Economics of the Environment / Edition 5

Economics of the Environment / Edition 5

by Robert N. Stavins
     
 

ISBN-10: 0393927016

ISBN-13: 9780393927016

Pub. Date: 04/15/2005

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

Over four editions, Economics of the Environment has established itself as the standard student reader for environmental economics courses.
A rich complement to other texts, this accessible reader provides a balanced selection of classic and contemporary readings to firmly ground students’ understanding in the field’s primary literature. The Fifth…  See more details below

Overview

Over four editions, Economics of the Environment has established itself as the standard student reader for environmental economics courses.
A rich complement to other texts, this accessible reader provides a balanced selection of classic and contemporary readings to firmly ground students’ understanding in the field’s primary literature. The Fifth Edition has been carefully reorganized; over a third of the selections are new.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393927016
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
04/15/2005
Edition description:
Fifth Edition
Pages:
694
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

1How economists see the environment1
2The tragedy of the commons9
3The problem of social cost23
4Environmental regulation and the competitiveness of U.S. manufacturing : what does the evidence tell us?51
5Toward a new conception of the environment-competitiveness relationship92
6Tightening environmental standards : the benefit-cost or the no-cost paradigm?115
7The contingent valuation debate : why economists should care129
8Valuing the environment through contingent valuation146
9Contingent valuation : is some number better than no number?173
10Contingent valuation and lost passive use : damages from the Exxon Valdez oil spill194
11The value of life in legal contexts : survey and critique223
12Is there a role for benefit-cost analysis in environmental, health, and safety regulation?
13An eye on the future255
14Cost-benefit analysis : an ethical critique260
Replies to Steven Kelman270
15Economic instruments for environmental regulation277
16Environmental policy making in a second-best setting302
17What can we learn from the grand policy experiment? : lessons from SO[subscript 2] allowance trading334
18It's immoral to buy the right to pollute355
Replies to Michael Sandel357
19The environment and globalization359
20Confronting the environmental Kuznets curve399
21Creating incentives for international cooperation : strategic choices421
22Reflections on the economics of climate change445
23The cost of combating global warming : facing the tradeoffs462
24Kyoto's unfinished business469
25The role of economics in climate change policy479
26Sustainability : an economist's perspective503
27Economics of the Endangered Species Act514
28Conflicts and choices in biodiversity preservation533
29The choice of regulatory instruments in environmental policy547
30Environmental policy since Earth Day I : what have we gained?593
31Environmental regulation in the 1990s : a retrospective analysis616
32The impact of economics on environmental policy649

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