Economics and the Environment / Edition 7

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Overview

Economics and the Environment7th Edition, provides a rigorous and comprehensive presentation of the "standard analysis," including the property-rights basis of environmental problems, efficient pollution control, benefit-estimation procedures, and incentive based procedures. This text examines a broad range of topics in environmental and natural resource economics. It presents in-depth treatment of important issues at the cutting edge of environmental policy debates. The focus is on equipping students with the tools necessary to analyse current environmental issues as an economist would.

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This textbook introduces the issues related to environmental policy debates and explains the economist's tools for analyzing them. It pairs the standard economic analysis with ethical and ecological concerns. The book considers the determination of acceptable levels of pollution, the government's abilities and limitations, the possibilities for improvement, and the resolution of global issues. Goodstein teaches at Lewis and Clark College. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118539729
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 11/18/2013
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 544
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Chapter 1: Four Economic Questions about Global Warming

Chapter 2: Ethics and Economics

Chapter 3: Pollution and Resource Degradation as Externalities

Chapter 4: The Efficiency Standard

Chapter 5: Measuring the Benefits of Environmental Protection

Chapter 6: Measuring the Costs of Environmental Protection

Chapter 7: The Safety Standard

Chapter 8: The Sustainability Standard

Chapter 9: Measuring Sustainability

Chapter 10: Natural Resources and Ecosystem Services

Chapter 11: Is More Really Better? Consumption and Welfare

Chapter 12: The Political Economy of Environmental Regulation

Chapter 13: An Overview of Environmental Legislation

Chapter 14: The Regulatory Record: Achievements and Obstacles

Chapter 15: Incentive-Based Regulation: Theory

Chapter 16: Incentive Based Regulation: Practice

Chapter 17: Promoting Clean Technology: Theory

Chapter 18: Energy and the Future

Chapter 19: Poverty, Population, and the Environment

Chapter 20: Environmental Policy in Poor Countries

Chapter 21: The Economics of Global Agreements

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