Principles of Environmental Economics: Economics, Ecology and Public Policy / Edition 2

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With international case studies and examples, this book will prove an excellent choice for introducing both students and other academics to the world of environmental economics.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415275590
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 4/9/2004
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Ahmed M. Hussen is Professor of Economics, Kalamazoo College, Michigan, USA.

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Table of Contents

Case studies
Pt. 1 Fundamental assumptions, concepts, and theories of economics and ecology essential for understanding the links between the natural environment and the human economy 1
1 The natural environment and the human economy : the neoclassical economic perspective 3
2 The natural environment and the human economy : an ecological perspective 18
Pt. 2 The economics of the environment : theories and alternative public policy instruments 43
3 Fundamentals of the economics of environmental resources : the "optimal" trade-off between environmental quality and economic goods 45
4 The economic theory of pollution control : the "optimal" level of pollution 67
5 The economics of environmental regulations : regulating the environment through judicial procedures 88
6 The economics of environmental regulations : pollution taxes and transferable emission permits 106
7 Global environmental pollution : acid rain, ozone depletion and global warming 126
Pt. 3 Valuing the environment 141
8 Economic valuation of environmental services 143
9 A framework for assessing the worthiness of an environmental project : cost-benefit analysis and others 172
Pt. 4 The perennial debates on the biophysical limits to economic growth and the emerging paradiagm of sustainable development 199
10 Biophysical limits to economic growth : the malthusian perspective 201
11 Biophysical limits to economic growth : the neoclassical economic perspective 221
12 Biophysical limits to economic growth : the ecological economics perspective 243
13 The economics of sustainable development 266
Pt. 5 The problems of poverty and environmental sustainability in the developing countries of the world 289
14 Population, development, and environmental degradation in the developing world 291
App. A Resource scarcity, economic efficiency and markets : how the invisible hand works 323
App. B: List of important websites 335
Index 338
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