Natural Resource and Environmental EconomicseBook - 1998
Utilizes basic concepts of economics and finance to explain the relationship of the economy to the ecosystem, seeing the ecosystem as imposing biophysical constraints on economic growth. Means of sustainable economic development and sustainable resource use are stressed.
Background material and alternative, more efficient, problem-solving approaches are included.
A textbook for a graduate or advanced undergraduate course for students of economics or agriculture who have a background in introductory microeconomics and algebra. Explores the links between the economy and the ecosystem within a conceptual framework that views the economy as a subsystem of a finite and non-expanding ecosystem that imposes bio-physical limits on economic growth. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.