This book explores the issues caused by climate change and environmental degradation, alongside the economic policies that can help secure an environmentally sustainable future. Through examining sustainability and resilience, the neoliberal globalised trading system and recent economic policies are questioned to inquire into whether capitalist economies are compatible with addressing climate change. Prolonged economic growth, forms of ownership, economic equality, the global ecosystem, universal basic services, the Green New Deal, and inclusive growth, are also discussed.
Economic Policies for Sustainability and Resilience
aims to provide policy options to develop sustainable and resilient market economies. It will be relevant to students, researchers, and policymakers interested in the political economy, environment economics, and economic policy.
Philip Arestis is Professor and Director of Research at the Cambridge Centre for Economics and Public Policy, Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge, UK, and Professor at the Department of Applied Economics, University of the Basque Country, Spain. He is also Adjunct Professor, University of Utah, USA, and Research Associate, Levy Economics Institute, New York, USA. He has published as sole author or editor, as well as co-author and co-editor, a number of books, contributed in the form of invited chapters to numerous books, produced research reports for research institutes, and has published widely in academic journals.
Malcolm Sawyer is Emeritus Professor of Economics, Leeds University Business School, University of Leeds, UK. He was the principal investigator for the European Union funded (8 million euros) five-year research project Financialisation, Economy, Society and Sustainable Development, involving 15 partner institutions across Europe and more widely. He was the managing editor of the International Review of Applied Economics for over three decades. He has published widely in books, co-edited books, chapters and research papers in heterodox and ecological macroeconomics, fiscal and monetary policy, financialisation, and industrial policy.
1: Macro-economic and Financial Policies for Sustainability and Resilience.- 2: Can Economic Growth Last Forever?.- 3: Forms of Ownership for Sustainability and Resilience: the Need for Biodiversity and Corporate Diversity.- 4: Equality, Resilience and Sustainability: Rebalancing Commercial Rights and Economic and Social Rights to Create More Equal Economies.- 5: Society Must Transform the International Financial System in Order to Stabilise the Ecosystem.- 6: E
xploring the Case for Universal Services.- 7: A Green New Deal: Opportunities and Constraints.- 8: Rethinking Monetary Policy in the Framework of Inclusive and Sustainable Growth.