Quantifying Sustainable Development: The Future of Tropical Economies

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Quantifying Sustainable Development: The Future of Tropical Economies

By Hall, Charles A.S.; Van Laake, Patrick; Perez, Carlos Leon; Leclerc, Gregoire

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Until recently, the phenomenal economic development of the Asian tigers, Chile, and Malaysia, as well as the sustained economic growth of the United States, painted a very desirable and optimistic picture of free markets, fiscal responsibility, and, more generally, the entire dogma of neoclassical economics. As of the fall of 1998, however, the economies of many tropical countries have contracted severely, and the enthusiasm of the developing tropics for the free market and all of its ancillary policies is decidedly cooler. Have our traditional approaches to economics been failing the developing world?
This interdisciplinary book covers the conditions of the developing tropics, the resistance of some of their problems to earlier attempts at solutions, and the use of new tools to develop a much more comprehensive and empirical framework for analysis and decision making. It also presents the development of cutting edge technology that links GIS and modeling approaches with extensive databases on meteorology, soils, agricultural production, and land use. The book discusses whether development is sustainable through a synthesis of demographic, economic, and resource-specific considerations. Costa Rica is uniquely suited to this study because of its size, stage of development, democratic institutions, and national databases.
A CD-ROM containing all data and programs, color images, animated models, large data tables, and references accompanies the book.

Key Features
* Links economic and biophysical analyses of sustainability
* Presents new tools and approaches for analysis and decision-making
* Includes a CD-ROM containing data and programs, color images, animated models, and references

Subject: Biological Sciences & Nutrition -> Environmental Science & Ecology -> Environmental Science

Quantifying Sustainable Development: The Future of Tropical Economies
Publisher: Elsevier S & T 07/2000
Imprint: Academic Press
Language: English
Length: 761 pages

ISBN 10: 0123188601
ISBN 13: 9780123188601
Print ISBN: 9780123188601

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