Sustainable Development and Regional Growth

HANDBOOK OF REGIONAL GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT THEORIES, R. Capello & P. Nijkamp, eds., pp. 282-301, Edward Elgar, 2009

RIT Economics Department Working Paper No. 08-03

42 Pages Posted: 29 Jan 2008

See all articles by Amitrajeet A. Batabyal

Amitrajeet A. Batabyal

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) - Department of Economics

Peter Nijkamp

VU University of Amsterdam - Department of Spatial Economics; Tinbergen Institute

Date Written: January 2008

Abstract

An increasing amount of research is now being conducted on topics at the interface of regional science and the environment. This research is both theoretical and empirical and the broad objective of this research is to analyze the numerous environmental implications of problems in regional science. Given the burgeoning interest in research in the above mentioned topics, there now exists a substantial literature on regional science and the environment. Therefore, our objective in this chapter is to review the principal themes in this sizable literature. Specifically, we focus on five key issues and these issues are regional economic development, natural resources, environmental regulation, geographic information systems, and regional climate change. Our review is both retrospective and prospective. We discuss what has been achieved thus far and the likely future directions of research on regional science and the environment.

Keywords: Environmental Regulation, Geographic Information System, Natural Resources, Regional Climate Change, Regional Economic Development

JEL Classification: R00, R10, Q20

Suggested Citation

Batabyal, Amitrajeet A. and Nijkamp, Peter, Sustainable Development and Regional Growth (January 2008). HANDBOOK OF REGIONAL GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT THEORIES, R. Capello & P. Nijkamp, eds., pp. 282-301, Edward Elgar, 2009, RIT Economics Department Working Paper No. 08-03, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1088041

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Peter Nijkamp

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Tinbergen Institute

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