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  • ISBN-13: 9780312094775
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/1993
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 5
The economics of the environment: an introduction 7
Pt. I Basic concepts: the economy and the environment 25
1 The economics of the coming spaceship Earth 27
2 The economic growth debate: what some economists have learnt but many have not 36
3 The property interface 50
4 The tragedy of the commons 60
Pt. II Valuation methods and applications 71
5 Conservation reconsidered 73
6 Option value: a general approach 81
7 The disparity between willingness to accept and willingness to pay measures of value 92
8 Contingent valuation in fisheries management: the design of satisfactory contingent valuation formats 101
9 Estimating option prices and existence values for wildlife resources 112
10 The marginal value of job safety: a contingent valuation study 129
11 The value of the environment: a state of the art survey 142
12 Hedonic price estimation of variable urban air quality 167
13 Time and the recreational demand model 171
14 The generalized travel cost model and water quality benefits: a reconsideration 184
15 An economic analysis of air pollution and health: the case of St. Louis 194
16 Valuing public goods: a comparison of survey and hedonic approaches 204
17 Measuring values of extramarket goods: are indirect measures biased? 220
Pt. III Instruments for environmental control and applications 227
18 The use of standards and prices for protection of the environment 229
19 Effluent charges and licenses under uncertainty 240
20 Treating external diseconomies - markets or taxes? 253
21 Economic instruments for environmental regulation 267
Pt. IV Environment and sustainable development 287
22 Criteria for sustainable agricultural development 289
23 Allocation, distribution and scale as determinants of environmental degradation: case studies of Haiti, El Salvador and Costa Rica 294
24 The economics of environmental degradation: problems, causes and responses 316
25 Wasting assets: natural resources in the national income accounts 364
Pt. V International and global environmental problems 389
26 Economics and the global environmental challenge 391
27 International environmental problems 407
28 Biological diversity and developing countries 437
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