Working Paper

The Greening of Development Economics: A Survey

Jan 1, 2001 | Allen Blackman, Mitchell Mathis, Per-Kristian C Nelson


Although ignored for decades, environmental issues now attract considerable attention in the literature on economic development. This paper describes research on environmental issues in seven topic areas that historically have been at the heart of development economics: the role of the state, economic growth, trade and industrialization, relations between rich and poor countries, structural adjustment and stabilization, population change, and the objectives and strategies of development.