Regional Growth and Sustainable Development in Asia

  • Amitrajeet A. Batabyal
  • Peter Nijkamp

Part of the New Frontiers in Regional Science: Asian Perspectives book series (NFRSASIPER, volume 7)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Amitrajeet A. Batabyal, Peter Nijkamp
      Pages 3-19
  3. Poverty

  4. Energy and Climate Change

  5. Money and Macroeconomics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-149
    2. Biplob Chowdhury, Mardi Dungey, Nagaratnam Jeyasreedharan, Mohammad Abu Sayeed
      Pages 151-180
  6. Ageing, Education, Production, and the Internet

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 199-199
    2. Farzana Afridi, Bidisha Barooah
      Pages 221-236
    3. Jitendra Parajuli, Kingsley E. Haynes
      Pages 263-281
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 283-290

About this book


This book addresses two general questions that have arisen as a result of the uneven rise of the various Asian economies in contemporary times. First, to lift people out of poverty and to improve the quality of their lives, how do we institute policies that will ensure economic growth in the different regions of Asia? Second, what can we do to ensure that the economic growth we seek is sustainable so that the regional economic development that emerges is broad-based, inclusive, and environmentally conscious? Specifically, this edited book will provide a unified perspective on regional growth and sustainable development in Asia by focusing on the above two broad questions. The book will emphasize dynamic modeling and it will illustrate the role that sound theoretical and empirical modeling of an intertemporal nature can play in shedding light on salient public policy questions concerning regional growth and sustainable development. The specific topics to be addressed in this book include growth accounting, natural resource use and management, the regulation of environmental externalities, geographic information systems, and regional climate change. The individual chapters in this book will be written by international experts who are also active researchers in their respective fields. Therefore, this book is highly recommended to all readers who seek an in-depth and up-to-date perspective on some of the most salient issues at the interface of regional growth and sustainable development in Asia.


Dynamic Modeling Environmental Regulation Natural Resource Regional Growth Sustainable Development

Editors and affiliations

  • Amitrajeet A. Batabyal
    • 1
  • Peter Nijkamp
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of EconomicsRochester Institute of TechnologyRochesterUSA
  2. 2.Department of Spatial EconomicsTinbergen InstituteAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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