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Environmental and Natural Resource Economics, 8/e takes a policy-oriented approach, introducing economic theory in the context of debates and empirical work from the field. Students leave the course with a global perspective of both environmental and natural resource economics.Visions of the Future; Valuing the Environment: Concepts; Valuing the Environment: Methods; Property Rights, Externalities, and Environmental Problems; Dynamic Efficiency and Sustainable Development; The Population Problem; The Allocation of Depletable and Renewable Resources: An Overview; Energy: the Transition From Depletable to Renewable Resources; Recyclable Resources: Minerals, Paper, Bottles, and E-Waste; Replenishable but Depletable Resources: Water; Land; Reproducible Private-Property Resources: Agriculture; Storable, Renewable Resources: Forests; Common-Pool Resources: Fisheries and Other Commercially Valuable Species; Economics of Pollution Control: An Overview; Stationary-Source Local Air Pollution; Regional and Global Air Pollutants: Acid Rain and Atmospheric Modification; Mobile-Source Air Pollution; Water Pollution; Toxic Substances; Environmental Justice; Development, Poverty, and the Environment; The Quest for Sustainable Development; Visions of the Future Revisited.For all readers interested in environmental and natural resource economics.
Table of Contents
|Visions of the Future|
|Future Environmental Challenges|
|Meeting the Challenges|
|How Will Societies Respond?|
|The Role of Economics|
|The Road Ahead|
|Valuing the Environment: Concepts|
|The Human Environment Relationship|
|Normative Criteria for Decision-Making|
|Finding the Optimal Outcome|
|Applying the Concepts|
|Appendix: The Simple Mathematics of Dynamic Efficiency|
|Valuing the Environment: Methods|
|Why Value the Environment?|
|Analysis Impact Analysis|
|Property Rights, Externalities, and Environmental Problems|
|Externalities as a Source of Market Failure|
|Property Rights Systems|
|Imperfect Market Structures|
|Divergence of Social and Private Discount Rates Government Failure|
|The Pursuit of Efficiency|
|An Efficient Role for Government|
|Dynamic Efficiency and Sustainable Development|
|A Two-Period Model Defining|
|Are Efficient Allocations Fair?|
|Applying the Sustainability Criterion|
|Implications for Environmental Policy|
|Appendix:The Mathematics of the Two-Period Model|
|The Population Problem|
|Historical Perspective Effects of Population Growth on Economic Development|
|The Population/Environment Connection Effects of Economic Development on Population Growth|
|The Economic Approach to Population Control Urbanization|
|A Note on Using GIS to Map Population Data|
|The Allocation of Depletable and Renewable Resources: An Overview|
|A Resource Taxonomy Efficient Intertemporal|
|Appendix:Extensions of the Basic Depletable Resource Model|
|Energy: The Transition from Depletable to Renewable Resources|
|Price Controls Oil|
|The Cartel Problem Fossil Fuels|
|National Security and Climate Considerations|
|The Other Depletable Sources|
|Unconventional Oil, Coal and Nuclear Electricity Energy|
|Efficiency Transitioning to Renewables|
|Recyclable Resources: Minerals, Paper, Bottles, and E-Waste|
|An Efficient Allocation of Recyclable Resources|
|Factors Mitigating Resource|
|Scarcity Market Imperfections|
|Replenishable but Depletable Resources: Water|
|The Potential for Water Scarcity|
|The Efficient Allocation of Scarce Water|
|The Current Allocation System|
|Potential Remedies GIS and Water Resources|
|The Economics of Land Allocation|
|Sources of Inefficient|
|Use and Conversion|
|Special Problems in Developing Countries|
|Innovative Market-Based Policy Remedies|
|Reproducible Private-Property Resources: Agriculture|
|Formulating the Global Scarcity Hypothesis|
|Testing the Hypothesis|
|The Role of Agricultural Policies|
|A Summing Up Distribution of Food Resources Feast and Famine Cycles|
|Storable, Renewable Resources: Forests|
|Characterizing Forest Harvesting Decisions|
|Sources of Inefficiency|
|Poverty and Debt|
|Sustainable Forestry Public Policy|
|Appendix:The Harvesting Decision: Forests|
|Common-Pool Resources: Fisheries and Other Commercially Valuable Species Introduction|
|Appropriability and Market Solutions|
|Public Policy Toward Fisheries|
|Appendix:The Harvesting Decision: Fisheries|
|Economics of Pollution Control: An Overview|
|A Pollutant Taxonomy Defining the Efficient Allocation of Pol|
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