Nature in the Balance The Economics of Biodiversity

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2014-02-06
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Author Biography

Dieter Helm, Professor of Energy Policy and Official Fellow in Economics, New College, University of Oxford,Cameron Hepburn, Senior Research Fellow; Fellow, Grantham Research Institute, London School of Economics; New College, University of Oxford

Dieter Helm is a professor at the University of Oxford and a Fellow in Economics at New College. He is Chairman of the Independent Natural Capital Committee. Previous appointments include membership of the Prime Minister's Council of Science and Technology, and Chairman of the Academic Panel of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. He has also been a Special Advisor to the European Commissioner for Energy. He was the founding managing editor of the Oxford Review of Economic Policy and is currently an associate editor. He is an Honorary Vice President of the Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust. He has written and edited a number of books, including The Carbon Crunch (2012, Yale University Press).

Cameron Hepburn is a senior research fellow at the Grantham Research Institute at the London School of Economics. He is also a research fellow at New College, Oxford and a senior visiting fellow at the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment. He has advised governments, international institutions, and the private sector on environmental policy and strategy, and he currently serves as a member of the DECC Secretary of State's Economics Advisory Group. He is an associate editor of the Oxford Review of Economic Policy, and has degrees in law and engineering, a doctorate in economics from Oxford, and over 30 peer-reviewed publications in economics, public policy, law, engineering, philosophy, and biology.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction, Dieter Helm and Cameron Hepburn
2. The Economic Analysis of Biodiversity, Dieter Helm and Cameron Hepburn
3. Biodiversity: Its Meaning, Roles, and Status, Georgina M. Mace
4. Identifying and Mapping Biodiversity: Where Can We Damage?, Kathy J. Willis, Marc Macias-Fauria, Alexandros Gasparatos, and Peter Long
5. The UK National Ecosystem Assessment: Valuing Changes in Ecosystem Services, Ian J. Bateman and Grischa Perino
6. Valuing Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity, Giles Atkinson, Ian J. Bateman, and Susana Mourato
7. The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB): Challenges and Responses, Pavan Sukhdev, Heidi Wittmer, and Dustin Miller
8. Natural Capital, Edward B. Barbier
9. Biodiversity and National Accounting, Kirk Hamilton
10. Biodiversity, Poverty, and Development: A Review, Charles Palmer and Salvatore Di Falco
11. Regulating Global Biodiversity: What is the Problem?, Tim Swanson and Ben Groom
12. Do Biodiversity Policies Work? The Case for Conservation Evaluation 2.0, Daniela A. Miteva, Subhrendu K. Pattanayak, and Paul J. Ferraro
13. Are Investments to Promote Biodiversity Conservation and Ecosystem Services Aligned?, Stephen Polasky and Kris Johnson
14. Incentives, Private Ownership, and Biodiversity Conservation, Nick Hanley, Simanti Banerjee, Gareth D. Lennox, and Paul R. Armsworth
15. On the Potential for Speculation to Threaten Biodiversity Loss, Jo Burgess, Chris J. Kennedy, and Charles F. Mason

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