Economics of the Environment: Theory and Policy / Edition 7

Economics of the Environment: Theory and Policy / Edition 7

by Horst Siebert
     
 

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… See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783540737063
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date:
02/13/2008
Edition description:
7th ed. 2008
Pages:
333
Product dimensions:
9.21(w) x 6.14(h) x 0.81(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1The problem3
Ch. 2Using the environment - an allocation problem7
Ch. 3Production theory and transformation space27
Ch. 4Optimal environmental use43
Ch. 5Environmental quality as a public good59
Ch. 6Property-rights approach to the environmental problem97
Ch. 7Incidence of an emission tax107
Ch. 8Policy instruments127
Ch. 9Policy instruments and the casuistics of pollution153
Ch. 10The political economy of environmental scarcity163
Ch. 11Environmental endowment, competitiveness and trade173
Ch. 12Transfrontier pollution195
Ch. 13Global environmental media209
Ch. 14Regional aspects of environmental allocation225
Ch. 15Long-term aspects of environmental quality247
Ch. 16Economic growth, sustainability and environmental quality263
Ch. 17Risk and environmental allocation281

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