Environmental Conflict / Edition 1

Environmental Conflict / Edition 1

by Jeffrey J. Pompe, James R. Rinehart
     
 

This straightforward translation of environmental economics discusses issues and concerns that have long-lasting and often substantial effects. The authors bridge the gap between the natural and social sciences by examining how economic decisions interact with the environment. In addition, they explain why economics plays an important role in clarifying environmental… See more details below

Overview

This straightforward translation of environmental economics discusses issues and concerns that have long-lasting and often substantial effects. The authors bridge the gap between the natural and social sciences by examining how economic decisions interact with the environment. In addition, they explain why economics plays an important role in clarifying environmental issues and formulating solutions. Environmental Conflict analyzes policy choices and provides a basic methodology for understanding a broad range of environmental topics. These include the tragedy of the commons, the importance of incentives and markets, the role of government, property rights, benefit-cost analysis, natural resource use, pollution control, economic growth, international trade, global warming, and biodiversity loss.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791454565
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
09/28/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
186
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

1. Introduction: More than You Know

2. Unfortunately, the Best Things in Life Aren't Free: How Economists Think

3. T'aint What You Do (It's the Way that Cha Do It): Why Do We Spoil the Environment?

4. Who Will Buy?: Weighing the Value of Environmental Goods

5. Lovely to Look At, Delightful to Know: Preserving Our Natural Resources

6. Where Be the Dragons?: The Loss of Biodiversity

7. I Get Along without You Very Well: Solving Pollution Problems

8. How High the Sky: Acid Rain, Ozone Depletion, and Global Warming

9. AWorrisome Thing: The Environment and Economic Growth

10. Conclusion: I'm Beginning to See the Light

Notes

Bibliography and Selected Readings

Index

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