Preface. 1. Introduction. Part I: Justifying Sustainability. 2. Intergenerational ethics under resource constraints; G.B. Asheim. 3. Justifying sustainability; G.B. Asheim, W. Buchholz & B. Tungodden. 4. Resolving distributional conflicts between generations; G.B. Asheim & B. Tungodden. 5. The malleability of undiscounted utilitarianism as a criterion of intergenerational justice; G.B. Asheim & W. Buchholz. 6. Rawlsian intergenerational justice as a Markov-perfect equilibrium in a resource technology; G.B. Asheim. 7. Unjust intergenerational allocations; G.B. Asheim. Part II: Characterizing Sustainability. 8. The Hartwick rule: Myths and facts; G.B. Asheim, W. Buchholz & C. Withagen. 9. Hartwick's rule in open economies; G.B. Asheim. 10. Capital gains and 'net national product' in open economies; G.B. Asheim. 11. Characterizing sustainability: The converse of Hartwick's rule; C. Withagen & G.B. Asheim. 12. On the sustainable program in Solow's model; C. Withagen, G.B. Asheim & W. Buchholz. 13. Maximin, discounting, and separating hyperplanes; C. Withagen, G.B. Asheim & W. Buchholz. Part III: Indicating Sustainability. 14. Green national accounting for welfare and sustainability: A taxonomy of assumptions and results; G.B. Asheim. 15. Net national product as an indicator of sustainability; G.B. Asheim. 16. Adjusting Green NNP to measure sustainability; G.B. Asheim. 17. Does NNP growth indicate welfare improvement?; G.B. Asheim & M.L. Weitzman. 18. A general approach to welfare measurement through national income accounting; G.B. Asheim & W. Buchholz. 19. Green national accounting with a changing population; G.B. Asheim.
This volume brings together 18 articles published during the last 20 years, devoted to understanding the concept of sustainable development. The volume analyzes sustainability from three different perspectives and addresses sustainable development from prescriptive, descriptive and operational points of view. Each part begins with an article which functions as a survey. An up- to-date introduction serves to tie the three parts of the volume together.
Brings together two decades of economic research on sustainability in one volume
Analyzes sustainability from three different perspectives
Addresses sustainable development from prescriptive, descriptive and operational points of view