學術會議

浙江大學恒逸講席教授報告會

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主題:Sustaining Economic Growth and Meeting Environmental Obligations in Asia

報告人:Prof. Euston Quah
        新加坡南洋理工大學Albert Winsemius Chair Professor
        
浙江大學恒逸講席教授

主持人:王志凱     浙大經濟學院  教授

時間:2019422  (周一)  下午300-500

地點:浙江大學玉泉校區外經貿樓236會議室

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Abstract:

This talk identifies and discusses the five main areas of environmental management public policy that pose serious challenges to Asian governments. The implications are such that if they are not handled properly, the result is unsustainable economic growth, and the likelihood of negative spill-over effects and social strife. The first is the emerging issue of siting environmentally unfriendly facilities that may be necessary for growth, but with the social and environmental costs borne primarily by local host residents and neighborhood municipalities. Examples of such contentious facilities are nuclear power stations, landfills, and incinerators etc. This is known as the NIMBY (Not-In-My-Back-Yard) syndrome. The second issue is the critical need for pricing of non-market environmental goods. Quietude, pristine land, biodiversity, heritage preservation, and other environmental goods are often not monetarily valued and are hence over-consumed. The third area of concern is waste generation. As Asian countries prosper, rising affluence results in increased consumption, creating mounting concerns about waste disposal. This is particularly acute for land scarce countries such as Singapore. The fourth area is that of transboundary pollution, which has become increasingly important with regards to its effects on health and foreign relations. Transboundary haze and river contamination are some examples. The last issue is that of global warming and climate change.

 

Prof. Euston Quah 簡介:

Euston Quah博士,新加坡南洋理工大學經濟學部主任,Albert Winsemius Chair Professor;現任《新加坡經濟評論》主編,新加坡經濟學會會長;主要從事環境經濟學、成本——收益分析、法經濟學、家庭經濟學研究。加盟南洋理工之前,Euston Quah教授曾經擔任新加坡國立大學經濟學教授,人文社會科學學院副院長,李光耀政府管理學院副院長;Euston Quah教授常年擔任新加坡總理高級智囊,商務部、財政部等政府部門高級顧問,新加坡市場合規與監督委員會委員,歐洲科學院院士,等要職。Euston Quah教授還擔任多家國際知名經濟學學術期刊的副主編和論文評審人,截至目前,他公開發表學術論文近200余篇,出版著作30余部。