Natural Resource and Environmental Economics

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-06-13
  • Publisher: Pearson

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This text balances theory, applications and examples to give a rigorous groundingof the major areas of natural resource and environmental economics.

Author Biography

  Roger Perman is Senior Lecturer in Economics, Strathclyde University. His major research interests and publications are in the field of applied econometrics and environmental economics.

Michael Common is Professor in the Graduate School of Environmental Studies at Strathclyde University. His major research interests are the development of ecological economics and policies for sustainability.

Yue Ma is Associate Professor in Economics, Lingnan University, Hong Kong, and Adjunct Professor of Lingnan College, Zhongshan University, China. His major research interests are international banking and finance, as well as environmental economics for developing countries.

David Maddison is Professor of Economics at the University of Birmingham

The late James McGilvray was Professor of Economics at Strathclyde University. He made important contributions in the fields of input-output analysis, social accounting and economic statistics, and to the study of the economics of transition in Central and Eastern Europe.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1:  An introduction to natural resource and environmental economics                               

Chapter 2:  The origins of the sustainability problem                                                                     

Chapter 3: Ethics, economics and the environment

Chapter 4: Welfare economics and the environment

Chapter 5:  Pollution control: targets

Chapter 6: Pollution control: instruments

Chapter 7:  Pollution policy with imperfect information

Chapter 8:  Economy-wide modelling

Chapter 9: International environmental problems

Chapter 10: Trade and the Environment

Chapter 11: Cost-benefit analysis

Chapter 12:  Valuing the environment

Chapter 13:  Irreversibility, risk and uncertainty

Chapter 14:  The efficient and optimal use of natural resources

Chapter 15:   The theory of optimal resource extraction: non-renewable resources

Chapter 16:   Stock pollution problems

Chapter 17:   Renewable resources

Chapter 18:  Forest resources

Chapter 19:  Accounting for the environment


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