Environmental Economics for Sustainable Growth: A Handbook for Practitioners

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Written by individuals who have been involved in the "Political Economy of the Environment" program of the World Bank Institute, this volume presents the economic tools used by the program to choose between policy- and decision-making processes at macro, sector, and project levels for development programs. The aim of the work is to integrate economy-wide policies with the analytical tools for monetary valuation of environmental impacts. After studying the relationship between policies, laws, regulations, and the environment, revealed and stated preference valuation methods are explored in terms of natural resources and the health impact of air pollution. Annotation c. Book News, Inc.,Portland, OR
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Table of Contents

List of figures
List of tables
List of boxes
Foreword
Acknowledgements
1 Introduction and structure 1
Pt. I Economy-Wide Policies and the Environment
2 Sustainable development vision in a global context 15
3 Macroeconomic policies and the environment 41
4 Sectoral policies and the environment 109
5 Policies, instruments and the environment 165
6 Laws, regulations and institutions 219
7 National environmental strategies 247
8 Economy-wide policies and the valuation of environmental impacts 269
Pt. II Environmental Valuation Methods for Policies and Projects
9 Economic principles and overview of valuation methods 291
10 Revealed preference: direct proxy methods 331
11 Revealed preference: indirect proxy methods 363
12 Stated preference: contingent valuation methods 421
13 Use of monetary values of environmental and natural resources for benefit-cost analysis: an application to a soil moisture conservation project in Tunisia 489
14 Use of monetary values of environmental and natural resources in the framework of national accounts: an application to Costa Rica 515
15 Valuing health impacts: a case study of air pollution in New Delhi, India 533
Index 557
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