The Changing Wealth of Nations: Building a Sustainable Future

Editors: Lange, Glenn-Marie, Wodon, Quentin and Carey, Kevin
Publication Year: 2018
Publisher: World Bank

Price: Core Collection Only
ISBN: 978-1-46-481046-6
Category: Business, Finance & Economics - Economics
Image Count: 72
Book Status: Available
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The Changing Wealth of Nations 2018: Building a Sustainable Future covers national wealth for 141 countries over 20 years (1995-2014) as the sum of produced capital, 19 types of natural capital, net foreign assets, and human capital overall as well as by gender and type of employment.

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Table of Contents

  • Boxes
  • Figures
  • Maps
  • Tables
  • Foreword
  • Acknowledgments
  • Abbreviations
  • Executive Summary
  • Key Findings
  • Why Should We Measure Wealth?
  • What Is New in This Version of The Changing Wealth of Nations?
  • Global and Regional Trends from 1995 to 2014
  • Natural Capital and Development
  • Human Capital: Driver of Development
  • Organization of the Book
  • Summing Up
  • References
  • Chapter 1. Estimating the Wealth of Nations
  • Main Messages
  • Complementary Measures: GDP and National Wealth
  • How We Measure Wealth
  • Wealth, Adjusted Net Saving, and Sustainability
  • The Role of Institutions, Governance, and Social Capital
  • A Roadmap for the Book
  • Summing Up and Future Research
  • Annex 1A: Changes in Methodology and Data Sources for the Wealth Accounts
  • References
  • Chapter 2. Richer or Poorer? Global and Regional Trends in Wealth from 1995 to 2014
  • Main Messages
  • Introduction
  • Trends in Global Wealth
  • Regional Trends in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
  • Convergence in the Wealth of Nations
  • Savings and Changes in National Wealth
  • Conclusion
  • Annex 2A: Countries Classified by Income Group and Region
  • Annex 2B: Regional Trends in Adjusted Net Saving
  • References
  • Chapter 3. Wealth Accounts, Adjusted Net Saving, and Diversified Development in Resource-Rich African Countries
  • Main Messages
  • Introduction
  • Two Approaches to Measuring Investments and Sustainability
  • Trends in ANS in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Comparing Adjusted Net Saving and Changes in Wealth
  • Case Studies: Ghana and Niger
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 4. Expanding Measures of Productivity to Include Natural Capital
  • Main Messages
  • Introduction
  • Recent Work on MFP Growth by the OECD
  • Growth Accounting for Measuring MFP Growth
  • Empirical Applications to Selected Petroleum Producers
  • Conclusions
  • Annex 4A: Understanding How Including Natural Resources as Factors of Production Affects the MFP Calculation
  • References
  • Chapter 5. The Carbon Wealth of Nations: From Rents to Risks
  • Main Messages
  • Introduction
  • Carbon Wealth of Nations
  • Carbon Risk
  • Four Challenges for Carbon-Rich Nations
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 6. Human Capital and the Wealth of Nations: Global Estimates and Trends
  • Main Messages
  • Introduction
  • Measuring Human Capital Wealth
  • Estimates of Human Capital Wealth
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 7. Gains in Human Capital Wealth: What Growth Models Tell Us
  • Main Messages
  • Introduction
  • Measures of Human Capital Wealth
  • Convergence in Human Capital Wealth?
  • Modeling Human Capital Wealth Per Capita
  • Summary Statistics
  • Estimation Results
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 8. Intangible Capital as the Engine for Development in Morocco
  • Main Messages
  • Introduction
  • Trends in Morocco's Wealth
  • Morocco 2040: Building Human Capital
  • Morocco 2040: Institutions and Governance
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 9. Air Pollution: Impact on Human Health and Wealth
  • Main Messages
  • Introduction
  • Air Pollution Incidence and Impact across the Globe
  • The Economic Costs of Air Pollution
  • Recommendations for the Way Forward: Improving the Measure of Pollution Losses for Human Capital
  • Annex 9A: Valuing the Cost of Air Pollution in the Adjusted Net Saving Indicator
  • References
  • Chapter 10. Subsidies Reduce Marine Fisheries Wealth
  • Main Messages
  • Introduction
  • State of Global Marine Fisheries
  • Annex 10A: Maximum Sustainable Yield, Maximum Economic Yield, and How Subsidies Can Create Negative Rents
  • References
  • Chapter 11. Remote Sensing and Modeling to Fill the Gap in “Missing” Natural Capital
  • Main Messages
  • Introduction
  • Biophysical Quantification of Ecosystem Services
  • Guidelines for Data and Models in Supporting Wealth Accounting for Natural Capital
  • Economic Valuation for Wealth Accounting
  • References
  • Appendix A. Summary of Methodology and Data Sources
  • Total Wealth
  • Natural Capital
  • Produced Capital
  • Net Foreign Assets
  • Human Capital
  • Adjusted Net Saving
  • References
  • Appendix B. Per Capita Wealth for 2014