Macroeconomics and the Environment

This module presents an expanded circular flow analysis that takes the biosphere into account. It reviews critiques and alternatives to GNP/GDP, emphasizing natural resource and environmental as well as social sustainability, then discusses the implications of long-term growth of population and economic output, contrasting the goal of economic growth with the goal of sustainable development. The student reading consists of 35 pages which includes discussion questions, glossary, references, and problems. Exercise answers are available to instructors.

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This module presents an expanded circular flow analysis that takes the biosphere into account. It reviews critiques and alternatives to GNP/GDP, emphasizing natural resource and environmental as well as social sustainability, then discusses the implications of long-term growth of population and economic output, contrasting the goal of economic growth with the goal of sustainable development. The student reading consists of 35 pages which includes discussion questions, glossary, references, and problems. Exercise answers are available to instructors.

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Keyword Biosphere, Macroeconomics, Environmental Sustainability, Natural Resources, Social Sustainability, Natural Resource Sustainability
Date Of Record Creation 2019-01-26 19:50:21
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Date Last Modified 1/12/2015 15:24
Language English
Date Record Checked: 1/12/2015 15:18 (W3C-DTF)

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