Frontiers in Ecological Economic Theory and Application

Advances in Ecological Economics series

Edited by Jon D. Erickson, Blittersdorf Professor of Sustainability Science and Policy, Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources, Gund Institute for Environment, University of Vermont, US and John M. Gowdy, Rittenhouse Professor of Humanities and Social Science, Department of Economics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, US

Research on the cutting-edge of economics, ecology, and ethics is presented in this timely study. Building from a theoretical critique of the tradition of cost–benefit analysis, the contributors lay the foundation for a macroeconomics of environmental sustainability and distributive justice. Attention is then turned to three of the most critical areas of social and environmental applied research – biodiversity, climate change, and energy.

‘. . . because of the high quality of many of the chapters and the selection of topics, the book is a valuable contribution to the literature on ecological economics. . . the book adds much that is helpful to the burgeoning literature on ecological economics.’
– Peter Victor, Ecological Economics

‘This book presents the best evidence yet that ecological economists in the United States are becoming a strong and unified voice on biodiversity loss, climate change, and energy options. The arguments presented here are rich, sound, convincing, timely, and are not about to lose their saliency any time soon.’
– Richard B. Norgaard, University of California, Berkeley, US

‘Erickson and Gowdy have put together a wonderful collection of contributions from a wide range of scholars that will greatly advance ecological economics.’
– Herman E. Daly, University of Maryland, College Park, US

2007 384 pp Hardback 978 1 84376 888 3 £118.00 £106.20 $175.00 $157.50

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