Environmental Economics

Environmental Economics

by Stephen Smith
     
 

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In this Very Short Introduction, Stephen Smith shows how the field of environmental economics looks at how economic activity and policy can affect the environment in which we live. The book discusses environmental issues including pollution control, reducing environmental damage, global climate change policies, questions about how we should balanceSee more details below

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In this Very Short Introduction, Stephen Smith shows how the field of environmental economics looks at how economic activity and policy can affect the environment in which we live. The book discusses environmental issues including pollution control, reducing environmental damage, global climate change policies, questions about how we should balance environmental and economic considerations, and what form government policies should take. In recent years, Smith reveals, many economists have argued for greater use of incentives such as pollution charges and emissions trading rather than more traditional direct regulation of polluters. Including many illustrative case studies, this book offers an illuminating introduction to an exciting field of economics.

About the Series: Combining authority with wit, accessibility, and style, Very Short Introductions offer an introduction to some of life's most interesting topics. Written by experts for the newcomer, they demonstrate the finest contemporary thinking about the central problems and issues in hundreds of key topics, from philosophy to Freud, quantum theory to Islam.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199583584
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
11/01/2011
Series:
Very Short Introductions Series
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
740,213
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Stephen Smith is a Professor of Economics at University College London, and Executive Dean of the Faculty of Social and Historical Sciences.

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