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By Professor Dr. Alfred Franz, Dr. Carsten Stahmer (auth.), Professor Dr. Alfred Franz, Dr. Carsten Stahmer (eds.)

It is admittedly not essential to pressure the significance of availing of sound statistical details at the surroundings. initially .limited to circles of insiders and specialists this message has now totally reached political selection makers and most of the people at huge. during this method macro-economics has - sumed a selected position, e.g. while comparing similar monetary implications but in addition while propagating alarming total figures at the damage this new release is doing to our surroundings. hence, the necessity is o!>vious to additional advertise the improvement of foreign criteria and - operation within the box of atmosphere records usually and environmental monetary money owed in p- ticular. accordingly, the AiJstrian Statistical Society (ASS) including the Austrian crucial Statistical workplace (ACSO) with excitement hosted the IARIW certain convention on Environmental financial money owed, in may perhaps 1991. those associations are equally happy that now this ebook at the court cases of this convention may be provided. They attach this with thankful because of all those that contributed to the winning finishing touch of this paintings, particularly the authors and the editors. The impact turns out warranted that the end result of this coordinated total endeavour was once greater than simply greater mutual figuring out, viz. anything like an expanding awareness of the typical - nominator tending to expand.

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A better term is asymmetric booking. as double This procedure also makes figures of different years incomparable, at least when they are used as a measure for economic growth and welfare. The third category of objections to the identification of increase in national income with economic growth (increase in the fact that production is only one of the level of welfare. At least seven factors welfare) relates to factors that determine the playa role. 1. The package of goods and services produced by man.

3. What can be done immediately In Section 4 a practical and defensible proposal will be put forward to overcome the problem of the impossibility of constructing shadow prices for environmental functions, comparable with market prices. However, elaboration of the method proposed will probably take at least three years for a country with a relatively well-developed system of environmental statistics like the Netherlands. longer. viz. For some other countries it might take In expectation of the results one thing can be done immediately, making clear in the publications of the National changes in the level of national income do not mean, Accounts what in order to prevent these changes giving wrong signals to society about the economic success of its activities.

Society is sailing by a wrong compass, at the expense of the environment; 2. the error is covered up by a wrong use of terms; 3. the belief in ever continuing exponential growth in production, as measured in national income, is the heart of the environmental problem. speaking, solely 40 when the production, as measured in GNP, increases. The notion that production should be increased in order to create scope for financing the conservation widespread of the environment and highly popular reflects in this official belief.

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