Environmental Economics: Theory and Applicationsby Katar Singh, Anil Shishodia
This book is a comprehensive treatise on environmental economics with special focus on environmental policy and management. A balanced blend of theory and practice, the book outlines the basic concepts, theories, tools, and techniques of environmental economics, which not only enables readers to diagnose the root cause of environmental problems and identify
This book is a comprehensive treatise on environmental economics with special focus on environmental policy and management. A balanced blend of theory and practice, the book outlines the basic concepts, theories, tools, and techniques of environmental economics, which not only enables readers to diagnose the root cause of environmental problems and identify practicable solutions, but also facilitates in the design of environmental policy and management strategies.
Meet the Author
Professor Katar Singh is currently Honorary (Founder) Chairman, India Natural Resource Economics and Management (INREM) Foundation, Anand which is a nongovernmental academic organization committed to promoting teaching, training and research in natural resource economics and environment management, and improving natural resource management policies and programmes. He holds a Ph.D. in agricultural economics from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA, and has done postdoctoral research and advanced course work in natural resource economics from the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Oregon State University, Corvallis, USA and from the Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis, Indiana University Bloomington, USA.
He has over 45 years of teaching, training, research and consulting experience in the areas of agricultural and rural development, and natural resource economics and management. He was Director and RBI Chair Professor in the Institute of Rural Management, Anand (IRMA), India, and has also had a short stint as Director, Bankers Institute of Rural Development, Lucknow. He has also taught at the GB Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, India.
He has coordinated and conducted several research and consultancy projects funded by national and international agencies. A prolifi c writer, he has published over 120 articles and papers in professional journals of repute and authored/coauthored nine books, including a textbook Rural Development: Principles, Policies and Management, Second Ed. (SAGE, 1999), and another entitled Environmental Economics: Theory and Applications (SAGE, 2007), coauthored with Dr Anil Shishodia. He has also coedited three books, namely, Co-operative Management of Natural Resources (SAGE, 1996), Natural Resource Economics: Theory and Application in India (Oxford & IBH, 1997), and Designing and Managing Rural Development Organisations (Oxford & IBH, 2000).
Professor Singh is a life member of numerous bodies including the Indian Society of Agricultural Economics (ISAE) and the Indian Association of Public Administration (IAPA). He has been recipient of several awards and honours, including Rathindra Puraskar 2003, awarded by Visva Bharati University, Santi Niketan, in recognition of his significant contribution to education in rural development and Sir Chhotu Ram National Award for the year 1996–97, awarded by CSS Haryana Agriculture University, Hisar, in recognition of his outstanding research work in the field of agriculture and rural development.
Anil Shishodia is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Economics, Sardar Patel University (SPU), Vallabh Vidyanagar, Gujarat. He was a World Bank Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Environmental Economics at the Colorado State University, Fort Collins, USA, from August 1999 to May 2000, where he credited and audited a number of advanced courses in natural resources and environmental economics, including a course in environmental ethics. At SPU, he was instrumental in designing and offering a post-graduate level course in Environmental Economics. He has about 11 years of experience in teaching and research, and has published a number of articles on the subject.
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