A Review of The Age of Sustainable Development by Jeffrey Sachs
Journal of Economic Literature
no. 3, September 2015
How does economic science inform the study of sustainable development? In his new book, Jeffrey D. Sachs analyzes the challenges of achieving economic growth while protecting the environment and achieving an equitable distribution of resources. This review presents an overview of this ambitious book with special emphasis on the role of the objectives of local and national leaders and their incentives to pursue the sustainability agenda. Given the huge migration to cities now playing out in the developing world, special attention is paid to the role of urbanization as a cause of sustainability opportunities and challenges. (JEL Q01, Q54, Q56, R11)
Kahn, Matthew E.
"A Review of The Age of Sustainable Development by Jeffrey Sachs."
Journal of Economic Literature,
Climate; Natural Disasters and Their Management; Global Warming
Environment and Development; Environment and Trade; Sustainability; Environmental Accounts and Accounting; Environmental Equity; Population Growth
Regional Economic Activity: Growth, Development, Environmental Issues, and Changes