Economics and the Environment / Edition 3

Economics and the Environment / Edition 3

by Eban S. Goodstein
     
 

ISBN-10: 0471399981

ISBN-13: 9780471399988

Pub. Date: 06/28/2001

Publisher: Wiley

The second edition of Economics and the Environment centers around four focused questions: How much pollution is too much? Is government up to the job? How can we do better? How can we resolve global issues? Using these questions as guidelines, Goodstein develops the economic tools students need to explore solutions to environmental problems. In the process, the book…  See more details below

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The second edition of Economics and the Environment centers around four focused questions: How much pollution is too much? Is government up to the job? How can we do better? How can we resolve global issues? Using these questions as guidelines, Goodstein develops the economic tools students need to explore solutions to environmental problems. In the process, the book covers a wealth of current examples, from global warming, to population growth, to urban air pollution and energy policy, to chemical regulation and landfill siting.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471399988
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
06/28/2001
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
560
Product dimensions:
7.74(w) x 9.56(h) x 1.03(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

INTRODUCTION.

Four Economic Questions about Global Warming.

HOW MUCH POLLUTION IS TOO MUCH?

Ethics and Economics.

Pollution and Resource Degradation as Externalities.

The Efficiency Standard.

The Safety Standard.

Sustainability: A Neoclassical View.

Sustainability: An Ecological View.

Measuring the Benefits of Environmental Protection.

Measuring the Costs of Environmental Protection.

Benefit-Cost in Practice: Implementing the Efficiency Standard.

Is More Really Better? Consumption and Welfare.

IS GOVERNMENT UP TO THE JOB?

The Political Economy of Environmental Regulation.

An Overview of Environmental Legislation.

The Regulatory Record: Achievements and Obstacles.

Monitoring and Enforcement.

HOW CAN WE DO BETTER?

Incentive-Based Regulation: Theory.

Incentive-Based Regulation: Practice.

Promoting Clean Technology: Theory.

Promoting Clean Technology: Practice.

Energy Policy and the Environment.

CAN WE RESOLVE GLOBAL ISSUES?

Poverty, Population, and the Environment.

Environmental Policy in Poor Countries.

The Economics of Global Agreements.

Author Index.

Subject Index.

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