9780415679480

Economic Growth and Sustainable Development

by ;
  • ISBN13:

    9780415679480

  • ISBN10:

    0415679486

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 5/3/2013
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Free Shipping On Orders Over $59!
    Your order must be $59 or more to qualify for free economy shipping. Bulk sales, PO's, Marketplace items, eBooks and apparel do not qualify for this offer.
  • Get Rewarded for Ordering Your Textbooks! Enroll Now

Supplemental Materials

What is included with this book?

  • The New copy of this book will include any supplemental materials advertised. Please check the title of the book to determine if it should include any access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.
  • The Used, Rental and eBook copies of this book are not guaranteed to include any supplemental materials. Typically, only the book itself is included. This is true even if the title states it includes any access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.

Summary

What causes economic growth? Why do some countries grow faster than others? In contrast, why do some countries experience periods of negative economic growth and declining per capita incomes? Does this indicate that there should be limits to economic growth and population growth due to resource constraints and environmental thresholds? Economic growth, reflected in increases in national output per capita, makes possible an improved material standard of living; but sustainable development goes further in catering for the needs of future generations as well as the current one. Its focus is on the utilization of natural resources, the state of the environment, and intergenerational equity. This interdisciplinary textbook uses a blend of formal models, empirical evidence, history and statistics to provide a coherent and comprehensive treatment of economic growth and sustainable development.

Rewards Program

Write a Review