The Environment in Economics and Development

Pluralist Extensions of Core Economic Models

  • Vikram Dayal

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Economics book series (BRIEFSECONOMICS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 83-84

About this book


This brief views the environment through diverse lenses – those of standard economics, institutional economics, political science, environmental science and ecology. Chapter 2 discusses diverse theoretical and statistical models – constrained optimization models, game theory, differential equations, and statistical models for causal inference – in a simple manner. Developing countries have certain distinct environmental problems – traditional pollution and traditional dependence on the commons. While chapters 3 and 4 discuss these specific problems, statistical graphs of the World Development Indicators explore the macro-context of developing countries in chapter 1. Chapter 5 examines ecological systems, which are nonlinear and unpredictable, and subject to sudden regime shifts. Chapter 6 deals with the global challenges of climate change and biological invasions. The last chapter discusses sustainable development and institutions. The brief explains these topics simply; mathematics is largely confined to an appendix. The broad treatment and simple exposition will appeal to students new to the field of economics. The extension of core economic models in diverse directions will also be of interest to economists looking for a different treatment of the subject.


Complex Ecology and Regime Shifts Environment and Resource Economics Livelihoods and the Commons Pollution Sustainable Development

Authors and affiliations

  • Vikram Dayal
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  1. 1.Institute of Economic GrowthDelhiIndia

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, New Delhi
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-81-322-1670-4
  • Online ISBN 978-81-322-1671-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-5504
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5512
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