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The Theory of Environmental Policy / Edition 2
     

The Theory of Environmental Policy / Edition 2

by William J. Baumol, Wallace E. Oates
 

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ISBN-10: 0521311128

ISBN-13: 9780521311120

Pub. Date: 06/28/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

By covering the theory of externalitites and its application to environmental policy, the authors have retained the basic structure and organization of the first edition, which has become a standard reference in the field.

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By covering the theory of externalitites and its application to environmental policy, the authors have retained the basic structure and organization of the first edition, which has become a standard reference in the field.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521311120
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/28/2005
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
299
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the second edition; Preface to the first edition; 1. Introduction: economic and environmental policy; Part I. On The Theory of Externalities: 2. Relevance and the theory of externalities; 3. Externalities: definition, significant types, and optimal-pricing conditions; 4. Externalities: formal analysis; 5. Uncertainty and the choice of policy instruments: price or quantity controls?; 6. Market imperfections and the number of participants; 7. Are competitive outputs with detrimental externalities necessarily excessive?; 8. Detrimental externalities and nonconvexities in the production set; 9. On optimal pricing of exhaustible resources; Part II. On The Design of Environmental Policy: 10. Introduction to Part II; 11. Efficiency without optimality: the charges and standards approach; 12. Marketable emission permits for protection of the environment; 13. Stochastic influences, direct controls, and taxes; 14. Taxes versus subsidies: a partial analysis; 15. Environmental protection and the distribution of income; 16. International environmental issues; 17. national or local standards for environmental quality?; Index.

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