The Economics of Globally Shared and Public Goods

The Economics of Globally Shared and Public Goods
Author: S. Niggol Seo
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 334
Release: 2020-07-02
ISBN 10: 0128198761
ISBN 13: 9780128198766
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Economics of Globally Shared and Public Goods responds to an urgent need to consolidate and refine the economic theories and explanations pertinent to globally shared resources. Making a clear distinction between theories and empirical models, it elucidates the problem of global public goods while incorporating insights from behavioral economics. Its comprehensive and technical review of existing theoretical models and their empirical results illuminate those models in practical applications. Relevant for economists and others working on challenges of globally shared goods such as climate change and global catastrophes, The Economics of Globally Shared and Public Goods provides a path toward greater co-operation and shared successes. Offers an encompassing description of the economics of global public goods Provides an ensemble of empirical analyses of behavioral complexities Defines a set of optimality conditions for a solution applicable to many problems

Micro Behavioral Economics of Global Warming

Micro Behavioral Economics of Global Warming
Author: S. Niggol Seo
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 102
Release: 2015-03-30
ISBN 10: 3319159461
ISBN 13: 9783319159461
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Micro Behavioral Economics of Global Warming Book Review:

This book presents a foundation for studying the micro-behavioral economics of global warming. The author develops an empirical model, named the Geographically-scaled Micro econometric model of Adapting Portfolios (G-MAP) in response to climatic changes and risks. The G-MAP model is applied to observed decisions of agricultural and natural resource enterprises in Sub-Saharan Africa and South America. The author describes the five applications of the model: the G-MAP animal species, the G-MAP agricultural systems, the G-MAP natural resource enterprises, the G-MAP climate risk, and the G-MAP public adaptations. The micro-behavioral economics of global warming and the G-MAP models are evaluated against the three alternative modeling traditions: The first is the Agro-Economic Models (AEM) based on crop simulations of selected crops under elevated CO2 conditions; The second is a family of econometric studies of grain yield changes caused by yearly weather fluctuations; The third is the Agro-Ecological Zone (AEZ) method hinged crucially on the AEZ classifications of ecosystems. The author offers a refreshing look at the traditional economics of global warming, unraveling a broad array of adaptation strategies adopted by managers of agricultural and natural resource enterprises in Sub-Saharan Africa and South America. The book demonstrates that the micro-behavioral economics dynamically integrates multiple disciplines in a cohesive way - including economics, psychology, climate science, ecosystem studies, agronomy and animal science - into the decision-making framework of an individual agent. The G-MAP models provide a guide map of adaptation strategies for the humanity’s enduring journey of battling global climatic changes in this century and beyond.

Why Cooperate

Why Cooperate
Author: Scott Barrett
Publsiher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2007-07-26
ISBN 10: 0199211892
ISBN 13: 9780199211890
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Climate change, nuclear proliferation, and the threat of a global pandemic have the potential to impact each of our lives. Preventing these threats poses a serious global challenge, but ignoring them could have disastrous consequences. How do we engineer institutions to change incentives so that these global public goods are provided?Scott Barrett provides a thought provoking and accessible introduction to the issues surrounding the provision of global public goods. Using a variety of examples to illustrate past successes and failures, he shows how international cooperation, institutional design, and the clever use of incentives can work together to ensure the effective delivery of global public goods.

The Wealth of the Commons

The Wealth of the Commons
Author: David Bollier,Silke Helfrich
Publsiher: Levellers Press
Total Pages: 462
Release: 2014-05-23
ISBN 10: 1937146146
ISBN 13: 9781937146146
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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We are poised between an old world that no longer works and a new one struggling to be born. Surrounded by centralized hierarchies on the one hand and predatory markets on the other, people around the world are searching for alternatives. The Wealth of the Commons explains how millions of commoners have organized to defend their forests and fisheries, reinvent local food systems, organize productive online communities, reclaim public spaces, improve environmental stewardship and re-imagine the very meaning of "progress" and governance. In short, how they've built their commons. In 73 timely essays by a remarkable international roster of activists, academics and project leaders, this book chronicles ongoing struggles against the private com­moditization of shared resources - often known as market enclosures - while docu­menting the immense generative power of the commons. The Wealth of the Commons is about history, political change, public policy and cultural transformation on a global scale - but most of all, it's about individual commoners taking charge of their lives and their endangered resources. "This fine collection makes clear that the idea of the Commons is fully international, and increasingly fully worked-out. If you find yourself wondering what Occupy wants, or if some other world is possible, this pragmatic, down-to-earth, and unsentimental book will provide many of the answers." - Bill McKibben, author of Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and The Durable Future

Asian Yearbook of International Law

Asian Yearbook of International Law
Author: B.S. Chimni,Miyoshi Masahiro,Li-ann Thio
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2009-06-02
ISBN 10: 1134030215
ISBN 13: 9781134030217
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Asian Yearbook of International Law Book Review:

Launched in 1991, the Asian Yearbook of International Law is a major refereed publication dedicated to international law issues as seen primarily from an Asian perspective, under the auspices of the Foundation for the Development of International Law in Asia (DILA). It is the first publication of its kind edited by a team of leading international law scholars from across Asia. The Yearbook provides a forum for the publication of articles in the field of international law, and other Asian international law topics, written by experts from the region and elsewhere. Its aim is twofold: to promote international law in Asia, and to provide an intellectual platform for the discussion and dissemination of Asian views and practices on contemporary international legal issues. Each volume of the Yearbook normally contains articles and shorter notes; a section on State practice; an overview of Asian states participation in multilateral treaties; succinct analysis of recent international legal developments in Asia; an agora section devoted to critical perspectives on international law issues; surveys of the activities of international organizations òf special relevance to Asia; and book review, bibliography and documents sections. It will be of interest to students and academics interested in international law and Asian studies.

Providing Global Public Goods

Providing Global Public Goods
Author: Inge Kaul
Publsiher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Total Pages: 646
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 0195157419
ISBN 13: 9780195157413
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Publ. for the United Nations Development Programme, UNDP

Global Public Goods

Global Public Goods
Author: Inge Kaul
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 776
Release: 2016-08-26
ISBN 10: 9781783472994
ISBN 13: 1783472995
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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'"Global public goods" has become one of the most influential concepts in current international relations research. This reader brings together 29 of the most authoritative papers on global public goods of the last years, from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, along with a comprehensive and insightful review article by Kaul, Blondin and Nahtigal. The book is an essential collection for both theorists and practitioners of global governance, covering areas as diverse as financial institutions, security, knowledge, health, areas beyond national jurisdiction, and global environmental change.'- Frank Biermann, Utrecht University, the Netherlands

Reflexive Governance for Global Public Goods

Reflexive Governance for Global Public Goods
Author: Eric Brousseau,Tom Dedeurwaerdere
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 366
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 0262017245
ISBN 13: 9780262017244
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Global public goods (GPGs)--the economic term for a broad range of goods and servicesthat benefit everyone, including stable climate, public health, and economic security--pose notablegovernance challenges. At the national level, public goods are often provided by government, but atthe global level there is no established state-like entity to take charge of their provision. Thecomplex nature of many GPGs poses additional problems of coordination, knowledge generation and theformation of citizen preferences. This book considers traditional public economy theory of publicgoods provision as oversimplified, because it is state centered and fiscally focused. It develops amultidisciplinary look at the challenges of understanding and designing appropriate governanceregimes for different types of goods in such areas as the environment, food security, anddevelopment assistance. The chapter authors, all leading scholars in the field, explore themisalignment between existing GPG policies and actors' incentives and understandings. They analyzethe complex impact of incentives, the involvement of stakeholders in collective decision making, andthe specific coordination needed for the generation of knowledge. The book shows that governance ofGPGs must be democratic, reflexive--emphasizing collective learning processes--and knowledge basedin order to be effective. The hardcover edition does not include a dustjacket.

Contributions of Agricultural Economics to Critical Policy Issues

Contributions of Agricultural Economics to Critical Policy Issues
Author: Keijiro Otsuka,Kaliappa Kalirajan
Publsiher: Wiley-Blackwell
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2008
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: IND:30000124801121
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contributions of Agricultural Economics to Critical Policy Issues Book Review:

This book is a collection of plenary sessions papers and selected invited panel papers presented in the 26th International Conference of Agricultural Economists held at Gold Coast, Australia, from 12th to 18th August 2006. Beginning with the presidential address by Prabhu Pingali and the Elmhirst lecture by Hans Binswanger dealing with global issues of agricultural growth, economic development, and empowerment of the rural poor, leading agricultural economists address such emerging and critical issues as the economics of natural disasters, international trade and marketing, food safety and health, and transformation of unfavorable poor areas, among other issues.

The Economics of Global Allocations of the Green Climate Fund

The Economics of Global Allocations of the Green Climate Fund
Author: S. Niggol Seo
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 266
Release: 2019-06-04
ISBN 10: 3030182746
ISBN 13: 9783030182748
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This book provides an incisive and economic assessment of the global warming adaptation policy and programs carved out by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the Green Climate Fund (GCF), by relying on the four scientific traditions that have been advanced on the economics of adaptation to climate change in agricultural and natural resource enterprises. Substantially expanding and refocusing on the book Micro-behavioral Economics of Global Warming: Modeling Adaptation Strategies in Agricultural and Natural Resource Enterprises published by Springer in 2015, this book elucidates the theories and summarizes the empirical results and predictions from the four traditions of adaptation modelling: a microbehavioral economic model of adaptation, an agronomic-economic modelling, a statistical model of yield/productivity changes, and an ecosystem model of climate change impacts. The four modeling traditions are freshly analyzed and applied to the assessments of the 93+ GCF-funded projects and programs through the end of 2018.

The Behavioral Economics of Climate Change

The Behavioral Economics of Climate Change
Author: S. Niggol Seo
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 278
Release: 2017-07-03
ISBN 10: 012811875X
ISBN 13: 9780128118757
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Behavioral Economics of Climate Change: Adaptation, Global Public Goods, Breakthrough Technologies, and Policy-Making shows readers how to understand mitigation strategies emerging from global warming policy discussions and the ways that changing climate conditions can alter these strategies. Through quantitative analyses, case studies and policy examples, this bottom-up approach to climate change economics gives readers the tools to create effective responses to global warming. This self-contained book on the topic covers key scientific and economic subjects in an applied, innovative and immediately relevant fashion. Unravels individual behaviors and national policies about global warming by evaluating their evolving motives and incentives Provides an economic analysis of the ways individuals makes decisions when faced with climate change Details a full range of alternative economic and policy responses, placing them in an integrated conceptual and policy framework

Regional Public Goods

Regional Public Goods
Author: Antoni Estevadeordal,Brian Frantz,Tam Robert Nguyen
Publsiher: IDB
Total Pages: 444
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9781931003858
ISBN 13: 1931003858
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Oxford Handbook of Climate Change and Society

The Oxford Handbook of Climate Change and Society
Author: John S. Dryzek,Richard B. Norgaard,David Schlosberg
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 742
Release: 2011-08-18
ISBN 10: 0191618578
ISBN 13: 9780191618574
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Climate Change and Society Book Review:

Climate change presents perhaps the most profound challenge ever confronted by human society. This volume is a definitive analysis drawing on the best thinking on questions of how climate change affects human systems, and how societies can, do, and should respond. Key topics covered include the history of the issues, social and political reception of climate science, the denial of that science by individuals and organized interests, the nature of the social disruptions caused by climate change, the economics of those disruptions and possible responses to them, questions of human security and social justice, obligations to future generations, policy instruments for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and governance at local, regional, national, international, and global levels.

Public Goods for Economic Development

Public Goods for Economic Development
Author: United Nations Industrial Development Organization
Publsiher: United Nations Publications
Total Pages: 183
Release: 2008
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: COLUMBIA:CU90392752
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Public Goods for Economic Development Book Review:

This publication addresses factors that promote or inhibit successful provision of the four key international public goods: financial stability, international trade regime, international diffusion of technological knowledge and global environment. Without these goods, developing countries are unable to compete, prosper or attract capital from abroad. The need for public goods provision is also recognized by the Millennium Development Goals, internationally agreed goals and targets for knowledge, health, governance and environmental public goods. The Report addresses the nature of required policies and institutions using the modern principles of collective action.

Financing Development

Financing Development
Author: Nancy Birdsall,Liliana Rojas-Suárez
Publsiher: Peterson Inst for International Economics
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2004
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCSC:32106017745305
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Financing Development Book Review:

This book advocates adding more open and radical regionalism to strategies for the financing of economic and social development in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Editors Nancy Birdsall and Liliana Rojas-Suarez argue that agreements among countries within regions, rather than detracting from an open multilateral system, can promote greater integration into the global trading and financial system by helping to build the domestic institutions that developing countries need to cope with the challenges of the global economy. The essays in this volume point to the unrealized potential of regionalism in promoting not only reduction of trade barriers, but shared investment in infrastructure and enhanced policy cooperation in development of financial markets. The book also offers fresh insights on how regional development banks can catalyze collective action.

International Public Goods

International Public Goods
Author: Marco Ferroni,Ashoka Mody
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2011-06-28
ISBN 10: 1461509793
ISBN 13: 9781461509790
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

International Public Goods Book Review:

Security concerns, the AIDS epidemic, environmental degradation, and financial contagion are salient features of today's landscape of threats to global stability. A characteristic of these challenges is that they cannot be solved by individual nations acting alone. Enlightened cooperation is needed. This book focuses on actions in the international arena to complement domestic efforts in addressing a set of policy challenges that has become more prominent in the age of globalization. It focuses on the strategic and practical challenges of fostering solutions that have the character of international public goods, paying particular attention to the financing of these goods.

Global Warming and the American Economy

Global Warming and the American Economy
Author: Robert Mendelsohn
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Pub
Total Pages: 209
Release: 2001
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCSC:32106016294891
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Warming and the American Economy Book Review:

The impact of climate change on the United States is explored in this collection. The hypothesis of the study is that warming would be beneficial to the economies of the colder regions but harmful to the economies of the warmer more southern regions.

Less is More

Less is More
Author: Jason Hickel
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2020-08-13
ISBN 10: 1473581737
ISBN 13: 9781473581739
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Less is More Book Review:

'A powerfully disruptive book for disrupted times ... If you're looking for transformative ideas, this book is for you.' KATE RAWORTH, economist and author of Doughnut Economics A Financial Times Book of the Year ______________________________________ Our planet is in trouble. But how can we reverse the current crisis and create a sustainable future? The answer is: DEGROWTH. Less is More is the wake-up call we need. By shining a light on ecological breakdown and the system that's causing it, Hickel shows how we can bring our economy back into balance with the living world and build a thriving society for all. This is our chance to change course, but we must act now. ______________________________________ 'A masterpiece... Less is More covers centuries and continents, spans academic disciplines, and connects contemporary and ancient events in a way which cannot be put down until it's finished.' DANNY DORLING, Professor of Geography, University of Oxford 'Jason is able to personalise the global and swarm the mind in the way that insects used to in abundance but soon shan't unless we are able to heed his beautifully rendered warning.' RUSSELL BRAND 'Jason Hickel shows that recovering the commons and decolonizing nature, cultures, and humanity are necessary conditions for hope of a common future in our common home.' VANDANA SHIVA, author of Making Peace With the Earth 'This is a book we have all been waiting for. Jason Hickel dispels ecomodernist fantasies of "green growth". Only degrowth can avoid climate breakdown. The facts are indisputable and they are in this book.' GIORGIS KALLIS, author of Degrowth 'Capitalism has robbed us of our ability to even imagine something different; Less is More gives us the ability to not only dream of another world, but also the tools by which we can make that vision real.' ASAD REHMAN, director of War on Want 'One of the most important books I have read ... does something extremely rare: it outlines a clear path to a sustainable future for all.' RAOUL MARTINEZ, author of Creating Freedom 'Jason Hickel takes us on a profound journey through the last 500 years of capitalism and into the current crisis of ecological collapse. Less is More is required reading for anyone interested in what it means to live in the Anthropocene, and what we can do about it.' ALNOOR LADHA, co-founder of The Rules 'Excellent analysis...This book explores not only the systemic flaws but the deeply cultural beliefs that need to be uprooted and replaced.' ADELE WALTON

Encyclopedia of Energy Natural Resource and Environmental Economics

Encyclopedia of Energy  Natural Resource  and Environmental Economics
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Newnes
Total Pages: 1056
Release: 2013-07-15
ISBN 10: 0080964524
ISBN 13: 9780080964522
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Energy Natural Resource and Environmental Economics Book Review:

Every decision about energy involves its price and cost. The price of gasoline and the cost of buying from foreign producers; the price of nuclear and hydroelectricity and the costs to our ecosystems; the price of electricity from coal-fired plants and the cost to the atmosphere. Giving life to inventions, lifestyle changes, geopolitical shifts, and things in-between, energy economics is of high interest to Academia, Corporations and Governments. For economists, energy economics is one of three subdisciplines which, taken together, compose an economic approach to the exploitation and preservation of natural resources: energy economics, which focuses on energy-related subjects such as renewable energy, hydropower, nuclear power, and the political economy of energy resource economics, which covers subjects in land and water use, such as mining, fisheries, agriculture, and forests environmental economics, which takes a broader view of natural resources through economic concepts such as risk, valuation, regulation, and distribution Although the three are closely related, they are not often presented as an integrated whole. This Encyclopedia has done just that by unifying these fields into a high-quality and unique overview. The only reference work that codifies the relationships among the three subdisciplines: energy economics, resource economics and environmental economics. Understanding these relationships just became simpler! Nobel Prize Winning Editor-in-Chief (joint recipient 2007 Peace Prize), Jason Shogren, has demonstrated excellent team work again, by coordinating and steering his Editorial Board to produce a cohesive work that guides the user seamlessly through the diverse topics This work contains in equal parts information from and about business, academic, and government perspectives and is intended to serve as a tool for unifying and systematizing research and analysis in business, universities, and government

The President s House Is Empty

The President s House Is Empty
Author: Michael Hardt,Bonnie Honig,Elaine Kamarck,Tracey Meares,K. Sabeel Rahman,Marshall Steinbaum
Publsiher: Boston Review
Total Pages: 122
Release: 2017-10-20
ISBN 10: 194651103X
ISBN 13: 9781946511034
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The President s House Is Empty Book Review:

The President's House is Empty: Losing and Gaining Public Goods explores the question of what we—the public—owe each other as free and equal members of a democratic society. With essays by writers and thinkers like Bonnie Honig, this collection attempts to make sense of the current administration's disdain for public things like the White House, public education, and clean water.