Environmental and Natural Resources Economics: Theory, Policy, and the Sustainable Society / Edition 4


Integrating aspects of philosophy, political science, and some environmental science with economics, this book provides a multidisciplinary and even approach to environmental economics and natural resources policy. Although it does not require a background in basic economic theory the book is rigorous both in analytical approach and content, utilizing both mainstream and alternative economic arguments. Included are a unique chapter on value systems and the role of ethics as well as substantial material on local sustainable development.
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A textbook for students from a wide range of backgrounds who might have had no previous exposure to economic theory. Hackett (economics, Humboldt State U., Arcata, California) suggests parts that can be used in a traditional one-semester course on environmental and resource economics, and others useful for a non-traditional course on the economics of a sustainable society. He mentions no date for the first edition, but the second includes Web sites at the end of each chapter and some exercises that require information from the Internet; it also incorporates recent events such as policy changes and the Kyoto Protocol. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Introduces concepts, theories, and policies in environmental and natural resources economics and explores the emerging area of sustainability studies. Offers mainstream coverage as well as coverage of limitations of standard economic analysis, and integrates nontraditional material on value systems, voluntary overcompliance, and sustainability issues at the international, national, and local levels. Material is accessible to undergraduate students from various backgrounds, yet rigorous enough for undergraduates majoring in economics. Includes case studies. A Web site offers interactive simulation learning modules using Excel. Especially useful for economics courses taught in multidisciplinary programs such as environmental studies or natural resources planning and interpretation. Paper edition (unseen), $27.95. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780765624956
  • Publisher: Sharpe, M. E. Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/21/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eTextbook
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 496
  • File size: 7 MB

Table of Contents

1 Introduction to environmental and natural resources economics 3
2 Value systems and economic systems 21
3 The economics of market allocation 41
4 Externalities, market failures, and policy interventions 66
5 The economics of natural resource systems, part I : theory and concepts 88
6 The economics of natural resource systems, part II : marine capture fisheries 129
7 Measurement and analysis of benefits and costs 153
8 The political economy of environmental regulation and resource management 203
9 Motivating regulatory compliance : monitoring, enforcement, and sanctions 229
10 Creating economic incentives for environmental protection and resource management 255
11 Global climate change : science, policy, and economics 283
12 Introduction to the concept of sustainability 323
13 Recognizing interdependencies and thinking long term 339
14 Sustainable economic development 391
15 Issues in sustainable production and consumption 426
16 Issues in the economics of sustainable local communities 453
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