The open economy and the environment : development, trade and resources in Asia / Ian Coxhead, Sisira Jayasuriya. [electronic resource]
- Northampton, Mass. : Edward Elgar, 2003.
1 online resource (ix, 244 p. ) ill. ;
- Economic development -- Environmental aspects -- Asia.
Asia -- Foreign economic relations.
- Electronic books
- The Open Economy and the Environment asks what globalization means for environmental quality and the use of natural resources in developing economies. The authors develop theoretical models that trace the effects of trade and trade liberalization on sectoral resource allocation, factor returns, income and welfare, as well as incentives to clear forest and degrade agricultural land. The models reflect important developing economy features including spatial distinctions between uplands and lowlands, open-access forest resources and the special features of domestic food markets. The authors also analyze representative economy submodels, explore empirical cases based on applied general equilibrium models of Asian economies, and examine welfare and environmental implications of migration, trade liberalization and development policy.
- Development-environment interactions
Analytical approaches to the trade-environment relationship
Growth and the environment in developing Asian economies
Deforestation and upland land degradation in an open economy: empirical and analytical foundations
Applied general equilibrium models and methods
Protection, food policy and the environment in the Philippines
Development policy and the environment in Sri Lanka
Environmental effects of investment and trade policy reform during Thailand's economic 'miracle'.
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 218-236) and index.
- Jayasuriya, S. K.
Edward Elgar Publishing.
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