Ow compatible is mainstream (neo-classical) economics with the core concepts of sustainability?

Students are required to address the following question:

How compatible is mainstream (neo-classical) economics with the core concepts of sustainability?

Students will be assessed on:
a ¦their level of understanding of economics and sustainability;
a ¦the depth of the analysis presented;
a ¦the clarity and structure of the essay;
a ¦the quality of the written work;
a ¦the use of appropriate referencing and quality of sources;


NO TEXT BOOK, ONLY HAVE Essential reading

1. SA¶derbaum, P., (2008), a?Economics for sustainabilitya?, In Understanding
sustainability economics: Towards pluralism in economics, (pp. 1-10), London,
Earthscan,

2. Alvey, J. (1999), a?A short history of economics as a moral sciencea?, Journal of
Markets and Morality, Vol 2, No 1, pp. 53-73.

3. Kula, E., (1998), a?The sustainability debatea?, History of environmental economic
thought, (pp. 147-163), Routledge, London and New York.

4. Hamilton, C., (1994), The economic way of thinking, In The Mystic Economist, (pp. 13-51), ACT, Willow Park Press.

5.Tietenberg, T., (2007), Valuing the environment: Concepts, In Environmental Economics and Policy, 5th Edition, (pp. 13-30), Pearson Addison Wesley, Boston.