Environmental Economics: An Introduction / Edition 4

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Overview

Twenty-one chapters covering Cost and Benefits of Environmental Policy, Environmental Analysis, Policy Analysis, US Policy (Air Pollution, Toxic Wastes, State and Local Issues), and International Environmental Issues.

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For readers with no background in the field, presents the major principles of economics in a commonsense but rigorous manner and provides some examples of how they have been applied to issues of environmental quality. The topics include analytical tools, environmental and policy analysis, and international issues. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780073137513
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 9/28/2005
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 528
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1 What is Environmental Economics? 3
2 The Economy and the Environment 21
3 Benefits and Costs, Supply and Demand 43
4 Economic Efficiency and Markets 63
5 The Economics of Environmental Quality 83
6 Frameworks of Analysis 109
7 Benefit-Cost Analysis: Benefits 134
8 Benefit-Cost Analysis: Costs 158
9 Criteria for Evaluating Environmental Policies 181
10 Decentralized Policies: Liability Laws, Property Rights, Moral Suasion 192
11 Command-and-Control Strategies: The Case of Standards 210
12 Incentive-Based Strategies: Emission Charges and Subsidies 230
13 Incentive-Based Strategies: Transferable Discharge Permits 253
14 Federal Water Pollution-Control Policy 269
15 Federal Air Pollution-Control Policy 296
16 Federal Policy on Toxic and Hazardous Substances 325
17 State and Local Environmental Issues 354
18 Environmental Issues in Other Industrialized Countries 381
19 Economic Development and the Environment 402
20 The Global Environment 427
21 International Environmental Agreements 453
Index of Names 475
Index of Subjects 481
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