Environmental Economics / Edition 6

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Environmental Economics is an introduction to the basic principles of environmental economics as they have been developed in the past and as they continue to evolve. The examples discussed in this textbook represent only a sample of the full range of issues that actually exists. For this reason, the Sixth Edition sticks to the basic ideas and ways that environmental economists have found to make the basic concepts and models more specific and relevant to concrete environmental issues. The basic structure and sequence of chapters are unchanged but contain new and updated material that reflects the new research efforts by environmental economists over the last few years.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780073511481
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 9/14/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 512
  • Sales rank: 308,004
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Sect. 1 Introduction

Ch. 1 What is Environmental Economics?

Ch. 2 The Economy and the Environment

Sect. 2 Analytical Tools

Ch. 3 Benefits and Costs, Supply and Demand

Ch. 4 Economic Efficiency and Markets

Ch. 5 The Economics of Environmental Quality

Sect. 3 Environmental Analysis

Ch. 6 Frameworks of Analysis

Ch. 7 Benefit-Cost Analysis: Benefits

Ch. 8 Benefit-Cost Analysis: Costs

Sect. 4 Environmental Policy Analysis

Ch. 9 Criteria for Evaluating Environmental Policies

Ch. 10 Decentralized Policies: Liability Laws, Property Rights, Voluntary Action

Ch. 11 Command-and-Control Strategies: The Case of Standards

Ch. 12 Incentive-Based Strategies: Emission Charges and Subsidies

Ch. 13 Incentive-Based Strategies: Transferable Discharge Permits

Sect. 5 Environmental Policy in the United States

Ch. 14 Federal Water Pollution-Control Policy

Ch. 15 Federal Air Pollution Control Policy

Ch. 16 Federal Polity on Toxic and Hazardous Substances

Ch. 17 State and Local Environmental Issues

Sect. 6 International Environmental Issues

Ch. 18 Comparative Environmental Policies

Ch. 19 Economic Development and the Environment

Ch. 20 The Global Environment

Ch. 21 International Environmental Agreements

Appendix Abbreviations and Acronyms used in the book

Name Index

Subject Index

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