Principles of Environmental Economics: Economics, Ecology and Environmental Policy

Principles of Environmental Economics: Economics, Ecology and Environmental Policy

by Ahmed Hussen
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415195713

ISBN-13: 9780415195713

Pub. Date: 11/28/1999

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This text offers a systematic exposition of environmental and natural resource economics. It presents the economic and ecological principles essential for a clear understanding of contemporary environmental and natural resource issues and policy considerations. Environmental and natural resource issues are considered in a broad, interdisciplinary context that does

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This text offers a systematic exposition of environmental and natural resource economics. It presents the economic and ecological principles essential for a clear understanding of contemporary environmental and natural resource issues and policy considerations. Environmental and natural resource issues are considered in a broad, interdisciplinary context that does not treat them as just another subset of applied economics. The main subject areas include:
* basic economic concepts specifically relevant to environmental economics
* the economics of natural resource scarcity
* ecology, economics and the biophysical constraints to economic growth
* ecological economics
* the economics of sustainable development
* the economics of pollution
* valuing the environment
* the economics of natural resources
* population, development and the environment.
The author develops specific tools to illuminate the central problems of environmental economics. Fundamental economic concepts specifically relevant to environmental and resource economics are introduced and then integrated with ecological principles and approaches. This text presents an integrated understanding of environmental and resource economics that acknowledges the disciplinary tie between economics and ecology. This student-friendly textbook includes a variety of study tools including case studies, revision questions and discussion questions.
Written in a clear and accessible style, Principles Of Environmental and Natural Resource Economics considers a variety of real world examples to illustrate the policy relevance and implications of key economic and ecological concepts.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415195713
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/28/1999
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

PART I: The "Preanalytic" Vision of Natural Resources: The Standard Economic Perspective

1. The Concept of Resources and Resource Scarcity: An Economic Perspective

PART II: Markets, Efficiency, Technology, and Alternative Economic Indicators of Natural

Resource Scarcity

2. Resource Scarcity, Economic Efficiency and Markets: How the Invisible Hand Works

3. Market Signals of Natural Resource Scarcity: Resource Price, Rent, and Extraction Cost

PART III: Ecology: The Economics of Nature

4. The Concept of Natural Resources:

An Ecological Perspective

PART IV: Fundamentals of the Economics of Environmental Resources

5. The Market, Externality, and the "Optimal" Trade-Off between Environmental Quality and Environmental Goods

PART V: The Perennial Debates on the Biophysical Limitations to

Economic Growth

6. Biophysical Limits to Economic Growth: The Malthusian Perspective

7. Biophysical Limits to Economic Growth: The Neoclassical Economic Perspective

8. Biophysical Limits to Economic Growth: The Ecological Economic perspective

9. The Economics of Sustainable

Development

PART VI: The Economics of Environmental Resources: Public Policies and Cost-Benefit Estimations of Environmental Damage

10. The Economic Theory of Pollution Control: The Optimal Level of Pollution

11. The Economics of Environmental Regulations: Regulating the

Environment through Judicial Procedures

12. The Economics of Environmental Regulations: Regulating the Environment Through Judicial Procedures

13. Global Environmental Pollution: Acid Rain, Ozone Depletion, and Global Warming

14. The Economic Theory and Measurement of

Environmental Damage (Benefit): Valuing the Environment

15. A Framework for Assessing the Worthiness of an Environmental Project: Cost-Benefit Analysis

PART VII: Basic Elements of the Economic Theories of Renewable and Non-Renewable Resources

16. Fundamental Principles of

the Economics of Renewable Resources:The Case of Fishery

17. Fundamental Principles of the Economics of Non-Renewable Resources

PART VIII: Resource Scarcity, Population, Poverty and the Environment

18. Population, Development and Environmental Degradation in the Developing

World

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