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Nature and Wealth: Overcoming Environmental Scarcity and Inequality

Edward Barbier Springer, Sep 22, 2015 - Business & Economics - 270 pages 0 Reviews Drawing on historical and contemporary evidence, this book argues that growing environmental degradation and wealth inequality are linked to how nature is exploited to create economic wealth. Ending the under-pricing of natural capital and insufficient human capital accumulation is essential to overcoming structural imbalance in modern economies. Preview this book »

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Table of Contents
Index

Contents

List of Figures The Origins of Economic Wealth Natural Capital and Economic Development Wealth Structure and Functioning of Modern Economies The Age of Ecological Scarcity Structural Imbalance The Underpricing of Nature Wealth Inequality Redressing the Structural Imbalance Making the Transition Conclusion Index

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adjusted net national agricultural land Barbier benefits billion Cambridge carbon Chapter China climate change coastal commodities costs Daron Acemoglu depletion developing countries ecological capital ecological scarcity economic development economic wealth economy­wide ecosystem services emissions Environment environmental degradation example expansion exploitation exports Figure financial assets forest fossil fuels global green innovation greenhouse gas gross domestic product gross national income high­income human capital accumulation impacts important increasing Industrial Revolution inputs insufficient human capital low and middle­income mangroves markets minerals modern economies national income natural capital depreciation natural resources net national income non­renewable Piketty policies pollution population poverty primary products raw material relative reproducible capital resource dependency rise rural sector shrimp farming skill­biased technological change skilled labor skilled workers skill­intensive sovereign wealth funds structural imbalance subsidies trade triangular trade underpricing of natural United University Press urban wages wealth inequality well­being World Bank world economy worldwide

About the author (2015)

Edward B. Barbier is the John S Bugas Professor of Economics, Department of Economics and Finance, University of Wyoming, US. He is considered a leading economic thinker on the role of natural resources in economic development, and policies for promoting green and sustainable growth. He has published widely on these topics, with over 200 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters, 21 previous books, and many contributions to popular journals and social media.

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Title Nature and Wealth: Overcoming Environmental Scarcity and Inequality Author Edward Barbier Edition illustrated Publisher Springer, 2015 ISBN 113740339X, 9781137403391 Length 270 pages Subjects Business & Economics  › Economics  › General

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