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Valuing the Future: Economic Theory and Sustainability
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Valuing the Future: Economic Theory and Sustainability Paperback - 2000

by Geoffrey Heal


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With issues like global warming and the loss of biodiversity becoming increasingly important to policymakers and scientists worldwide, the issue of sustainability cannot be ignored as we move toward the twenty-first century. Not surprisingly, the sustainable management of the biosphere has in recent years been the subject of much attention among ecologists, environmental engineers, and other members of the scientific community. Yet although these issues are clearly rooted in economic behavior and organization, the question of sustainability is not one that has been addressed directly by economists. Now, with Valuing the Future, economist Geoffrey Heal presents a coherent framework for understanding the earth's future from an economic perspective. Heal's model begins with a reconciliation of the economist's and environmentalist's time horizon: in economics, discussions of "the long run" generally refer to a much shorter timeline than do those of the earth sciences. The book shows the benefits of viewing the environment as an economic asset that should be understood as a part of a nation's income and explains how this approach can lead to more conservative patterns of resource use. Stepping beyond merely theoretical generalities, Valuing the Future offers a dynamic new blueprint for comprehending sustainability. Chapters provide complete mathematical templates for the valuation of a depletable stock and of renewable resources, the proper calculation of national income, and the conduct of cost-benefit analysis. It will be of great value to economic theorists, environmental economists and policymakers, providing a powerful new model for scientists concerned with environmental sustainability.

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Can existing patterns of human activity safely and sensibly continue unaltered over the long term, or will such continuation lead to unacceptable consequences?

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  • Title Valuing the Future: Economic Theory and Sustainability
  • Author Geoffrey Heal
  • Binding Paperback
  • Edition New Ed
  • Pages 224
  • Volumes 1
  • Language ENG
  • Publisher Columbia University Press
  • Date 2000-10-18
  • Illustrated Yes
  • Features Illustrated, Index, Table of Contents
  • ISBN 9780231113076 / 0231113072
  • Weight 0.71 lbs (0.32 kg)
  • Dimensions 8.77 x 5.72 x 0.51 in (22.28 x 14.53 x 1.30 cm)
  • Library of Congress Catalog Number 98023479
  • Dewey Decimal Code 333.72

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Geoffrey Heal is Garrett Professor of Public Policy and Business Responsibility and professor of economics and finance of the Graduate School of Business at Columbia University. A past president of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, he is the author of many scientific articles and thirteen books, including Economic Theory and Exhaustible Resources and Nature and the Marketplace.
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