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National Wealth

What is Missing, Why it Matters



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Why are some nations wealthy and others poor? How did the wealthy nations become rich? What are the components of wealth? How should nations manage their wealth for the future? These are among the most important questions in economics. They are also impossible to answer without defining wealth, and understanding how it can be created, destroyed, stored, and managed. National Wealth: What is Missing, Why it Matters assembles a collection of high-quality contributions to define the key concepts and address the economic and policy issues around national wealth. It considers insights from economic history, addresses the impacts of the changes to national accounting, and teases out the policy implications for both rich and poor countries and the institutions within them.

Author Biography

Dr Kirk Hamilton is a visiting professor at the London School of Economics and Political Science and Emeritus Lead Economist in the Development Research Group of The World Bank. He is co-author of The Changing Wealth of Nations (World Bank 2011) and World Development Report 2010 Development and Climate Change. He is principal author of Where is the Wealth of Nations? (World Bank 2006) and led research on the links between poverty and environment, 'greening' the national accounts, and the economics of climate change. He also served as Assistant Director of National Accounts for the government of Canada, where his responsibilities included developing an environmental national accounting program. Professor Cameron Hepburn is the Director of the Economics of Sustainability Programme at the Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School and Professor of Environmental Economics at the Smith School and a Fellow at New College, Oxford. He is also Professorial Research Fellow at the Grantham Research Institute of the London School of Economics and Political Science and serves as Managing Editor of the Oxford Review of Economic Policy. He has published several dozen peer-reviewed papers and is co-author with Dieter Helm of The Economics and Politics of Climate Change (OUP) and Nature in the Balance: the Economics of Biodiversity (OUP). He frequently advises companies, governments and international organizations on energy, resources and environmental strategy.
Release date NZ
October 19th, 2017
Edited by Cameron Hepburn Edited by Kirk Hamilton
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Oxford University Press
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