Contents: 1974-1986: Responding to 'Limits to Growth': The optimal depletion of exhaustible resources, Partha Dasgupta and Geoffrey Heal; Growth with exhaustible natural resources: efficient and optimal growth paths, Joseph Stiglitz; Intergenerational equity and exhaustible resources, Robert M. Solow; Intergenerational equity and the investing of rents from exhaustible resources, John M. Hartwick; On the intergenerational allocation of natural resources, Robert M. Solow; Hartwick's Rule in open economics, Geir B. Asheim. 1987-1996: The Emergence of a Sustainability Literature: The concept of a sustainable economic development, Edward B. Barbier; Toward some operational principles of sustainable development, Herman E. Daly; Sustainability: an interdisciplinary guide, John Pezzey; 'Economics and sustainability': balancing trade-offs and imperatives, Michael A. Toman; 'Sustainable development': is it a useful concept?, Wilfred Beckerman; Intergenerational resource rights, efficiency, and social optimality, Richard B. Howarth and Richard B. Norgaard; Environmental valuation under sustainable development, Richard B. Hoarth and Richard B. Norgaard; Towards an ecological economics of sustainability, Michael Common and Charles Perrings; Capital theory and the measurement of sustainable development: an indicator of 'weak' sustainability, David W. Pearce and Giles D. Atkinson; Net national product as an indicator of sustainability, Geir B. Asheim. 1997-2000: A Flourishing but Still Developing Literature: On the problem of achieving efficiency and equity, intergenerationally, Talbot Page; Sustainability constraints versus 'optimality' versus intertemporal concern and axioms versus data, John C.V. Pezzey; An axiomatic approach to sustainable development, Graciela Chichilnisky; On sustainability and intergenerational transfers with a renewable resource, Jeffrey A. Krautkraemer and Raymond G. Batina; Sustainability and technical progress, Martin L. Weitzman; International trade and the sustainability footprint: a practical criterion for its assessment, John L.R. Proops, Giles Atkinson, Burkhard Frhr. V. Schotheim and Sandrine Simon; Measuring sustainability: a time series of alternative factors for Scotland, Nick Hanley, Ian Moffat, Robin Faichney and Mike Wilson; Name index.