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Inequalities

Christian Gollier

in Pricing the Planet's Future: The Economics of Discounting in an Uncertain World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691148762
eISBN:
9781400845408
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691148762.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter makes adaptations to the canonical models of the term structure developed so far, to recognize inequalities as crucial features of our world, arguing that even abstracting from the ... More


Development and Climate Adaptation

Robert Mendelsohn

in Climate Change and Common Sense: Essays in Honour of Tom Schelling

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199692873
eISBN:
9780191738371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199692873.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The prevailing wisdom in the climate community is that developing countries lack the adaptive capacity to protect themselves from climate change and so international development agencies should ... More


Adaptation to Undernourishment

Partha Dasgupta

in An Inquiry into Well-Being and Destitution

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198288350
eISBN:
9780191596094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198288352.003.0022
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Adaptation to undernourishment is discussed in eight sections: (1) the international incidence of calorie deficiency; (2) genetic, physiological, and behavioural adaptation to undernourishment; (3) ... More


Adapting to Undernourishment: The Biological Evidence and its Implications *

Partha Dasgupta and Debraj Ray

in The Political Economy of Hunger: Volume 1: Entitlement and Well-being

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198286356
eISBN:
9780191718465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198286356.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter argues that unless an extremely strong notion of autoregulation is employed, the methodology espoused by Sukhatme — who attacked the convention of choosing a benchmark for estimating ... More


Assessing Undernutrition: The Need for a Reconceptualization

P. Payne

in Nutrition and Poverty

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198283966
eISBN:
9780191684470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198283966.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter stresses the need for a reconceptualization of the assessment of undernutrition. It describes the current controversy about adaptation, the latest in a long history of conflicts that ... More


The Adaptation Problem, Evolution and Normative Economics *

Mozaffar Qizilbash

in Arguments for a Better World: Essays in Honor of Amartya Sen: Volume I: Ethics, Welfare, and Measurement

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199239115
eISBN:
9780191716935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239115.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Amartya Sen has advanced a number of distinct arguments against utilitarianism and ‘utility’-based views more generally. One of these invokes various ways in which underdogs can ‘adapt’ and learn to ... More


Global Warming and Climate Change

Ramprasad Sengupta

in Ecological Limits and Economic Development

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780198081654
eISBN:
9780199082407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198081654.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The chapter discusses the problem of global warming and climate change as one of global pollution with widest effects of global externality. It describes the characteristics of the green house gases ... More


Cost-Benefit Analysis of Disaster Risk Management and Climate Adaptation: The Case of Bangladesh

Reinhard Mechler and K. M. Nabiul Islam

in The Economic Impacts of Natural Disasters

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199841936
eISBN:
9780199950157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199841936.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter discusses the potential of applying cost-benefit analysis (CBA) to the assessment of the economic efficiency of natural disaster risk management and climate adaptation projects. CBA is a ... More


The Diffusion of Regulatory Oversight

Jonathan B. Wiener

in The Globalization of Cost-Benefit Analysis in Environmental Policy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199934386
eISBN:
9780199333028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199934386.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Cost-benefit analysis is essentially the idea that good decision making requires weighing the benefits against the costs. An intuitive approach, its development is neither recent nor exclusive to any ... More


The Economics of Climate Change: Adaptations Past and Present

Gary D. Libecap and Richard H. Steckel (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226479880
eISBN:
9780226479903
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226479903.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The book responds to proceedings of the past couple of decades, especially the efficacy of collective action in light of reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The types of ... More


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