Sustainable Economic

Sustainable Economic Development
Sustainable Economic Development Sustainable
Resources, Environment, and Institutions Edited by Resources, Environment, and Institutions
Arsenio M. Balisacan, Ujjayant Chakravorty, Majah-­‐Leah V. Ravago Sustainable Economic Development: Resources, Environment, and Institutions presents 25 articles that lay the foundations of sustainable development in a way that facilitates effective policy d esign. The editors mix broad thematic papers with focused micro-­‐papers, balancing theories with policy designs. Edited by
Arsenio M. Balisacan
Ujjayant Chakravorty
Majah-Leah V. Ravago
Introduces the principles and practices of sustainable development by linking the economics of resources and environments with institutions, governance, and political economy. ISBN: 978-­‐0-­‐12-­‐800347-­‐3 PUB DATE: October 2014 LIST PRICE: $125.00 PROMOTION PRICE: $93.75 EDITORS: Arsenio M. Balisacan is a Professor of Economics at the University of the Philippines School of Economics (on secondment) and Secretary of Socioeconomic Planning in the Cabinet of President Benigno S. Aquino III, Republic of the Philippines. Ujjayant Chakravorty is Professor of Economics at Tufts University and Fellow at the Toulouse School of Economics and CESifo. Majah-­‐Leah V. Ravago is Assistant Professor and currently Director for Research at the University of Philippines School of Economics. The contributors are a n ice mix of established scholars and young, rising stars in the profession, p rimarily from the United States and Asia-­‐Pacific region: James Roumasset (U of Hawaii); Jeffrey Williamson (Harvard U); Brian Wright (U of California, Berkeley); Travis Lybbert, Michael Carter, and Julian Alston (U of California Davis); Marilou Uy (World Bank); Mark Rosegrant and Siwa Msangi (International Food Policy Research Institute); Kym Anderson (U of Adelaide); Peter Warr (Australian National U); Nori Tarui, Lee Endress, Sumner La Croix (U of Hawaii); Emmanuel de Dios and Ramon Clarete (U of the Philippines); M anabu Fujimura (Aoyama Gakuin U); Raghav Gaiha (U of Delhi); Ganesh Thapa (International Fund for Agricultural Development); Upali Wickramasinghe (UN ESCAP); Suthad Setboonsarng (former Trade Thai Representative); Sirilaksana Khoman (National Anti-­‐Corruption Commission, Thailand); Kimberly Burnett and Christopher Wada (U of Hawaii Economic Research Organization); Sittidaj Pongkijvorasin (Chulalongkorn U), among others. EDITORIAL REVIEWS: If we are to understand the impact of public policy on sustainable economic development and poverty reduction, we must likewise understand the structure of the economy and its institutions. The illustrious authors of this volume contribute to this m ission by providing an integrated vision of an economy's natural resources, institutions of governance, and especially its agricultural and rural development. -­‐-­‐ His Excellency Benigno S. Aquino III, President of Republic of the Philippines As nations around the world experience both the benefits and the problems that come with economic growth, many have come to see sustainable economic development as their key objective. This volume brings together social scientists and natural scientists from industrialized countries, emerging economies, and the developing world to examine the crucial interface between environment, resources, economic development, and political institutions. This book thereby provides an effective entry-­‐point to the literature for novices, as well as a state-­‐of-­‐the-­‐art survey for experts. -­‐-­‐ Robert N. Stavins, Harvard Kennedy School This book provides an excellent introduction to development and natural resource policy for advanced students, and it is an outstanding source for economists, natural resource specialists, policy analysts, and other practitioners working in the resource and development fields. -­‐ David Zilberman, UC Berkeley READERSHIP: Upper-­‐division undergraduates, graduate students, and p rofessionals worldwide working on risk, resource, and policy issues concerned with sustainable development. To order your copy, visit the Elsevier Store Apply discount code 2514 at checkout