Economics and the Environment

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  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/21/2014
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc

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Economics and the Environment 7th 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 students with the tools necessary to analyse current environmental issues as an economist would.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Four Economic Questions about Global Warming

Chapter 2: Ethics and Economics

Chapter 3: Pollution and Resource Degradation as Externalities

Chapter 4: The Efficiency Standard

Chapter 5: Measuring the Benefits of Environmental Protection

Chapter 6: Measuring the Costs of Environmental Protection

Chapter 7: The Safety Standard

Chapter 8: The Sustainability Standard

Chapter 9: Measuring Sustainability

Chapter 10: Natural Resources and Ecosystem Services

Chapter 11: Is More Really Better? Consumption and Welfare

Chapter 12: The Political Economy of Environmental Regulation

Chapter 13: An Overview of Environmental Legislation

Chapter 14: The Regulatory Record: Achievements and Obstacles

Chapter 15: Incentive-Based Regulation: Theory

Chapter 16: Incentive Based Regulation: Practice

Chapter 17: Promoting Clean Technology: Theory

Chapter 18: Energy and the Future

Chapter 19: Poverty, Population, and the Environment

Chapter 20: Environmental Policy in Poor Countries

Chapter 21: The Economics of Global Agreements

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