Macroeconomics of Climate Change in a Dualistic Economy - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128135198, 9780128135204

Macroeconomics of Climate Change in a Dualistic Economy

1st Edition

A Regional General Equilibrium Analysis

eBook ISBN: 9780128135204
Paperback ISBN: 9780128135198
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 16th January 2018
Page Count: 154
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Macroeconomics of Climate Change in a Dualistic Economy: A Regional General Equilibrium Analysis generates significant, genuinely novel insights about dual economies and sustainable economic growth. These insights are generalize-able and applicable worldwide. The authors overcome existing limitations in general equilibrium modeling. By concentrating on tensions between green growth and dualism, they consider the global efforts against climate change and opposition by specific countries based on economic development needs. Using Turkey as their primary example, they address these two most discussed and difficult issues related to policy setting, blazing a path for those seeking an applied economic research framework to study such economic considerations.

Key Features

  • Couples a CGE climate change mitigation policy analysis with a dual economy approach
  • Presents methods to model and assess policy instruments for mitigating climate change
  • Provides data sets and models on a freely-accessible companion website
  • Offers a path for those seeking an applied economic research framework to study economic considerations


Graduate students, applied researchers, and practitioners working in sustainable development from academia and the public sector

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
    2. Patterns of Growth in a Dual Economy: Turkey
    3. Energy and Environmental Policy against Climate Change in Turkey
    4. Modeling for Green Growth: Environmental Policy in a Dualistic Peripheral Economy
    5. Policy Analysis: Socially Responsible Modeling for the Peripheral World


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"A careful and professional analysis of growth, development and climate change, built broadly on a Kaldorian understanding of structural change, and with deep and specific application to the Turkish case."   --James K. Galbraith, The University of Texas at Austin

"This remarkable study shows how strategies to mitigate climate change can also address macroeconomic imbalances and dualistic development. With a detailed analysis of Turkey, the authors show how a more equitable development trajectory could reduce CO2 emissions and at the same time expand income and employment. Essential reading for anyone concerned with development in an increasingly fragile planet." --Jayati Ghosh, Jawaharlal Nehru University, and International Development Economics Associates

"An excellent reading on the dual characteristics of the economies and the related methodological challenges and approaches for addressing 21st century questions on the 'greening' of the economies." --Stella Tsani, Athens University of Economics and Business

"This pioneering study of the Turkish economy develops a multi-sectoral, multi-regional model to capture its structure and dynamics to analyse and advocate alternative policies for regional development and mitigation of environmental pollution and climate change. It argues that only indigenous industrialization, development and energy strategies offer a viable alternative to the market dynamics likely to exacerbate social inequalities, exclusion and unrest." --Jomo Kwame Sundaram

"In the current context of climate change, Acar, Yeldan, and Voyvoda have written an important new study on environmental policy, energy use, and green development. Using general equilibrium discipline, they propose a coherent strategy within a regional development programme which illustrates that Turkey can achieve both mitigation of GHG and C02 emissions and expansion in income and employment within a more equitable and sustained development path. This remarkable research will be of interest to graduate students, academics, applied researchers and policy makers in Turkey and other developing countries that are confronted with a dual economy of an advanced modern sector generating and sustaining characteristics of a poverty trap in the traditional sector."  —Patrick Georges, University of Ottawa

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