Ecological economics : an introduction


Ecological economics : an introduction

Mick Common and Sigrid Stagl

Cambridge University Press, 2005

  • : hbk
  • : pbk

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 540-551) and index



Taking as its starting point the interdependence of the economy and the natural environment, this book provides a comprehensive introduction to the emerging field of ecological economics. The authors, who have written extensively on the economics of sustainability, build on insights from both mainstream economics and ecological sciences. Part I explores the interdependence of the modern economy and its environment, while Part II focuses mainly on the economy and on economics. Part III looks at how national governments set policy targets and the instruments used to pursue those targets. Part IV examines international trade and institutions, and two major global threats to sustainability - climate change and biodiversity loss. Assuming no prior knowledge of economics, this textbook is well suited for use on interdisciplinary environmental science and management courses. It has extensive student-friendly features including discussion questions and exercises, keyword highlighting, real-world illustrations, further reading and website addresses.


  • 1. What is ecological economics?
  • Part I. Interdependent Systems: 2. The environment
  • 3. The economy in the environment
  • 4. How we got here
  • Part II. Economic Activity: 5. Economic accounting
  • 6. Economic growth and human well-being
  • 7. Economic growth and the environment
  • 8. Exchange and markets
  • 9. Limits to markets
  • Part III. Governance: 10. Determining policy objectives
  • 11. Policy instruments
  • Part IV. The International Dimension: 12. A world of nation states
  • 13. Climate change
  • 14. Biodiversity loss.

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