The Extended Energy–Growth Nexus

The Extended Energy–Growth Nexus
Author: Jose Alberto Fuinhas,António Cardoso Marques
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 332
Release: 2019-06-08
ISBN 10: 0128154446
ISBN 13: 9780128154441
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Extended Energy–Growth Nexus Book Review:

The Extended Energy-Growth Nexus: Theory and Empirical Applications advances the established bivariate econometric relationship which inextricably links energy consumption to economic growth. The book extends this "nexus" to accommodate variables such as globalization, institutional variables, financial variables and the energy "mix." Rooted firmly in the modern literature, it covers empirical applications such as the evaluation of renewable energy incentives, the electricity generation mix, and sustainable development. Each application area incorporates modern econometric methodologies, including VAR, panel VAR, ARDL, panel ARDL, Asymmetric panel ARDL, and Panel Quantile Regression. Throughout chapters are accompanied by illustrative Stata and EViews code, demonstrating their uses in applied research. Primes researchers to understand advanced literature and current methodologies within the energy-growth nexus Provides a rich set of working tools for econometricians working on real-world energy and growth problems Accompanied by representative databases and illustrative Stata and EViews code, facilitating replication and use

The Economics and Econometrics of the Energy-Growth Nexus

The Economics and Econometrics of the Energy-Growth Nexus
Author: Angeliki Menegaki
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 402
Release: 2018-03-29
ISBN 10: 0128127473
ISBN 13: 9780128127476
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Economics and Econometrics of the Energy-Growth Nexus Book Review:

The Economics and Econometrics of the Energy-Growth Nexus recognizes that research in the energy-growth nexus field is heterogeneous and controversial. To make studies in the field as comparable as possible, chapters cover aggregate energy and disaggregate energy consumption and single country and multiple country analysis. As a foundational resource that helps researchers answer fundamental questions about their energy-growth projects, it combines theory and practice to classify and summarize the literature and explain the econometrics of the energy-growth nexus. The book provides order and guidance, enabling researchers to feel confident that they are adhering to widely accepted assumptions and procedures. Provides guidance about selecting and implementing econometric tools and interpreting empirical findings Equips researchers to get clearer pictures of the most robust relationships between variables Covers up-to-date empirical and econometric methods Combines theory and practice to classify and summarize the literature and explain the econometrics of the energy-growth nexus

The Economics and Econometrics of the Energy-Growth Nexus

The Economics and Econometrics of the Energy-Growth Nexus
Author: Angeliki Menegaki
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 402
Release: 2018-03-29
ISBN 10: 0128127473
ISBN 13: 9780128127476
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Economics and Econometrics of the Energy-Growth Nexus Book Review:

The Economics and Econometrics of the Energy-Growth Nexus recognizes that research in the energy-growth nexus field is heterogeneous and controversial. To make studies in the field as comparable as possible, chapters cover aggregate energy and disaggregate energy consumption and single country and multiple country analysis. As a foundational resource that helps researchers answer fundamental questions about their energy-growth projects, it combines theory and practice to classify and summarize the literature and explain the econometrics of the energy-growth nexus. The book provides order and guidance, enabling researchers to feel confident that they are adhering to widely accepted assumptions and procedures. Provides guidance about selecting and implementing econometric tools and interpreting empirical findings Equips researchers to get clearer pictures of the most robust relationships between variables Covers up-to-date empirical and econometric methods Combines theory and practice to classify and summarize the literature and explain the econometrics of the energy-growth nexus

Energy Consumption and Economic Growth

Energy Consumption and Economic Growth
Author: Ansgar Belke,Christian Dreger,Frauke de Haan
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 22
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 9783867882149
ISBN 13: 3867882142
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A Guide to Econometric Methods for the Energy-Growth Nexus

A Guide to Econometric Methods for the Energy-Growth Nexus
Author: Angeliki Menegaki
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2020-11-10
ISBN 10: 012819040X
ISBN 13: 9780128190401
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Guide to Econometric Methods for the Energy-Growth Nexus Book Review:

A Guide to Econometric Methods for the Energy-Growth Nexus presents, explains and compares all the available econometrics methods pertinent to the energy-growth nexus. Chapters cover methods and applications, starting with older econometric methods and moving toward new ones. Each chapter presents the method and facts about its applications, providing step-by-step explanations about the ways the method meets the demands of the field. In addition, applied case studies and practical research steps are included to enhance the learning process. By touching on all relevant econometric methods for the energy-growth nexus, this book gives energy-growth researchers and students all they need to tackle the subject matter. Presents econometric methods for short- and long-term forecasting Provides methods and step-by-step explanations on the ways the method meets the demands of the field Contains applied case studies and practical research steps

Resource Accounting for Sustainability Assessment

Resource Accounting for Sustainability Assessment
Author: Mario Giampietro,Richard J. Aspinall,Jesus Ramos-Martin,Sandra G. F. Bukkens
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2014-05-30
ISBN 10: 1317962087
ISBN 13: 9781317962083
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Resource Accounting for Sustainability Assessment Book Review:

The demands placed on land, water, energy and other natural resources are exacerbated as the world population continues to increase together with the expectations of economic growth. This, combined with concerns over environmental change, presents a set of scientific, policy and management issues that are critical for sustainability. Resource Accounting for Sustainability Assessment: The nexus between energy, food, water and land use offers an approach for multi-scale, integrated assessment of this nexus. It presents a comprehensive and original method of resource accounting for integrated sustainability assessments. The approach is illustrated with three detailed case studies: the islands of Mauritius, the Indian state of Punjab, and the energy economy of South Africa. The relationships between flows of goods, services and materials in these case studies offer valuable insights. The book provides a much needed quality control on the information used in deliberative processes about policy and planning activities. This innovative book will be of interest to researchers, students and practitioners in the fields of sustainability science, international development, industrial ecology, sustainable resource management, geography and ecological economics.

The Economic Growth Engine

The Economic Growth Engine
Author: Robert U. Ayres,Benjamin Warr
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2010-01-01
ISBN 10: 1848445954
ISBN 13: 9781848445956
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Economic Growth Engine Book Review:

It gives me great pleasure to review this important book. I recommend it highly to any physicist with an interest or curiosity about this economy thing within which we operate. . . There is no excuse not to get this invaluable volume onto your bookshelf. Simon Roberts, Institute of Physics Energy Group This book addresses a very important topic, namely economic growth analysis from the angle of energy and material flows. The treatment is well balanced in terms of research and interpretation of the broader literature. The book not only contains a variety of empirical indicators, statistical analyses and insights, but also offers an unusually complete and pluralistic view on theorizing about economic growth and technological change. This results in a number of refreshing perspectives on known ideas and literatures. The text is so attractively written that I found it very difficult to stop reading. All in all, this is a very original and important contribution to the everlasting debate on growth versus environment. Jeroen C.J.M. van den Bergh, University of Barcelona, Spain and Free University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Would you want your great-grandchildren in 2100AD to have a 22nd-century industrial economy? If so, read this book to grasp how strongly wealth depends on energy and its efficient use. Start treating fossil energy not as continuing income, but as one-time energy capital to spend on efficiency and long-term sustainable energy production. Otherwise, your descendants will inherit a broken 20th-century economy that only worked with cheap fossil fuels. They will not be rich and they will wonder what their ancestors were thinking. John R. Mashey, PhD, former Chief Scientist, Silicon Graphics Current economic theory attributes most income growth to technical progress. However, since technical progress can neither be defined nor measured, no one really knows what policies will encourage income growth. Ayres and Warr show that access to useful work, which can be defined and measured, explain the bulk of post-1900 income changes in Japan, Britain and the USA. They see rising real prices for fossil fuel and stagnating efficiencies of converting raw energy into useful work as a threat to continued income growth. This brilliant and original work has profound policy implications for future income growth without significant improvements in energy conversion efficiency. Thomas Casten, Chairman, Recycled Energy Development LLC Following the up-and-down energy shock of 2008, Ayres and Warr offer a unique analysis critical to our economic future. They argue that useful work produced by energy and energy services is far more important to overall GDP growth than conventional economic theory assumes. Their new theory, based on extensive empirical and theoretical analysis, has important implications for economists, businessmen and policymakers for anybody concerned with our economic future. Ayres and Warr argue persuasively that economic growth is not only endogenous but has been driven for the past two centuries largely by the declining effective cost of energy. If their new theory is correct, the inevitable future rise of the real cost of energy (beyond the $147 oil price peak in July 2008), could halt economic growth in the US and other advanced countries unless we dramatically improve energy with technology. J. Paul Horne, independent international market economist The historic link between output (GDP) growth and employment has weakened. Since there is no quantitively verifiable economic theory to explain past growth, this unique book explores the fundamental relationship between thermodynamics (physical work) and economics. The authors take a realistic approach to explaining the relationship between technological progress, thermodynamic efficiency and economic growth. Their findings are a step toward the integration of neo-classical and evolutionary perspectives on endogenous economic growth, concluding in a fundam

Global Approaches in Financial Economics, Banking, and Finance

Global Approaches in Financial Economics, Banking, and Finance
Author: Hasan Dincer,Ümit Hacioglu,Serhat Yüksel
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 483
Release: 2018-06-12
ISBN 10: 3319784943
ISBN 13: 9783319784946
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Approaches in Financial Economics, Banking, and Finance Book Review:

This volume discusses the impact of Financial Economics, Growth Dynamics, and the Finance & Banking sector in the economies of countries. The contributors analyse and discuss the effects of the recent financial crises on the economic growth and performance in various countries. The volume covers aspects like foreign borrowing, impact on productivity and debt crises that are strongly affected by the financial volatility of recent years and includes examples from Europe and Asia. In addition, the authors give particular attention to the private sector of Finance and Banking, which is deeply interwoven with the financial performance of a country’s economy. Examples such as bank profitability and troubled loans are covered and the volume also discusses the economic impact of banks such as the Ottoman Bank in a national economy. The book also explores the importance of financial stability, intellectual capital and bank performance for a stable economic environment.

Eurasian Economic Perspectives

Eurasian Economic Perspectives
Author: Mehmet Huseyin Bilgin,Hakan Danis,Gökhan Karabulut,Giray Gözgor
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 420
Release: 2020-02-04
ISBN 10: 3030350401
ISBN 13: 9783030350406
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Eurasian Economic Perspectives Book Review:

This volume of Eurasian Studies in Business and Economics includes selected papers from the 25th Business and Economics Society (EBES) Conference, held in Berlin, Germany, in May 2018. While the theoretical and empirical papers presented cover diverse areas of economics and finance from different geographic regions, the main focus is on the latest research in the economics of innovation, investment and risk management together with regional studies. The book also includes studies on law and regulation themes such as economic offences by women, formation of contracts via the internet and public tender for residents of communes.

Governing the Nexus

Governing the Nexus
Author: Mathew Kurian,Reza Ardakanian
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2014-11-08
ISBN 10: 3319057472
ISBN 13: 9783319057477
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Governing the Nexus Book Review:

Global trends such as urbanization, demographic and climate change that are currently underway pose serious challenges to sustainable development and integrated resources management. The complex relations between demands, resource availability and quality and financial and physical constraints can be addressed by knowledge based policies and reform of professional practice. The nexus approach recognizes the urgent need for this knowledge and its interpretation in a policy- relevant setting that is guided by the understanding that there is a lack of blueprints for development based on integrated management of water, soil and waste resources in the Member States. Generation and application of knowledge is both a priority for individual but also institutional capacity development.

Managing Natural Resources for Development in Africa

Managing Natural Resources for Development in Africa
Author: Washington Odongo Ochola,P. C. Sanginga,Isaac Bekalo
Publsiher: IDRC
Total Pages: 538
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 9966792090
ISBN 13: 9789966792099
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Managing Natural Resources for Development in Africa Book Review:

The complex and dynamic interlinks between natural resource management (NRM) and development have long been recognized by national and international research and development organizations and have generated voluminous literature. However, much of what is available in the form of university course books, practical learning manuals and reference materials in NRM is based on experiences from outside Africa. Managing Natural Resources for Development in Africa: A Resource Book provides an understanding of the various levels at which NRM issues occur and are being addressed scientifically, economically, socially and politically. The book's nine chapters present state-of-the-art perspectives within a holistic African context. The book systematically navigates the tricky landscape of integrated NRM, with special reference to Eastern and Southern Africa, against the backdrop of prevailing local, national, regional and global social, economic and environmental challenges. The authors' wide experience, the rich references made to emerging challenges and opportunities, and the presentation of different tools, principles, approaches, case studies and processes make the book a rich and valuable one-stop resource for postgraduate students, researchers, policymakers and NRM practitioners. The book is designed to help the reader grasp in-depth NRM perspectives and presents innovative guidance for research design and problem solving, including review questions, learning activities and recommended further reading. The book was developed through a writeshop process by a multi-disciplinary team of lecturers from the University of Nairobi, Egerton University, Kenyatta University, the University of Zimbabwe, the University of Malawi, Makerere University and the University of Dar es Salam. In addition, selected NRM experts from regional and international research organizations including the World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF), the Africa Forest Forum, RUFORUM, IIRR and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) participated in the writeshop and contributed material to the book.

Routledge Handbook of the Resource Nexus

Routledge Handbook of the Resource Nexus
Author: Raimund Bleischwitz,Holger Hoff,Catalina Spataru,Ester van der Voet,Stacy D. VanDeveer
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 518
Release: 2017-12-14
ISBN 10: 1317198816
ISBN 13: 9781317198819
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Routledge Handbook of the Resource Nexus Book Review:

In recent years the concept of the resource "nexus" has been both hotly debated and widely adopted in research and policy circles. It is a powerful new way to understand and better govern the myriad complex relationships between multiple resources, actors and their security concerns. Particular attention has been paid to water, energy and food interactions, but land and materials emerge as critical too. This comprehensive handbook presents a detailed review of current knowledge about resource nexus-related frameworks, methods and governance, including a broad set of inter-disciplinary perspectives. Written by an international group of scholars and practitioners, the volume focuses on rigorous research, including tools, methods and modelling approaches to analyse resource use patterns across societies and scales from a "nexus perspective". It also provides numerous examples from political economy to demonstrate how resource nexus frameworks can illuminate issues such as land grabs, mining, renewable energy and the growing importance of economies such as China, as well as to propose lessons and outlooks for sound governance. The volume seeks to serve as an essential reference text, source book and state-of-the-art, science-based assessment of this increasingly important topic – the resource nexus – and its utility in efforts to enhance sustainability of many kinds and implement the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in an era of environmental and geopolitical change.

The Econometrics of Energy Systems

The Econometrics of Energy Systems
Author: Jacques Girod,Jan Horst Keppler
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 266
Release: 2006-12-14
ISBN 10: 0230626319
ISBN 13: 9780230626317
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Econometrics of Energy Systems Book Review:

The complexity and volatility of energy markets creates strong demand for quantitative analysis and econometric techniques. This book offers an introduction to the state of the art in econometric modelling applied to the most pertinent issues in today's energy markets for a better understanding of the working of energy systems and energy economics.

World Economic Situation and Prospects 2020

World Economic Situation and Prospects 2020
Author: United Nations
Publsiher: United Nations
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2020-01-16
ISBN 10: 921358329X
ISBN 13: 9789213583296
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World Economic Situation and Prospects 2020 Book Review:

This is the United Nations definitive report on the state of the world economy, providing global and regional economic outlook for 2020 and 2021. Produced by the Department of Economic and Social Affairs, the five United Nations regional commissions, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, with contributions from the UN World Tourism Organization and other intergovernmental agencies.

Urban Energy Systems

Urban Energy Systems
Author: James Keirstead,Nilay Shah
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2013-02-27
ISBN 10: 0415529018
ISBN 13: 9780415529013
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Urban Energy Systems Book Review:

Energy demands of cities need to be met more sustainably. This book analyses the technical and social systems that satisfy these needs and asks how methods can be put into practice to achieve this. Drawing on analytical tools and case studies developed at Imperial College London, the book presents state-of-the-art techniques for examining urban energy systems as integrated systems of technologies, resources, and people. Case studies include: a history of the evolution of London's urban energy system, from pre-history to present day a history of the growth of district heating and cogeneration in Copenhagen, one of the world's most energy efficient cities an analysis of changing energy consumption and environmental impacts in the Kenyan city of Nakuru over a thirty year period an application of uncertainty and sensitivity analysis techniques to show how Newcastle-upon-Tyne can reach its 2050 carbon emission targets designing an optimized low-carbon energy system for a new UK eco-town, showing how it would meet ever more stringent emissions targets. For students, researchers, planners, engineers, policymakers and all those looking to make a contribution to urban sustainability.

Crisis Management Beyond the Humanitarian-Development Nexus

Crisis Management Beyond the Humanitarian-Development Nexus
Author: Atsushi Hanatani,Oscar A. Gómez,Chigumi Kawaguchi
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2018-09-27
ISBN 10: 1351006800
ISBN 13: 9781351006804
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crisis Management Beyond the Humanitarian-Development Nexus Book Review:

In addressing humanitarian crises, the international community has long understood the need to extend beyond providing immediate relief, and to engage with long-term recovery activities and the prevention of similar crises in the future. However, this continuum from short-term relief to rehabilitation and development has often proved difficult to achieve. This book aims to shed light on the continuum of humanitarian crisis management, particularly from the viewpoint of major bilateral donors and agencies. Focusing on cases of armed conflicts and disasters, the authors describe the evolution of approaches and lessons learnt in practice when moving from emergency relief to recovery and prevention of future crises. Drawing on an extensive research project conducted by the Japan International Cooperation Agency Research Institute, this book compares how a range of international organizations, bilateral cooperation agencies, NGOs, and research institutes have approached the continuum in international humanitarian crisis management. The book draws on six humanitarian crises case studies, each resulting from armed conflict or natural disasters: Timor-Leste, South Sudan, the Syrian crisis, Hurricane Mitch in Honduras, the Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia, and Typhoon Yolanda. The book concludes by proposing a common conceptual framework designed to appeal to different stakeholders involved in crisis management. Following on from the World Humanitarian Summit, where a new way of working on the humanitarian-development nexus was highlighted as one of five major priority trends, this book is a timely contribution to the debate which should interest researchers of humanitarian studies, conflict and peace studies, and disaster risk-management.

The Atlas of Economic Complexity

The Atlas of Economic Complexity
Author: Ricardo Hausmann,César A. Hidalgo,Sebastián Bustos,Michele Coscia,Alexander Simoes
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2014-01-17
ISBN 10: 0262525429
ISBN 13: 9780262525428
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Atlas of Economic Complexity Book Review:

Maps capture data expressing the economic complexity of countries from Albania to Zimbabwe, offering current economic measures and as well as a guide to achieving prosperity

Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States

Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States
Author: National Research Council,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Committee on Applied and Theoretical Statistics,Policy and Global Affairs,Committee on Science, Technology, and Law,Committee on Identifying the Needs of the Forensic Sciences Community
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 348
Release: 2009-07-29
ISBN 10: 0309142393
ISBN 13: 9780309142397
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States Book Review:

Scores of talented and dedicated people serve the forensic science community, performing vitally important work. However, they are often constrained by lack of adequate resources, sound policies, and national support. It is clear that change and advancements, both systematic and scientific, are needed in a number of forensic science disciplines to ensure the reliability of work, establish enforceable standards, and promote best practices with consistent application. Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States: A Path Forward provides a detailed plan for addressing these needs and suggests the creation of a new government entity, the National Institute of Forensic Science, to establish and enforce standards within the forensic science community. The benefits of improving and regulating the forensic science disciplines are clear: assisting law enforcement officials, enhancing homeland security, and reducing the risk of wrongful conviction and exoneration. Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States gives a full account of what is needed to advance the forensic science disciplines, including upgrading of systems and organizational structures, better training, widespread adoption of uniform and enforceable best practices, and mandatory certification and accreditation programs. While this book provides an essential call-to-action for congress and policy makers, it also serves as a vital tool for law enforcement agencies, criminal prosecutors and attorneys, and forensic science educators.

Biomimetic and Bioinspired Membranes for New Frontiers in Sustainable Water Treatment Technology

Biomimetic and Bioinspired Membranes for New Frontiers in Sustainable Water Treatment Technology
Author: Amira Abdelrasoul,Huu Doan,Ali Lohi
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2017-12-06
ISBN 10: 9535136615
ISBN 13: 9789535136613
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biomimetic and Bioinspired Membranes for New Frontiers in Sustainable Water Treatment Technology Book Review:

Biomimetic and bioinspired membranes are the most promising type of membrane for multiple usage scenarios, including commercial separation applications as well as water and wastewater treatment technologies. In recent years, aquaporin biomimetic membranes (ABMs) for water purification have raised considerable interest. These membranes display uniquely favorable properties and outstanding performances, such as diverse interactions, varied selective transport mechanisms, superior stability, high resistance to membrane fouling, and distinct adaptability. Biomimetic membranes would make a significant contribution to alleviate water stress, environmental threats, and energy consumption.

The Water-Energy-Food Nexus

The Water-Energy-Food Nexus
Author: Aiko Endo,Tomohiro Oh
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 337
Release: 2018-04-16
ISBN 10: 981107383X
ISBN 13: 9789811073830
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Water-Energy-Food Nexus Book Review:

This book highlights the water-energy-food nexus as one of the most important and fundamental global environmental issues facing the world. Climate and social changes are putting increased pressure on water, energy and food resources. As water is the central aspect within this cluster, the book focuses on the inherent tradeoffs in water resources between producing/consuming energy and food. In addition, it discusses an inter- and trans-disciplinary approach to understanding the complexity of the water-energy-food nexus system, and creating policy options to reduce the tradeoffs among resources. The content integrates a variety of academic disciplines, including not only the natural sciences (e.g. hydrology, coastal oceanography, costal aquatic bioscience, fisheries, environmental earth science etc.) but also the humanities and social sciences (e.g. marine policy, environmental energy policy, resource governance, policy process theory etc.). The book can be used as a textbook for undergraduate and graduate-level sustainability science courses. Further, its practical content and trans-disciplinary approach to addressing nexus issues with stakeholders offers vital information for practitioners and administrators alike.