studies Institute at NUS ; and the Complaints Committee of the Singapore Medical Council in addition to the NTU-National Health Group Aging Research Evaluations Committee. He is also a Review Panel Member for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation project hosted by the Overseas Development Institute , London ; and a technical reviewer for the National Research Foundation (Singapore) , Humanities and Social Sciences Research Council (Canada) , and the Australian Research Council . Professor Quah is Editor of the Singapore Economic Review(since 2002) , and the President of the Economic Society of Singapore (since 2010) . He has been invited by Stanford University , Princeton University , the USA Inter-Pacific Bar Association , WWF for Asia , UNESCAP , Earth Institute of Columbia University (Asian Meetings) , ADBI and ADB to speak at their functions and conferences . In 2014, Professor Quah gave the World Economy Annual Asia Lecture at the international conference invited by the University of Nottingham, and sponsored by Wiley-Blackwell. Professor Quah has consulted/advised for PricewaterhouseCoopers ; Economica (Canada) ; Gentings International ; Singapore Government (various Ministeries, and Statutory Boards) ; World Bank and Asian Development Bank . He is one of the most highly cited and influential university economists in Singapore.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sustainability and Environmental Decision Making
Editors
  • Euston Quah
  • Renate Schubert
Series Title
Sustainable Development
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eReference ISBN
978-981-15-9287-4
Print ISBN
978-981-15-9286-7
Print + eBook ISBN
978-981-15-9288-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 390
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