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Special Issue "Balancing Environmental Resources and Economic Welfare"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Economic, Business and Management Aspects of Sustainability".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2016).
Prof. Dr. Roberto Roson Website E-Mail
Department of Economics, Cà Foscari University, Venice 30121, Italy and IEFE, Bocconi University, Milan 20136, Italy
Interests: environmental economics; computable models for economic policy simulation; industrial organization of service industries
The trade-off between objectives of preservation of environmental resources, on one hand, and objectives of economic development, on the other hand, clearly lies at the core of all sustainability issues. Balancing these potentially conflicting policy objectives requires a careful examination of all the complex economic, social, and environmental consequences of the alternative options available. This means that sensible policies must be supported by rigorous scientific analysis, considering also that “preservation” may have a different meaning for different environmental resources, and that the relative weights of environmental quality and economic well-being may vary in time and space. In this context, especially important are the distributional consequences of policies both at the regional level and in terms of income/wealth classes.
This Special Issue is aimed at collecting a number of outstanding contributions in this area. Papers referring, or critically assessing from various perspectives, the “Sustainable Development Goals” (likely to be adopted in a few months) are especially welcome, although this is not a strict requirement for a submission. In any case, papers selected for this Special Issue will be subject to a rigorous peer review procedure with the aim of rapid and wide dissemination of research results, developments, and applications.
Prof. Dr. Roberto Roson
Dr. S. Amer Ahmed
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Sustainability is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1700 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Sustainable management
- Economic development
- Sustainable development
- Sustainable development goals
- Socio-economic impacts of environmental policies