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Macroeconomics in Ecological Context


Part of the Studies in Ecological Economics book series (SEEC, volume 5)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Building Blocks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Karl Seeley
      Pages 3-15
    3. Karl Seeley
      Pages 17-38
    4. Karl Seeley
      Pages 39-67
  3. The Long-Run Model

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
    2. Karl Seeley
      Pages 93-102
    3. Karl Seeley
      Pages 103-126
    4. Karl Seeley
      Pages 127-144
  4. Business Cycles

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 145-146
    2. Karl Seeley
      Pages 147-157
    3. Karl Seeley
      Pages 159-180
    4. Karl Seeley
      Pages 181-200
    5. Karl Seeley
      Pages 201-216
    6. Karl Seeley
      Pages 217-237
    7. Karl Seeley
      Pages 239-244
    8. Karl Seeley
      Pages 245-260
    9. Karl Seeley
      Pages 261-272

About this book


Natural resources have been a recurring subject of public interest, from the environmental awakening in and the oil crises of the later 20th century, to wide swings in oil prices and increased concern about climate change in the first decades of the 21st century. Standard macroeconomics books treat resources in passing, in an ad hoc manner, if at all. This text integrates resources into the model from the ground up, allowing a more logically consistent understanding of the economic effects of changed resource availability. But the underlying structure remains mostly traditional: a full-employment perspective on the long run and a Keynesian approach to business-cycle fluctuations. This provides an easier adaptation for instructors and gives students the tools to understand economic analysis done in a more conventional framework. The business-cycle material starts with a “natural history” of money to help students see the connections between social and physical phenomena.


Macroeconomics teaching Natural resources Ecological economics Resources and economic growth Resources and business cycles Macro-environmental policy

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Hartwick CollegeOneontaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Macroeconomics in Ecological Context
  • Authors Karl Seeley
  • Series Title Studies in Ecological Economics
  • Series Abbreviated Title Studies in Ecological Economics
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance Economics and Finance (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-51755-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-84733-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-51757-5
  • Series ISSN 1389-6954
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XX, 374
  • Number of Illustrations 83 b/w illustrations, 5 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Macroeconomics/Monetary Economics//Financial Economics
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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