Economics of the Environment: Theory and Policy / Edition 2

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Overview

The book interprets nature and the environment as a scare resource. It offers a theoretical study of the allocation problem and describes different policy approaches to the environmental problem. The entire spectrum of the allocation issue is studied: the use of the environment in a static context, international and trade aspects of environmental allocation, regional dimensions, global environmental media, environmental use over time and under uncertainty. The book incorporates a variety of economic approaches, including neoclassical analysis, the public-goods approach, benefit-cost analysis, property-rights ideas, economic policy and public-finance reasoning, international trade theory, regional science, optimization theory, and risk analysis. The different aspects of environmental allocation are studied in the context of a single model that is used through the book.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780387172835
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
  • Publication date: 7/28/1987
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 273

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 The problem 3
Ch. 2 Using the environment - an allocation problem 7
Ch. 3 Production theory and transformation space 27
Ch. 4 Optimal environmental use 43
Ch. 5 Environmental quality as a public good 59
Ch. 6 Property-rights approach to the environmental problem 97
Ch. 7 Incidence of an emission tax 107
Ch. 8 Policy instruments 127
Ch. 9 Policy instruments and the casuistics of pollution 153
Ch. 10 The political economy of environmental scarcity 163
Ch. 11 Environmental endowment, competitiveness and trade 173
Ch. 12 Transfrontier pollution 195
Ch. 13 Global environmental media 209
Ch. 14 Regional aspects of environmental allocation 225
Ch. 15 Long-term aspects of environmental quality 247
Ch. 16 Economic growth, sustainability and environmental quality 263
Ch. 17 Risk and environmental allocation 281
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