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International Economics of Resource Efficiency

Eco-Innovation Policies for a Green Economy

  • Raimund Bleischwitz
  • Paul J.J. Welfens
  • ZhongXiang Zhang
  • Comprehensive and well-structured scope helps the reader to get the full picture

  • Special chapters on barriers and drivers prepares readers for the future

  • Includes policy-insights from OECD and other insiders


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxx
  2. Sustainability Economics

  3. International Analysis

  4. Rebound Effects in Economies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 233-233
    2. Ronald Schettkat
      Pages 253-278
    3. Wolfgang Irrek
      Pages 279-285
  5. Modelling the Use of Resources in Economies: Different Approaches

About this book


Human societies face a threatening future of resource scarcity and environmental damages. This book addresses the challenge of turning these risks into opportunities and policies. It is a collection of high level contributions from experts of sustainable growth and sustainable resource management. Focussing on economics, sustainability, technology and policy, the book highlights system innovation, leapfrogging strategies of emerging economies, possible rebound effects and international market development. It puts natural resources centre stage and will make an important contribution to achieving the goal of a 21st century Green Economy.


Resource Productivity Sustainable Growth Sustainable Industrial Policy

Editors and affiliations

  • Raimund Bleischwitz
    • 1
  • Paul J.J. Welfens
    • 2
  • ZhongXiang Zhang
    • 3
  1. 1., Research Group 3Wuppertal InstitutWuppertalGermany
  2. 2.Europäisches Institut für Internationale, Wirtschaftsbeziehungen (EIIW) e.V.Bergische Universität WuppertalWuppertalGermany
  3. 3.East-West CenterHonoluluUSA

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