Download Structural Economics: Measuring Change in Technology, by Faye Duchin PDF

By Faye Duchin

In all societies, the most factors of environmental degradation are source extraction and the iteration of wastes by way of families and industries. real looking suggestions for mitigating those affects require an knowing of either the applied sciences during which assets are reworked into items, and the life-style offerings that form family use of such products.Structural Economics presents a framework for constructing and comparing such innovations. It represents an immense new method of describing loved ones existence and technological offerings, the relationships among them, and their impression on source use and waste. during this quantity, economist Faye Duchin offers for the 1st time an authoritative and entire creation to the sphere, together with its social in addition to its technological dimensions. The presentation is available to non-specialists whereas additionally together with a great deal of new research.Duchin's fundamental fulfillment is to combine a qualitatively wealthy realizing of applied sciences and existence right into a versatile, quantitative framework grounded in tested rules of input-output economics and social accounting. She makes use of instruments and insights from parts as assorted as demography and marketplace learn to conceptualize and describe various different types of families and their existence. She additionally attracts at the services of engineers and actual scientists to ascertain the potential of technological switch. The framework Duchin develops allows the rigorous and particular research of particular situations for replacement applied sciences and adjustments in way of life. the writer makes use of the case of Indonesia for representation and to refine new techniques by means of trying out their relevance opposed to authentic information.The new box of structural economics represents an incredible breakthrough within the attempt to use the ability of technology to fixing the issues of recent societies. This e-book may still end up useful to scholars and students of economics, sociology, or anthropology, in addition to environmental scientists, policymakers in any respect degrees, and an individual involved in a pragmatic interpretation of the elusive thought of sustainable improvement.

Show description

Read or Download Structural Economics: Measuring Change in Technology, Lifestyles, and the Environment PDF

Similar urban & regional books

Urban Dynamics and Growth: Advances in Urban Economics

The quantity goals to provide an up-to-date selection of complicated theories and techniques within the box of city rules, and highlights sleek city rules that stem from them. Contributions tension the bounds of earlier theories and techniques, and emphasize the recent instructions which are built within the box, and boundaries which are triumph over, delivering during this method a dynamic viewpoint on theoretical and methodological wisdom within the box of city economics.

China's Emerging Cities: The Making of New Urbanism

With urbanism changing into the foremost driving force of socio-economic swap in China, this e-book presents a lot wanted updated fabric on chinese language city improvement. Demonstrating the way it transcends the centrally-planned version of financial progress, and assessing the level to which it has long past past the typical knowledge of chinese language ‘gradualism’, the publication covers quite a lot of vital issues, together with: neighborhood land improvement the neighborhood kingdom private-public partnership international funding urbanization growing older domestic possession.

Struggling for Leadership: Antwerp-Rotterdam Port Competition between 1870 –2000

The current quantity comprises the court cases of a global convention at the financial background of the seaports of Antwerp and Rotterdam (1870-2000). This venue used to be held at Antwerp on 10-11 could 2001 and used to be hosted through the Antwerp Port Authority. This overseas convention aimed toward confronting the improvement of either ports.

Economic Transformation of a Developing Economy: The Experience of Punjab, India

Foreword by way of Prof. Kaushik BasuThis ebook lines the improvement adventure of 1 of India’s such a lot dynamic and wealthy states, Punjab, which has supplied the rustic with a much-needed measure of nutrients protection. The relative regression of Punjab’s economic system within the post-economic reforms interval and gradual present monetary development supply reason for hindrance.

Additional resources for Structural Economics: Measuring Change in Technology, Lifestyles, and the Environment

Example text

The book that resulted from this research (Duchin and Lange 1994) contributed to the methods and ideas developed in the present volume. In particular, our evaluation concluded that much bolder technological and social changes would need to be envisaged than those discussed in the Brundtland Report and mentioned a few possibilities, focused mainly on technological approaches, like increased use of fuels and materials from renewable sources. Another option we mentioned was the reduced use of cars, which would require changes in the layout of communities.

Sustainable development seeks to meet the needs and aspirations of the present without compromising the ability to meet those of the future” (WCED 1987, 40). Chapter 2 The Analysis of Technological Change Humans, unlike any other forms of life, have devised techniques for evading the confines of the local environment and inhabit the globe as if it were a single ecosystem (Eldredge 1995). This problematic achievement has convinced prominent life scientists that, for the first time, social decisions are as important as biological evolution in influencing the future prospects for life on Earth.

Thus profits in the rich countries will rely more and more on investing in the faster-growing, poor countries. An integrated conception of global development will describe the changes experienced by any economy as a consequence of its attempts to improve its material situation, and it needs to encompass both a quantitative and a qualitative dimension. A common approach to development is more powerful than two less general ones, one for industrialized economies and another for nonindustrialized ones.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.15 of 5 – based on 35 votes