Environmental and Resource Economics

, Volume 63, Issue 2, pp 219–224 | Cite as

Environmental Economics, Climate Change Policy and Beyond: A Tribute to Anil Markandya

  • Ibon Galarraga
  • Mikel Gonzalez-Eguino
  • Dirk T. G. Rübbelke


Environmental and natural resource economics is concerned with questions about how environmental and natural resources are and should be developed and managed. Among the main challenges in this research area is the excessive use of the earth’s atmosphere as a sink of greenhouse gas emissions. Anil Markandya is one of the internationally outstanding researchers not only addressing theoretical aspects of environmental problems, but also developing appropriate policy approaches. This paper depicts the milestones of his contributions to environmental economics and gives some special attention to his more recent works.


Sustainable development Environmental and resource economics Climate change Energy policy 



We would like to thank Ian Bateman, the editor of this journal, very much for supporting our idea of preparing this special issue and for all the help he has provided to us in this context.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ibon Galarraga
    • 1
    • 2
  • Mikel Gonzalez-Eguino
    • 1
  • Dirk T. G. Rübbelke
    • 3
  1. 1.Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3)BilbaoSpain
  2. 2.University of the Basque Country (UPV-EHU)BilbaoSpain
  3. 3.Technische Universität Bergakademie FreibergFreibergGermany

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