© 2010

Is Economic Growth Sustainable?

  • Geoffrey Heal

Part of the International Economic Association Series book series (IEA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Geoffrey Heal
    Pages 1-9
  3. Michael J. Roberts, Wolfram Schlenker
    Pages 47-75
  4. Kirk Hamilton
    Pages 76-91
  5. Kenneth J. Arrow, Partha Dasgupta, Lawrence H. Goulder, Kevin Mumford, Kirsten Oleson
    Pages 92-144
  6. Brian R. Copeland
    Pages 206-247
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 263-280

About this book


How can we determine if current growth patterns are sustainable, and what changes to we need to make to make them more so? This volume addresses these issues in a rigorous yet accessible fashion, presenting the current research of some of the world's leading scholars.


agriculture air pollution China climate change economic growth environment growth public goods sustainability welfare

Editors and affiliations

  • Geoffrey Heal
    • 1
  1. 1.Columbia Business SchoolUSA

About the editors

GEOFFREY HEAL combines a lifelong interest in nature with a fascination with how societies work. He is the Paul Garrett Professor of Public Policy and Corporate Responsibility at Columbia Business School. His research ranges from technical aspects of securities markets to understanding the economic consequences of species extinction, with an emphasis on understanding how societies interact with their natural resource bases. A Past President of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, Heal is the author of many scientific articles and books, including Valuing the Future: Economic Theory and Sustainability, Nature and the Market Place, and When Principles Pay: Corporate Social Responsibility and the Bottom Line.

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