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Journal ArticleThe Economic Impact of Climate Change on Road Infrastructure in Ghana
Part of Journal Special Issue Economics of climate change impacts on developing countriesClimatic changes Economic aspects (Environment) Global warming
Working PaperThe Economic Impact of Climate Change on Road Infrastructure in Sub-Saharan Africa Countries: Evidence from Ghana
Climate change scenarios for many Sub-Saharan African countries including Ghana indicate that temperatures will increase while rainfall will either increase or decrease. The potential impact of climate change on economic systems is well-known...Climatic changes Economic aspects (Environment) Global warming
Book ChapterA New Way of Monitoring the Quality of Urban Life in Latin America
From the book: Latin American Urban Development into the 21st CenturyPublic goods Urban economics Valuation
Working PaperA New Way of Monitoring the Quality of Urban Life
A growing number of cities around the world have established systems of monitoring the quality of urban life. Many of those systems combine objective and subjective information and attempt to cover a wide variety of topics...Public goods Urban economics Valuation
Book ChapterSustainability and Well-being Indicators
From the book: Human Well-beingEnvironmental aspects (Economic development) Measurement (Poverty) Public welfare
Working PaperSustainability and Well-being Indicators
This paper provides a review and critical discussion of indicators, which attempt to combine the measurement of sustainability with that of well-being...Environmental aspects (Economic development) Measurement (Poverty) Public welfare
Working PaperThe Pattern and Valuation Effects of Corporate Diversification: A Comparison of the United States, Japan, and Other East Asian Economies
We document that firms in eight East Asian countries and Japan diversify into more segments and engage into more related businesses―as measured by the degree of vertical relatedness and complementarity―than firms in the USA...Corporations Regression analysis Valuation
Book ChapterThe Management of Coastal Wetlands: Economic Analysis of Combined Ecologic-Economic Systems
From the book: The Environment and Emerging Development IssuesEcology Economic development Environmental economics
Book ChapterValuation of Tropical Forests
From the book: The Environment and Emerging Development IssuesConservation of natural resources Forests and forestry Sustainable development
Book ChapterPublic Policy toward Social Overhead Capital: The Capitalization Externality
From the book: The Environment and Emerging Development IssuesCapital Land use Public welfare