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Managing Macroeconomic Policies For Sustainable Growth

John Asafu-Adjaye and Renuka Mahadevan, The University of Queensland, Australia
The authors expertly reveal a model-based analysis of economic development and environmental issues with policy prescriptions for enhancing sustainable development.

Within the last four decades, there has been a rapid deterioration in the quality of our environmental and natural resources, raising grave concerns about the sustainability of unbridled economic growth. In light of these concerns, the authors analyse a range of economic and environmental issues, and propose policy recommendations that would enhance sustainable economic growth. The book covers a variety of issues related to economic development, trade, energy and climate change, and focuses on countries in the Asia-Pacific region including Australia, Thailand, Papua New Guinea and Fiji.
Extent: 208 pp
Hardback Price: £73.00 Online: £65.70
Publication Date: 2012
ISBN: 978 0 85793 130 6
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The authors expertly reveal a model-based analysis of economic development and environmental issues with policy prescriptions for enhancing sustainable development.

Within the last four decades, there has been a rapid deterioration in the quality of our environmental and natural resources, raising grave concerns about the sustainability of unbridled economic growth. In light of these concerns, the authors analyse a range of economic and environmental issues, and propose policy recommendations that would enhance sustainable economic growth. The book covers a variety of issues related to economic development, trade, energy and climate change, and focuses on countries in the Asia-Pacific region including Australia, Thailand, Papua New Guinea and Fiji.

Managing Macroeconomic Policies For Sustainable Growth uniquely discusses aspects of the CGE modelling approach that will prove informative for academic researchers and postgraduate students in the areas of economic development and environmental policy. This original book will also appeal to policy analysts and policymakers in public and private institutions.
‘These experienced economists use CGE modelling to analyse the consequences of significant contemporary economic and environmental policies in several Asia-Pacific countries and in Africa. This has not been done previously for several of the economies concerned. This path-breaking, economy-wide study assesses policies relating to agricultural development, trade and industrial development, energy, greenhouse gases and climate change. This readable book should appeal to a wide audience, including students, policymakers and researchers.’
– Clem Tisdell, University of Queensland, Australia
Contents: 1. Introduction 2. Computable General Equilibrium Models 3. The Boom (or Gloom) of Papua New Guinea 4. Macroeconomic Reforms in Fiji 5. Trade Policy in the Pacific: Which is the Best Way Forward? 6. An Analysis of Renewable Energy Policy in Thailand 7. An Analysis of Australian Greenhouse Gas Policy 8. Impacts of Climate Change on Agricultural Productivity: A Comparison of Africa and the Rest of the World Index