9780470561096

Economics and the Environment, 6th Edition

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  • ISBN13:

    9780470561096

  • ISBN10:

    0470561092

  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 10/1/2010
  • Publisher: Wiley
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Summary

Economics and the Environment 6 th Edition, provides a rigorous and comprehensive presentation of the "standard analysis," including the property-rights basis of environmental problems, efficient pollution control, benefit-estimation procedures, and incentive based procedures. This text examines a broad range of topics in environmental and natural resource economics. It presents in-depth treatment of important issues at the cutting edge of environmental policy debates. The focus is on equipping readers with the tools necessary to analyse current environmental issues as an economist would. Broader topics such as the ethical foundations of environmental economics, an introduction to ecological economics, a safety-based approach to controlling pollution, the economic critique of growth, the potential for government failure, the promotion of "clean technology," and opportunities for sustainable development in poor countries are all covered throughout the text.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Four Economic Questions about Global Warming
How Much Pollution Is Too Much?
Ethics and Economics
Pollution and Resource Degradation as Externalities
The Efficiency Standard
The Safety Standard
Sustainability: A Neoclassical View
Sustainability: An Ecological View
Measuring the Benefits of Environmental Protection
Measuring the Costs of Environmental Protection
Benefit-Cost in Practice: Implementing the Efficiency Standard
Is More Really Better? Consumption and Welfare
Is Government Up To The Job?
The Political Economy of Environmental Regulation
An Overview of Environmental Legislation
The Regulatory Record: Achievements and Obstacles
Monitoring and Enforcement
How Can We Do Better?
Incentive-Based Regulation: Theory
Incentive-Based Regulation: Practice
Promoting Clean Technology: Theory
Energy Policy and the Environment
Can We Resolve Global Issues?
Poverty, Population, and the Environment
Environmental Policy in Poor Countries
The Economics of Global Agreements
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