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The Place of Nature in Economic Development

  • Dasgupta, Partha
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    In this chapter both theory and empirics are used to show that our picture of the processes of economic development changes radically when nature is introduced as a capital asset. Particular features of institutions that fashion societies' use of the natural-resource base are identified and analyzed. It is also shown that conventional measures of human welfare are inadequate for identifying sustainable development.

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  • Dani Rodrik & Mark Rosenzweig (ed.), 2010. "Handbook of Development Economics," Handbook of Development Economics, Elsevier, edition 1, volume 5, number 6, January.
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