Readership: Scholars and students of economics, development studies, environmental economics, social sciences, and political economy, as well as those in multilateral research and public policy institutions.
Edited by Scott Barrett, Lenfest-Earth Institute Professor of Natural Resource Economics, Columbia University, Karl-Göran Mäler, Professor Emeritus; Researcher, and former Director, Stockholm School of Economics; The Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics, The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, and Eric S. Maskin, Adams University Professor, Harvard University
Scott Barrett is the first Lenfest-Earth Institute Professor of Natural Resource Economics at Columbia University. He also serves as vice-dean at the School of International and Public Affairs. Prior to joining Columbia, Professor Barrett served on the faculty of Johns Hopkins University's Paul H. Nitze
School of Advanced International Studies. He taught at London Business School for over a decade before teaching at Johns Hopkins University and was a distinguished visiting fellow at the Yale University Center for the Study of Globalization. Professor Barrett has been an advisor to many organizations, including the European Commission, the International Task Force on Global Public Goods, the OECD, the World Bank, and the United Nations. He is author of Environment and Statecraft: The Strategy of Environmental Treaty-Making (OUP, 2005) and Why Cooperate? The Incentive to Supply Global Public Goods (OUP, 2007).
Karl-Göran Mäler is Professor Emeritus at the Stockholm School of Economics and former Director of the Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. His research interests are the measurement of well-being and economic analysis of complex dynamic ecological systems. Together with Professor Partha Dasgupta, he was awarded the 2002 Volvo Environment Prize. Professor Mäler is jointly responsible with the EEU for the joint EEU/Beijer PhD program in Environmental Economics financed by Sida. Within this program Professor Mäler teaches a graduate course in Welfare Economics.
Eric Maskin is Adams University Professor at Harvard. He received the 2007 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics (with L. Hurwicz and R. Myerson) for laying the foundations of mechanism design theory. He also has made contributions to game theory, contract theory, social choice theory, political economy, and other areas of economics. He received his A.B. and Ph.D from Harvard and was a postdoctoral fellow at Jesus College, Cambridge University. He was a faculty member at MIT from 1977 to 1984, Harvard from 1985 to 2000, and the Institute for Advanced Study from 2000 to 2011. He re-joined the Harvard faculty in 2012.
I. Introduction and Overview
1: Scott Barrett, Karl-Göran Mäler, and Eric Maskin: Partha Dasgupta's Contributions to Environment and Development Economics
2: Joseph E. Stiglitz: Learning, Growth and Development: A Lecture in Honor of Sir Partha Dasgupta
3: Kenneth J. Arrow, Paul Ehrlich, and Simon Levin: Some Perspectives on Linked Ecosystems and Socio-Economic Systems
4: Elinor Ostrom, Clark Gibson, Sujal Shivakumar, and Krister Andersson: An Institutional Analysis of Development Cooperation
5: Krishna Prasad Pant, Subhrendu K. Pattanayak, and Min Bikram Malla: Climate Change, Cook Stoves, and Coughs and Colds: Thinking Global and Acting Local in Rural Nepal
6: Joseph E. Stiglitz: Comments by Joseph E. Stiglitz on Climate Change, Cook Stoves, and Coughs and Colds
7: A.K.E. Haque, Z.H. Khan, M. Nepal, and Priya Shyamsundar: Red Wells or Green Wells and Does it Matter? Examining Household Use of Arsenic Contaminated Water in Bangladesh
8: David Starrett: Comments by David Starrett on Red Wells or Green Wells
9: Jean-Marie Baland, Sanghamitra Das, and Dilip Mookerjee: Forest Degradation in the Himalayas: Determinants and Policy Options
10: Geoffrey Heal: Comments by Geoffrey Heal on Forest Degradation in the Himalayas
11: Albert N. Honlonkou and Rashid Hassan: An Optimal Contract for Monitoring Illegal Exploitation of Co-Managed Forests in Benin
12: Eric Maskin: Comments by Eric Maskin on An Optimal Contract
13: Sebastián Villasante, Rashid Sumaila and Manel Antelo: Why Cooperation is Better: The Gains to Cooperative Management of the Argentine Shortfin Squid Fishery in South America
14: Peter Hammond: Comments by Peter Hammond on Why Cooperation is Better
15: Karnjana Sanglimsuwam, Erin O. Sills, Subhrendu K. Pattanayak, Shubhayu Saha, Ashok Singha, and Barendra Sahoo: Occupational and Environmental Health Impacts from Mining in Orissa, India
16: Robert Solow: Comments by Robert Solow on Occupational and Environmental Health Impacts
17: Rosalina Palanca-Tan: Estimating the Value of Statistical Life for Children in Metro Manila
18: Shanta Devarajan: Comments by Shanta Devarajan on Estimating the Value of Statistical Life
IV. The Poverty-Environment-Population Nexus in India
19: Amita Shah: Natural Resources and Chronic Poverty in India: Interface and Policy Imperatives
20: Kanchan Chopra: Comments by Kanchan Chopra on Natural Resources and Chronic Poverty