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The Economics of the Environmentcompletely integrates economics and environmental issues, explaining how both market successes and failures affect the environment. Economics and the Environment; Supply and Demand: Market Forces and the Environment; Markets and Market Failure: A Cause of Environmental Degradation; Consumer Behavior and the Environment; Measuring Benefits to Consumers; Revealed Preference; Stated Preference Methods; From Production to Pollution; Production, Pollution, Output, and Prices; Maximizing Net Benefits in the Presence of Externalities; Private Markets and the Environment: The Coase Theorem; Government Policies for Environmental Protection; Enforcement and Political Economy; The Time Factor: Discounting; Benefit-Cost Analysis; Nonrenewable Resource Management; Renewable Resource Management; Economic Growth and the Environment; Sustainability For anyone looking to enhance either their understanding of economics or environmental issues.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Economics and the Environment    
Chapter 2. Supply and Demand: Market Forces and the Environment    
Chapter 3. Markets and Market Failure: A Cause of Environmental Degradation    
Chapter 4. Consumer Behavior and the Environment    
Chapter 5. Measuring Benefits to Consumers    
Chapter 6. Revealed Preference    
Chapter 7. Stated Preference Methods    
Chapter 8. From Production to Pollution    
Chapter 9. Production, Pollution, Output, and Prices    
Chapter 10. Maximizing Net Benefits in the Presence of Externalities    
Chapter 11. Private Markets and the Environment: The Coase Theorem    
Chapter 12. Government Policies for Environmental Protection    
Chapter 13. Enforcement and Political Economy    
Chapter 14. The Time Factor: Discounting    
Chapter 15. Benefit-Cost Analysis    
Chapter 16. Nonrenewable Resource Management    
Chapter 17. Renewable Resource Management    
Chapter 18. Economic Growth and the Environment    
Chapter 19. Sustainability    

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