Computational Models in the Economics of Environment and Development

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Springer Science & Business Media, Dec 31, 2003 - Business & Economics - 227 pages

Computational Models in the Economics of Environment and Development provides a step-by-step guide in designing, developing, and solving non-linear environment-development models. It accomplishes this by focusing on applied models, using real examples as case studies. Additionally, it gives examples of developing policy interventions based on quantitative model results. Finally, it uses a simple computer program, GAMS, to develop and solve models.

This book is targeted towards university lecturers and students in economic modeling and sustainable development, but is also of particular interest to researchers at sustainable development research institutes and policy makers at international sustainable development policy institutions such the World Bank, UNDP, and UNEP.

 

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Contents

A Generalized Integrated EconomicEnvironmental Growth Model
xvii
13 The Mathematical Model
xviii
14 Experiments and Results
4
15 Conclusion
11
Bibliography
12
Appendix 1
14
Formulating and Solving NonLinear Integrated EcologicalEconomic Models Using GAMS
17
22 The Formulation of Integrated EcologicalEconomic Models
19
52 The Indian Paper Cycle
106
53 The Conceptual Model
108
54 The Mathematical Model
112
55 Results
119
56 Conclusions
125
Bibliography
126
The GAMS Model
128
Farm Permits and Optimal Shrimp Management in Thailand An Integrated InterTemporal and Spatial Planning Model
143

23 Solution of NonLinear IEE Models in GAMS
24
24 Conclusion
30
Bibliography
31
Investing in Clean Technology An Exercise in Methodology
33
32 Conventional Style of Investment Decision Making
35
33 An Alternative Planning Process
37
34 The Mathematical Model
40
35 Model Limitations
46
Bibliography
47
Issues in Production Recycling and International Trade Analyzing the Plastic Sector Using an Optimal Life Cycle OLC Model
49
42 Plastics in China
51
43 The Main Issues
52
44 Optimized Life Cycle OLC Model
53
45 The Mathematical Model
57
46 Simulation Results
63
47 Policy Options
67
48 Sensitivity Analysis
68
49 Spatial Dimension of the Model
70
410 Conclusion
74
Bibliography
75
The GAMS Model
76
The Economic and Environmental Impact of Waste Paper Trade and Recycling in India A Life Cycle Approach with an Endogenous InputOutput Te...
105
63 The Shrimp Integrated Assessment Model SIAM
147
64 Land Use and Exchange System
148
66 Economic Aspects
149
67 Model Dynamics
150
68 Mathematical Model
151
69 Results
157
610 Sensitivity Analysis
161
611 Discussion
163
612 Conclusions
166
Bibliography
167
The GAMS Model
169
Appendix 2
180
Sustainable Livestock Management in the Kalahari
183
73 Ecology of the Rangelands
185
74 The Economics of the Livestock Sector
187
75 The Model Scope
189
76 Empirical Results
202
77 Policy Implications
208
78 Conclusion
210
Bibliography
212
The GAMS Model
215
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