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Economics and Ecology

New frontiers and sustainable development

Editors: Barbier, Edward B. (Ed.)

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In the Summer of 1991, Bob Carling, who was then Life Sciences Editor of Chapman & Hall, approached me over the possibility of producing an edited volume of works on economics and ecology. As we discussed the matter further, what became clear is that there is a growing literature on the' frontiers' of both disciplines that has involved economists 'borrowing' from ecology and ecologists 'borrowing' from economics. We decided that this volume should try to provide a small cross-section of that literature. I was very much interested in editing this volume for several reasons. First, one of my principal interests in economics has been how the economic analysis of natural resource and environmental problems can benefit from the concepts and lessons learned from other disciplines, in particular ecology. I was grateful at having the opportunity to pull together a selection of readings that illustrate how the integration of the two disciplines can lead to fruitful analysis. Second, I was also aware that, as Director of the London Environmental Economics Centre and as a Senior Researcher at the International Institute of Environment and Development, I was fortunate to have worked with or to have known a number of economists and ecologists whose work would be ideal for this volume. I was delighted that so many of my friends and colleagues were as enthusiastic about this project as I, and agreed to participate.

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Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Introduction: economics and ecology — the next frontier

    Pages 1-10

    Barbier, Edward B.

  • Environmentally sustainable development: optimal economic conditions

    Pages 11-28

    Barbier, Edward B. (et al.)

  • Ecological economic systems analysis: order and chaos

    Pages 29-45

    Costanza, Robert

  • Sustainable agriculture: the trade-offs with productivity, stability and equitability

    Pages 46-65

    Conway, Gordon R.

  • Stress, shock and the sustainability of optimal resource utilization in a stochastic environment

    Pages 66-95

    Perrings, Charles

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eBook $109.00
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Hardcover $169.99
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  • ISBN 978-0-412-48180-2
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  • ISBN 978-94-010-4663-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Economics and Ecology
Book Subtitle
New frontiers and sustainable development
Editors
  • Edward B. Barbier
Copyright
1993
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-011-1518-6
DOI
10.1007/978-94-011-1518-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-412-48180-2
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-4663-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 205
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