Handbook of Green Economics

Handbook of Green Economics

1st Edition - August 27, 2019

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  • Editors: Sevil Acar, Erinc Yeldan
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128166352
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128166444

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Handbook of Green Economics reveals the breadth and depth of advanced research on sustainability and growth, also identifying opportunities for future developments. Through its multidimensional examination, it demonstrates how overarching concepts, such as green growth, low carbon economy, circular economy and others work together. Some chapters reflect on different discourses on the green economy, including pro-growth perspectives and transformative approaches that entail de-growth. Others argue that green policies can spark economic innovation, particularly in developing and emerging market economies. Part literature summary, part analysis and part argument, this book shows how the right conditions can stimulate economic growth while achieving environmental sustainability. This book will be a valuable resource for graduate students and academic researchers whose focus is on the green economy. With an increasing interest in the topic among researchers and policymakers, users will find different theoretical perspectives and explore policy implications in this growing subject area.

Key Features

  • Covers the failures of the past, the challenges of the present, and the opportunities of the future
  • Surveys 10 aspects of the green economy, including conceptualization, natural capital, poverty and inequality, welfare, and finance
  • Emphasizes the theoretical and empirical aspects of greening approaches that are policy-relevant


Upper-division undergraduates, graduate students, researchers, and professionals working in sustainable economics, especially in natural resource economics, development economics, and innovation economics

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
    A. Erinç Yeldan, Bilkent University, Ankara
    Sevil Acar, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul

    1. Greening the national accounts: Basic concepts and a case study of historical environmental accounting for Sweden
    Magnus Lindmark, Umeå University, Centre for Environmental and Resource Economics, Sweden

    2. How to handle natural capital within the context of the "green economy"?
    Cristián Ducoing Ruiz, Lund University, Department of Economic History, Sweden

    3. Long waves and the sustainability transition
    Mark Swilling,
    Centre for Complex Systems in Transition, Stellenbosch University, South Africa

    4. Greening of industry in a resource- and environment-constrained world
    İzzet Arı, Middle East Technical University, Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences, Earth System Science Department, Ankara, Turkey
    Rıza Fikret Yıkmaz, Middle East Technical University, Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences, Earth System Science Department, Ankara, Turkey

    5. Smart cities as drivers of a green economy
    Osman Balaban, Middle East Technical University, Turkey

    6. Environmental justice, climate justice, and the green economy
    Begüm Özkaynak, Boğaziçi University, Department of Economics, Turkey

    7. Balancing climate injustice: A proposal for global carbon tax
    Rohit Azad, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India
    Shouvik Chakraborty, University of Massachusetts Amherst, United States

    8. Riders on the storm: How hard did Robert Gordon’s environmental headwind blow in the past?
    Magnus Lindmark, Umeå University, Centre for Environmental and Resource Economics, Sweden
    Sevil Acar, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul

    9. Economic instruments of greening
    A. Erinç Yeldan, Bilkent University, Ankara

    10. Financing the green economy
    Burcu Ünüvar, Industrial Development Bank of Turkey, Istanbul

Product details

  • No. of pages: 208
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2019
  • Published: August 27, 2019
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128166352
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128166444

About the Editors

Sevil Acar

Sevil Acar joined the School of Applied Disciplines at Boğaziçi University in September 2018. She has acted as the director of the Centre for Energy and Environment Research and the chair of the Economics Department at Altınbaş University. Her research focuses on environmental and resource economics, particularly on natural capital accounting, sustainable development indicators, climate change, and the resource curse. Dr. Sevil is a lead author for the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) Regional Assessment for Europe and Central Asia. Her articles appeared in Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, Ecological Economics, International Review of Environmental and Resource Economics, Ecological Indicators, Energy Policy, and Journal of Environment & Development.

Affiliations and Expertise

Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey

Erinc Yeldan

Erinç Yeldan is a professor of economics and the dean of the Faculty of Economics, Social and Administrative Sciences at Bilkent University. He is an executive member of the International Development Economists Associates (IDEAs), New Delhi, and a member of the UN Environment Program (UNEP) International Resource Panel (IRP). Dr. Yeldan’s recent work focuses on development macroeconomics and on empirical, dynamic general equilibrium models with emphasis on the Turkish economy. He was a recipient of Young Scientist Award of the Turkish Academy of Sciences (TÜBA) in 1998. His works have been cited among the list of Top 500 Economists by a research conducted by the European Economic Association.

Affiliations and Expertise

Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey

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