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Readings

Readings by Session

WEEK # TOPICS Part I. Content and context

READINGS

Introduction: debates, definitions and dilemmas

Required reading Solow, Robert M. "Sustainability: An Economist's Perspective." Chapter 26 in Economics of the Environment. 5th ed. Edited by Robert N. Stavins. New York, NY: W.W. Norton & Company, 2005. ISBN: 9780393927016. Becker, Egon, Thomas Jahn, and Immanuel Stiess. "Exploring Uncommon Ground: Sustainability and the Social Sciences." Chapter 1 in Sustainability and the Social Sciences: A Cross-Disciplinary Approach to Integrating Environmental Considerations into Theoretical Reorientation. Edited by Egon Becker and Thomas Jahn. London, UK: Zed Books, 2000. ISBN: 9781856497084. Solow, Robert M. "The Economics of Resources or the Resources of Economics." American Economic Review 64, no. 2 (1974): 1-14. Related reading Holdren, John P., Gretchen C. Daily, and Paul R. Ehrlich. "The Meaning of Sustainability: Biogeophysical Aspects." In Defining and Measuring Sustainability: The Biogeophysical Foundations. Edited by Mohan Munasinghe and Walter Shearer. Washington, DC: The World Bank, 1995, pp. 3-17. ISBN: 9780821331347. Goodland, Robert, and George Ledec. "Neoclassical Economics and Principles of Sustainable Development." Ecological Modeling 38 (1987): 19-46. Essential reading

Tainter, Joseph A. The Collapse of Complex Societies. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1988, chapter 1. ISBN: 9780521340922. Easterly, William. The Elusive Quest for Growth. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2002, chapter 3. ISBN: 9780262550420. Required reading Choucri, Nazli, ed. "Introduction: Theoretical, Empirical, and Policy Perspectives." InGlobal Accord: Environmental Challenges and International Responses. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1995, pp. 1-40. ISBN: 9780262531344. Reboratti, Carlos E. "Territory, Scale and Sustainable Development." Chapter 11 inSustainability and the Social Sciences: A Cross-Disciplinary Approach to Integrating Environmental Considerations into Theoretical Reorientation. Edited by Egon Becker and Thomas Jahn. London, UK: Zed Books, 2000. ISBN: 9781856497084. Pezzey, John C. V., and Michael A. Toman. "Progress and Problems in the Economics of Sustainability." Chapter 4 in The Evolving conceptions International Yearbook of Environmental and Resource Economics. - causes and Edited by Tom Tietenberg and Henk Folmers. Northampton, MA: consequences Edward Elgar, 2002/2003. ISBN: 9781840649499. Related reading Hardin, Garrett. "Paramount Positions in Ecological Economics." In Ecological Economics: The Science and Management of Sustainability. Edited by Robert Costanza. New York, NY: Columbia University Press, 1991, pp. 47-57. ISBN: 9780231075626. Fullerton, Don, and Robert N. Stavins. "How Economists See the Environment." Chapter 1 in Economics of the Environment. 5th ed. Edited by Robert N. Stavins. New York, NY: W.W. Norton & Company, 2005. ISBN: 9780393927016. Andreae, Meinrat O., and Robert E. Dickinson. "Sustainability and the Changing Atmosphere: Assessing Changes in Chemical and Physical Climate." In Defining and Measuring Sustainability: The Biogeophysical Foundations. Edited by Mohan

Munasinghe and Walter Shearer. Washington, DC: The World Bank, 1995, pp. 117-136. ISBN: 9780821331347. Essential reading Tainter, Joseph A. The Collapse of Complex Societies. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1988, chapter 2. ISBN: 9780521340922. Easterly, William. The Elusive Quest for Growth. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2002, chapter 3. ISBN: 9780262550420. Required reading Choucri, Nazli, and Robert C. North. "Growth, Development, and Environmental Sustainability: Profile and Paradox." In Global Accord: Environmental Challenges and International Responses. Edited by Nazli Choucri. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1995, pp. 67-132. ISBN: 9780262531344. Allenby, Braden R. Industrial Ecology: Policy Framework and Implementation. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1998, chapter 3. ISBN: 9780139211805. Christensen, Paul. "Driving Forces, Increasing Returns and Ecological Sustainability." InEcological Economics: The Science and Management of Sustainability. Edited by Robert Costanza. New York, NY: Columbia University Press, 1991, pp. 75-87. ISBN: 9780231075626. Holling, C. S. "Sustainability: The Cross-Scale Dimension." In Defining and Measuring Sustainability: The Biogeophysical Foundations. Edited by Mohan Munasinghe and Walter Shearer. Washington, DC: The World Bank, 1995, pp. 65-75. ISBN: 9780821331347. Simpson, R. David. "Economic Analysis and Ecosystems: Some Concepts and Issues." Chapter 25 in Economics of the Environment. Edited by Robert N. Stavins. New York, NY: W.W. Norton & Company, 2005. ISBN: 9780393927016. Related reading Lofdahl, Corey L. Environmental Impacts of Globalization and Trade: A Systems Study. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2002,

Sustainability as a 'Knowledge Domain'

chapter 2. ISBN: 9780262122450. Allenby, Braden R. Industrial Ecology: Policy Framework and Implementation. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1998, chapters 1 and 2. ISBN: 9780139211805. Essential reading Tainter, Joseph A. The Collapse of Complex Societies. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1988, chapter 3. ISBN: 9780521340922. Sachs, Ignacy. "Social Sustainability and Whole Development: Exploring the Dimensions of Sustainable Development." Chapter 2 in Sustainability and the Social Sciences: A Cross-Disciplinary Approach to Integrating Environmental Considerations into Theoretical Reorientation. Edited by Egon Becker and Thomas Jahn. London, UK: Zed Books, 2000. ISBN: 9781856497091. Required reading Choucri, Nazli. "The Political Logic of Sustainability." Chapter 8 in Sustainability and the Social Sciences: A CrossDisciplinary Approach to Integrating Environmental Considerations into Theoretical Reorientation. Edited by Egon Becker and Thomas Jahn. London, UK: Zed Books, 2000. ISBN: 9781856497084. Drucker, Peter F. "From Capitalism to Knowledge Society." Chapter 2 in The Knowledge Economy. Edited by Dale Neef. Oxford, UK: Butterworth-Heinemann, 1997. ISBN: 9780750699365. Landes, David S. "Homo Faber, Homo Sapiens: Knowledge, Technology, Growth, and Development." Chapter 5 in The Knowledge Economy. Edited by Dale Neef. Oxford, UK: Butterworth-Heinemann, 1997. ISBN: 9780750699365. Stevens, Candice. "The Knowledge-Driven Economy." Chapter 7 in The Knowledge Economy. Edited by Dale Neef. Oxford, UK: Butterworth-Heinemann, 1997. ISBN: 9780750699365. Fagerberg, Jan. "Knowledge in Space: What Hope for the Poor Parts of the Globe?" InAdvancing Knowledge and the Knowledge Economy. Edited by Brian Kahin and Dominique Foray.

New thinking and the knowledge economy

Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2006, pp. 217-234. ISBN: 9780262612142. Related reading Allenby, Braden R. Industrial Ecology: Policy Framework and Implementation. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1998, chapter 9. ISBN: 9780139211805. Essential reading Tainter, Joseph A. The Collapse of Complex Societies. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1988, chapter 4. ISBN: 9780521340922. Part II. Actors, processes and institutions Required reading Holdren, John P., and R. K. Pachauri. "Energy." In An Agenda of Science for Environment and Development into the 21st Century by the International Council of Scientific Unions. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1992, pp. 103-118. Engleman, Robenrt., et. al. "The Future is Not What It Used To Be." In From Resource Scarcity to Ecological Security. Edited by Dennis Pirages and Ken Cousins. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2005, pp. 21-38. ISBN: 9780262162319. Easterly, William. The Elusive Quest for Growth. Critical drivers, social Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2002, chapter 3. ISBN: 9780262550420. mechanisms and Related reading cognitive factors Choucri, Nazli. "Population and the Global Environment." In Energy and the Environment in the 21st Century. Edited by Jefferson W. Tester, David O. Wood, and Nancy A. Ferrari. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1991, pp. 91-101. ISBN: 9780262200783. Runci, Paul L., and Chester L. Cooper. "Reflections on an Aging Global Population." InFrom Resource Scarcity to Ecological Security. Edited by Dennis Pirages and Ken Cousins. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2005, pp. 39-58. ISBN: 9780262162319. Essential reading

Tester, Jefferson W., et al., eds. Sustainable Energy: Choosing Among Options. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2005, chapters 1, 2, and 6. ISBN: 9780262201537. Required reading Gowdy, John. "Economic Concepts of Sustainability: Relocating Economic Activity within Society and Environment." Chapter 9 in Sustainability and the Social Sciences: A CrossDisciplinary Approach to Integrating Environmental Considerations into Theoretical Reorientation. Edited by Egon Becker and Thomas Jahn. London, UK: Zed Books, 2000. ISBN: 9781856497084. Coase, Ronald. "The Problem of Social Cost." Chapter 3 in Economics of the Environment. 5th ed. Edited by Robert N. Stavins. New York, NY: W.W. Norton & Company, 2005. ISBN: 9780393927016. Paehlke, Robert. "Towards Defining, Measuring and Achieving Sustainability: Tools and Strategies for Environmental Valuation." Chapter 13 in Sustainability and the Social Sciences: A Cross-Disciplinary Approach to Integrating Environmental Considerations into Theoretical Reorientation. Edited by Egon Becker and Thomas Jahn. London, UK: Zed Books, 2000. ISBN: 9781856497084. Related reading Lofdahl, Corey. Environmental Impacts of Globalization and Trade: A Systems Study. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2002, chapter 5. ISBN: 9780262122450. Allenby, Braden R. Industrial Ecology: Policy Framework and Implementation. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1998, chapter 6. ISBN: 9780139211805. Essential reading Rothenberg, Jerome R. "Economic Perspectives on Time Comparisons: An Evaluation of Time Discounting." In Global Accord: Environmental Challenges and International Responses. Edited by Nazli Choucri. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1995, pp. 307-332. ISBN: 9780262531344.

Economic performance production and consumption

Firms and markets corporate perspectives

Required reading Choucri, Nazli, ed. "Multinational Corporations and the Global Environment." In Global Accord: Environmental Challenges and International Responses. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1995, pp. 205-254. ISBN: 9780262531344. Allenby, Braden R. Industrial Ecology: Policy Framework and Implementation. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1998, chapters 14 and 16. ISBN: 9780139211805. Porter, Michael E., and Claas van der Linde. "Toward a New Conception of the Environment-Competitiveness Relationship." Chapter 5 in Economics of the Environment. 5th ed. Edited by Robert N. Stavins. New York, NY: W.W. Norton & Company, 2005. ISBN: 9780393927016. Bohn, Roger E. "Measuring and Managing Technological Knowledge." Chapter 10 in The Knowledge Economy. Edited by Dale Neef. Oxford, UK: Butterworth-Heinemann, 1997. ISBN: 9780750699365. Levy, David, and Peter J. Newell. The Business of Environmental Governance. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2004, chapters 1 and 4. ISBN: 9780262122702. Related reading Choucri, Nazli. "Corporate Strategies Toward Sustainability." In Sustainable Development and International Law. Edited by Winfried Lang. New York, NY: Springer, 1995, pp. 189201. ISBN: 9781859661796. Arthur, W. Brian. "Increasing Returns and the New World of Business." Chapter 6 in The Knowledge Economy. Edited by Dale Neef. Oxford, UK: Butterworth-Heinemann, 1997. ISBN: 9780750699365. Essential reading Arrow, Kenneth. J., et al. "Is there a Role for BenefitCiost Analysis in Environment, Health and Safety." Chapter 12 in Economics of the Environment. 5th ed. Edited by Robert N. Stavins. New York, NY: W.W. Norton & Company, 2005. ISBN: 9780393927016. Kelman, Steven. "Cost-Benefit Analysis: An Ethical

Critique." Chapter 14 in Economics of the Environment. Edited by Robert N. Stavins. New York, NY: W.W. Norton & Company, 2005. ISBN: 9780393927016. Required reading Pearce, David. "Sustainable Development and Developing Country Economies." InSustainable Environmental Economics and Management: Principles and Practice. Edited by R. Kerry Turner. New York, NY: Halsted Press, 1993, pp. 71-105. ISBN: 9780470221631. Allenby, Braden R. Industrial Ecology: Policy Framework and Implementation. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1998, chapter 13. ISBN: 9780139211805. Rothenberg, Jerome R. "Economic Perspectives on Time Comparisons: Alternative Approaches to Time Comparisons." In Global Accord: Environmental Challenge and International Responses. Edited by Nazli Choucri. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1995, pp. 355-398. ISBN: 9780262531344. Cohen, Marc C. "Food Policy: Underfed or Overfed?" In From Resource Scarcity to Ecological Security. Edited by Dennis Pirages and Ken Cousins. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2005, pp. 83-94. ISBN: 9780262162319. Related reading Conca, Ken. "Global Water Prospects." In From Resource Scarcity to Ecological Security. Edited by Dennis Pirages and Ken Cousins. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2005, pp. 59-87. ISBN: 9780262162319. Cousins, Ken. "Twenty-Nine Days: Responding to a Finite World." In From Resource Scarcity to Ecological Security. Edited by Dennis Pirages and Ken Cousins. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2005, pp. 217-226. ISBN: 9780262162319. Essential reading Tainter, Joseph A. The Collapse of Complex Societies. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1988, chapters 5 and 6. ISBN: 9780521340922.

From sustainability 'Problems' to 'Solution' strategies

Regulatory and policy contexts

Required reading Carraro, Carlo. "Climate Change Policy: Models, Controversies and Strategies." In The International Yearbook of Environmental and Resource Economics 2002/2003. Edited by Tom Tietenberg and Henk Folmer. Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar, 2002. ISBN: 9781840649499. Keohane, Nathaniel O., Richard L. Revesz, and Robert N. Stavins. "The Choice of Regulatory Instruments in Environmental Policy." Chapter 29 in Economics of the Environment. 5th ed. Edited by Robert N. Stavins. New York, NY: W.W. Norton & Company, 2005. ISBN: 9780393927016. Tietenberg, Tom H. "Economic Instruments for Environmental Regulation." Chapter 15 inEconomics of the Environment. 5th ed. Edited by Robert N. Stavins. New York, NY: W.W. Norton & Company, 2005. ISBN: 9780393927016. Dasgupta, Susmita, et al. "The Choice of Regulatory Instruments in Environmental Policy." Chapter 20 in Economics of the Environment. 5th ed. Edited by Robert N. Stavins. New York, NY: W.W. Norton & Company, 2005. ISBN: 9780393927016. Related reading Palmer, Karen, Wallace E. Oates, and Paul R. Portney. "Tightening Environmental Standards: The Benefit-Cost or the NoCost Paradigm?" Chapter 8 in Economics of the Environment. 5th ed. Edited by Robert N. Stavins. New York, NY: W.W. Norton & Company. ISBN: 9780393927016. Essential reading Barzel, Yoram. Economic Analysis of Property Rights. 2nd ed. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1989, chapters 1 and 5. ISBN: 9780521364096.

Part III. Strategic approaches to sustainability Required reading New international Haas, Peter M., and Jan Sundgren. "Evolving institutional contexts International Environmental Law: Changing Practices of National Sovereignty." In Global Accord: Environmental Challenges and

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International Responses. Edited by Nazli Choucri. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1995, pp. 401-429. ISBN: 9780262531344. Sands, Philippe. "International Law in the Field of Sustainable Development: Emerging Legal Principles." In Sustainable Development and International Law. Edited by Winfried Lang. New York, NY: Springer, 1995, pp. 53-66. ISBN: 9781859661796. Jacoby, Henry D., et al. "Kyoto's Unfinished Business." Chapter 24 in Economics of the Environment. 5th ed. Edited by Robert N. Stavins. New York, NY: W.W. Norton & Company, 2005. ISBN: 9780393927016. Metrick, Andrew, and Martin L. Weitzman. "Conflicts and Choices in Biodiversity Preservation." Chapter 28 in Economics of the Environment. 5th ed. Edited by Robert N. Stavins. New York, NY: W.W. Norton & Company, 2005. ISBN: 9780393927016. Choucri, Nazli. "Globalization of Eco-efficiency: GSSD on the WWW." UNEP Industry and Environment(October-November 1995): 45-49. Related reading Ostrom, Elinor. Governing the Commons: The Evolution of Institutions for Collective Action. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 1990, chapter 6. ISBN: 9780521371018. Essential reading Ostrom, Elinor, Larry Schroeder, and Susan Wynne. Institutional Incentives and Sustainable Development. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1993, chapters 1, 3, 5, and 6. ISBN: 9780813316185. Required reading Choucri, Nazli. "Innovations in Uses of Cyberspace." Chapter 15 in Sustainability and the Social Sciences: A CrossDisciplinary Approach to Integrating Environmental Considerations into Theoretical Reorientation. Edited by Egon Becker and Thomas Jahn. London, UK: Zed Books, 2000. ISBN: 9781856497084. Stevens, Candice. "Trade and Environment: The PPMs Debate." In Sustainable Development and International Law. Edited

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International trade and intellectual property rights

by Winfried Lang. New York, NY: Springer, 1995, pp. 239-247. ISBN: 9781859661796. Related reading Rpke, Inge. "Trade, Development and Sustainability - a Critical Assessment of the 'Free Trade Dogma'."Ecological Economics 9 (1994): 13-22. Goldman, Patti A. "Resolving the Trade and Environment Debate: In Search of a Neutral Forum and Neutral Principles." Washington and Lee Law Review 49 (1994): 1279. Davis, Stan, and Jim Botkin. "The Coming of KnowledgeBased Business." Chapter 11 inThe Knowledge Economy. Edited by Dale Neef. Oxford, UK: Butterworth-Heineman, 1997. ISBN: 9780750699365. See United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development, for information on problems and international responses. Essential reading Frankel, Jeffrey A. "The Environment and Globalization." Chapter 19 in Economics of the Environment. 5th ed. Edited by Robert N. Stavins. New York, NY: W.W. Norton & Company, 2005. ISBN: 9780393927016. Required reading Allenby, Braden R. Industrial Ecology: Policy Framework and Implementation. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1998, chapter 12. ISBN: 9780139211805. Sand, Peter H. "Trusts for the Earth: New International Financial Mechanisms for Sustainable Development." In Sustainable Development and International Law. Edited by Winfried Lang. New York, NY: Springer, 1995, pp. 167-184. ISBN: 9781859661796. Dolsak, Nives, and Elinor Ostrom. The Commons in the New Millennium: Challenges and Adaptation. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2003, chapter 1. ISBN: 9780262042147. Related reading Harvard Law Review, eds. Trends in International Environmental Law. Chicago, IL: American Bar Association, 1992. ISBN: 9780897077538.

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Global accord - next rounds

Brewer, Garry. "Environmental Challenges and Managerial Responses." In Global Accord: Environmental Challenges and International Responses. Edited by Nazli Choucri. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1995, pp. 281-303. ISBN: 9780262531344. Essential reading Weiss, Edith Brown. "Intergenerational Equity: Toward an International Legal Framework." In Global Accord: Environmental Challenges and International Responses. Edited by Nazli Choucri. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1995, pp. 333-53. ISBN: 9780262531344.