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Table of Contents
Visions of the Future
The Economic Approach: Property Rights, Externalities and Environmental Problems
Evaluating Trade-offs: Benefit-Cost Analysis and other Decision-Making Metrics
Valuing the Environment: Methods
Dynamic Efficiency and Sustainable Development
Depletable Resource Allocation: The Role of Longer Time Horizons, Substitutes and Extraction Cost
Energy: The Transition from Depletable to Renewable Resources
Recyclable Resources: Minerals, Paper, Bottles, and E-Waste
Replenishable but Depletable Resources: Water
A Locationally Fixed, Multipurpose Resource: Land
Reproducible Private-Property Resources: Agriculture and Food Security
Storable, Renewable Resources: Forests
Common-Pool Resources: Fisheries and Other Commercially Valuable Species
Economics of Pollution Control: An Overview
Stationary-Source Local and Regional Air Pollution