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Ecological economics : principles and applications

Author: Herman E Daly; Joshua C Farley
Publisher: Washington : Island Press, [2004] ©2004
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Introducing the three core issues that are the focus of the new transdiscipline -- scale, distribution, and efficiency -- the book is guided by the fundamental question, often assumed but rarely spoken in traditional texts: What is really important to us? After explaining the key roles played by the earth's biotic and abiotic resources in sustaining life, the text is then organized around the main fields in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Herman E Daly; Joshua C Farley
ISBN: 1559633123 9781559633123
OCLC Number: 52750219
Description: xxvii, 454 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I: An introduction to ecological economics --
Why study economics? --
The fundamental vision --
Ends, means and policy --
Part II: The containing and sustaining ecosystem: the whole --
The nature of resources and the resources of nature --
Abiotic resources --
Biotic resources --
From empty world to full world --
Part III Microeconomics --
The basic market equation --
Supply and demand --
Market failures --
Market failures and abiotic resources --
Market failures and biotic resources --
Part IV Macroeconomics --
Macroeconomic concepts: GNP and welfare --
Money --
Distribution --
The IS-LM model --
Part V International trade --
International trade --
Globalization --
International flows and macroeconomic policy --
Part VI Policy --
General policy design principles --
Sustainable scale --
Just distribution --
Efficient allocation.
Responsibility: Herman E. Daly and Joshua Farley.
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