The open economy and the environment development, trade and resources in Asia

The Open Economy and the Environment asks what globalization means for environmental quality and the use of natural resources in developing economies. The authors develop theoretical models that trace the effects of trade and trade liberalization on sectoral resource allocation, factor returns, inco...

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Main Author: Coxhead, Ian
Corporate Author: Edward Elgar Publishing
Other Authors: Jayasuriya, S. K.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Northampton, Mass Edward Elgar 2003
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Collection: Edward Elgar eBooks Archive 1993-2015 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:The Open Economy and the Environment asks what globalization means for environmental quality and the use of natural resources in developing economies. The authors develop theoretical models that trace the effects of trade and trade liberalization on sectoral resource allocation, factor returns, income and welfare, as well as incentives to clear forest and degrade agricultural land. The models reflect important developing economy features including spatial distinctions between uplands and lowlands, open-access forest resources and the special features of domestic food markets. The authors also analyze representative economy submodels, explore empirical cases based on applied general equilibrium models of Asian economies, and examine welfare and environmental implications of migration, trade liberalization and development policy
1. Developmen-environment interactions -- 2. Analytical approaches to the trade-environment relationship -- 3. Growth and the environment in developing Asian economies -- 4. Deforestation and upland land degradation in an open economy : empirical and analytical foundations -- 5. Applied general equilibrium models and methods -- 6. Protection, food policy and the environment in the Philippines -- 7. Development policy and the environment in Sri Lanka -- 8. Environmental effects of investment and trade policy reform during Thailand's economic 'miracle' -- 9. Conclusion
Physical Description:ix, 244 p ill
ISBN:9781840644340
1840644346
9781781952856