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Economic Modeling, Analysis, and Policy for Sustainability

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As the global economy continues to grow and change, issues concerning sustainability practices have become more prevalent. The implementation of efficient sustainability procedures offers significant assistance in the development of modern economies. Economic Modeling, Analysis, and Policy for Sustainability focuses on interdisciplinary perspectives concerning the social, environmental, and economic spheres of sustainability science. Emphasizing economic models, as well as mitigation policies and practices from various regions of the world, this book is a pivotal reference source for researchers, policy makers, government officials, and corporate leaders.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
    1. Mission
    2. Coverage
  5. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
    2. List of Reviewers
  6. Preface
  7. Chapter 1: Sensitivity Analysis with Calibration of Natural Resource Variables under Climate Change
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. APPLICATION OF COMPUTATIONAL GENERAL EQUILIBRIUM MODELS FOR CLIMATE CHANGE ANALYSIS
    4. ECONOMETRIC MODELLING APPROACH
    5. CONCLUDING REMARKS
    6. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    7. REFERENCES
  8. Chapter 2: A CGE Analysis of the Effects of Global Climate Change Mitigation Policies on India
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. INTRODUCTION
    3. 2. MODEL AND DATA
    4. 3. SCENARIOS
    5. 4. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
    6. 5. CONCLUSION
    7. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    8. REFERENCES
    9. APPENDIX
  9. Chapter 3: Impact of Green Growth and Development Path for Skilled and Unskilled Job Creation and Economic, Social Sustainability
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. LITERATURE REVIEW OF BACKGROUND CONTEXT
    4. RESEARCH QUESTIONS
    5. MODEL FRAMEWORK
    6. NATIONAL LEVEL CGE MODEL FINDINGS PERTAINING TO SKILLED, UNSKILLED JOB CREATION, FISCAL SUBSIDIES AND ITS ORIENTATION TO A POLICY CONTEXT FOR GREEN GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT
    7. GREEN BUILDING AND EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
    8. CONCLUSION AND EMERGING POLICY DIRECTIONS AND IMPLEMENTATION PLAN
    9. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    10. REFERENCES
    11. ENDNOTES
  10. Chapter 4: Prioritizing Sectors for Sustainable Growth in India
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. INTRODUCTION
    3. 2. ENVIRONMENTALLY EXTENDED SOCIAL ACCOUNTING MATRIX (ESAM): FRAMEWORK AND MULTIPLIER MODEL
    4. 3. ESTIMATION OF LOW CARBON DEVELOPMENT SCORE FOR INDIA
    5. 4. FISCAL REALLOCATION AND ITS IMPACT IN INDIA
    6. 5. IMPACT OF RE-ALLOCATION OF GOVERNMENT BUDGET ON INDIAN ECONOMY
    7. 5. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
    9. ENDNOTES
    10. APPENDIX
  11. Chapter 5: Integrated Economic and Spatial Planning for the Food-Energy-Water Nexus
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. INTRODUCTION
    3. 2. CHALLENGES POSED BY CURRENT METHODOLOGICAL APPROACHES TO ECONOMIC AND LAND USE POLICY AND PLANNING
    4. 3. REVIEW: EXISTING TOOLS USED IN INTEGRATED ECONOMIC AND SPATIAL PLANNING
    5. 4. PROPOSED APPROACH: KNOWLEDGE INTEGRATION AS FOUNDATION
    6. 5. FOOD-ENERGY-WATER NEXUS AT THE LANDSCAPE LEVEL
    7. 6. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
    9. ENDNOTES
  12. Chapter 6: Exogenous Shocks and Macroeconomic Policy Analysis using Applied Macro-Econometric Models in Africa
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. INTRODUCTION
    3. 2. THE THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK AND ESTIMATED RESULTS OF THE MODEL
    4. 3. THE USE OF THE MODEL: A POLICY SIMULATION EXPERIMENT FOR RWANDA
    5. 4. CONCLUSION
    6. REFERENCES
    7. ENDNOTES
    8. APPENDIX 1: THE FULL THEORETICAL MODEL
    9. APPENDIX 2: MODELING AGGREGATE DEMAND AND SUPPLY
    10. APPENDIX 3: SIMULATION RESULTS USING THE RWANDA MACROECONOMETRIC MODEL
  13. Chapter 7: Modeling Transaction Costs for a Sustainable Energy Policy
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. INTRODUCTION
    3. 2. THE PROBLEM OF NATURAL MONOPOLY AND TRANSACTION COST ECONOMICS
    4. 3. EMPIRICAL MODELING OF TRANSACTION COSTS: AN ILLUSTRATION
    5. 4. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION
    6. REFERENCES
    7. ENDNOTES
  14. Chapter 8: Consumer Power Subsidies
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION: ELECTRICITY PRICING AND SUBSIDY – A LINGERING ISSUE
    3. REVIEW OF THE STATE OF AFFAIRS OF THE DISTRIBUTION SECTOR
    4. SUBSIDY RESULTS AND COST TO ECONOMY
    5. ILLS AND REMEDIES
    6. CONCLUDING REMARKS
    7. REFERENCES
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    9. ENDNOTES
    10. APPENDIX: SALIENT FEATURES OF THE MODEL STATE ELECTRICITY DISTRIBUTION MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITY BILL, 2013
  15. Chapter 9: Enabling Policies for Advancing Sustainability of Electricity Access Programs
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. DEFINING ENERGY ACCESS AND POLICY ENVIRONMENT
    4. POLICIES FOR SUSTAINING OFF-GRID ELECTRIFICATION PROJECTS
    5. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    6. REFERENCES
    7. ENDNOTE
  16. Chapter 10: The Distributional Impact of Efficient Energy Pricing in India
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. INTRODUCTION
    3. 2. EFFICIENT ENERGY PRICING
    4. 3. RECENT ENERGY PRICE REFORMS
    5. 4. IMPACT OF EFFICIENT PRICING
    6. 5. CONCLUDING REMARKS
    7. REFERENCES
    8. ENDNOTES
  17. Chapter 11: Nonlinearity of Energy Transition in India and Implications for Sustainability Science
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. POLICY CONTEXT
    4. PERSPECTIVES FROM MACROANALYSIS
    5. ENERGY TRANSITION AND SUSTAINABILITY SCIENCE
    6. DEVELOPMENTAL POLICY DISCOURSE FOR RURAL ENERGY TRANSITION AND SUSTAINABILITY
    7. REFERENCES
    8. ENDNOTE
  18. Chapter 12: Ensuring Environmental Sustainability through Sustainable Entrepreneurship
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THEORETICAL BACKGROUND
    4. FRAMEWORK FOR SUSTAINABLE ENTREPRENEURSHIP
    5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    6. CONCLUSION AND POLICY IMPLICATIONS
    7. REFERENCES
  19. Chapter 13: Design for Autonomy
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. LADAKH: CLIMATE AND CONTEXT
    4. ADAPTIVE DESIGN SOLUTIONS FOR WATER MANAGEMENT
    5. WEIGHING THE BENEFITS
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. APPENDIX: FIGURES
  20. Chapter 14: Smart Cities in Spain – Policy, Sustainability, and the National Plan
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMENDATIONS
    5. CONCLUSION
    6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    7. REFERENCES
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  21. Chapter 15: Economic Damage Due to Ozone Pollution in NCR
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. GROUND LEVEL OZONE
    4. MATERIALS AND METHODS
    5. MODELLED OZONE CONCENTRATION IN NCR OF DELHI
    6. IMPACTS OF OZONE CONCENTRATIONS IN NCR
    7. ECONOMIC DAMAGE OF OZONE CONCENTRAITONS IN NCR
    8. CONCLUSION
    9. REFERENCES
    10. ENDNOTE
  22. Chapter 16: Economic Value of Regulating and Cultural Ecosystem Services of Oasean Biome
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. MATERIAL AND METHODS
    4. RESULTS
    5. DISCUSSION
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. APPENDIX
  23. Chapter 17: Significance of Cultural Dimensions in Urban Planning Process for Sustainability of Pilgrimage Towns in India
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THEMATIC INTER-LINKAGES BETWEEN CULTURE, URBAN PLANNING AND SUSTAINABILITY
    4. CHARACTERISTIC INDIAN URBANISM AND PILGRIMAGE TOWNS
    5. DISCUSSIONS AND CONCLUSION
    6. REFERENCES
  24. Compilation of References
  25. About the Contributors