Environmental and Natural Resource Economics / Edition 8

Environmental and Natural Resource Economics / Edition 8

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Environmental and Natural Resource Economics / Edition 8

Environmental and Natural Resource Economics, 8/e takes a policy-oriented approach, introducing economic theory in the context of debates and empirical work from the field. Students leave the course with a global perspective of both environmental and natural resource economics. Visions of the Future; Valuing the Environment: Concepts; Valuing the Environment: Methods; Property Rights, Externalities, and Environmental Problems; Dynamic Efficiency and Sustainable Development; The Population Problem; The Allocation of Depletable and Renewable Resources: An Overview; Energy: the Transition From Depletable to Renewable Resources; Recyclable Resources: Minerals, Paper, Bottles, and E-Waste; Replenishable but Depletable Resources: Water; Land; Reproducible Private-Property Resources: Agriculture; Storable, Renewable Resources: Forests; Common-Pool Resources: Fisheries and Other Commercially Valuable Species; Economics of Pollution Control: An Overview; Stationary-Source Local Air Pollution; Regional and Global Air Pollutants: Acid Rain and Atmospheric Modification; Mobile-Source Air Pollution; Water Pollution; Toxic Substances; Environmental Justice; Development, Poverty, and the Environment; The Quest for Sustainable Development; Visions of the Future Revisited. For all readers interested in environmental and natural resource economics.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780321485717
Publisher: Addison Wesley
Publication date: 08/08/2008
Series: Pearson Custom Business Resources Series
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 688
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Visions of the Future
Introduction Future Environmental Challenges Meeting the Challenges How Will Societies Respond?
The Role of Economics The Road Ahead

Chapter 2. Valuing the Environment: Concepts
Introduction The Human Environment Relationship Normative Criteria for Decision-Making Finding the Optimal Outcome Applying the Concepts
Appendix: The Simple Mathematics of Dynamic Efficiency

Chapter 3. Valuing the Environment: Methods
Introduction Why Value the Environment?
Valuing Benefits Cost-Effectiveness Analysis Impact Analysis

Chapter 4. Property Rights, Externalities, and Environmental Problems
Introduction Property Rights Externalities as a Source of Market Failure Improperly Designed Property Rights Systems Public Goods Imperfect Market Structures Divergence of Social and Private Discount Rates Government Failure The Pursuit of Efficiency An Efficient Role for Government

Chapter 5. Dynamic Efficiency and Sustainable Development
Introduction A Two-Period Model Defining Intertemporal Fairness Are Efficient Allocations Fair?
Applying the Sustainability Criterion Implications for Environmental Policy
Appendix: The Mathematics of the Two-Period Model

Chapter 6. The Population Problem
Introduction Historical Perspective Effects of Population Growth on Economic Development The Population/Environment Connection Effects of Economic Development on Population Growth The Economic Approach to Population Control Urbanization A Note on Using GIS to Map Population Data

Chapter 7. The Allocation of Depletable and Renewable Resources: An Overview
Introduction A Resource Taxonomy Efficient Intertemporal Allocations Market Allocations
Appendix: Extensions of the Basic Depletable Resource Model

Chapter 8. Energy: The Transition from Depletable to Renewable Resources
Introduction Natural Gas: Price Controls Oil: The Cartel Problem Fossil Fuels: National Security and Climate Considerations The Other Depletable Sources: Unconventional Oil, Coal and Nuclear Electricity Energy Efficiency Transitioning to Renewables

Chapter 9. Recyclable Resources: Minerals, Paper, Bottles, and E-Waste
Introduction An Efficient Allocation of Recyclable Resources Factors Mitigating Resource Scarcity Market Imperfections

Chapter 10. Replenishable but Depletable Resources: Water
Introduction The Potential for Water Scarcity The Efficient Allocation of Scarce Water The Current Allocation System Potential Remedies GIS and Water Resources

Chapter 11. Land
Introduction The Economics of Land Allocation Sources of Inefficient Use and Conversion Special Problems in Developing Countries Innovative Market-Based Policy Remedies

Chapter 12. Reproducible Private-Property Resources: Agriculture
Introduction Global Scarcity Formulating the Global Scarcity Hypothesis Testing the Hypothesis The Role of Agricultural Policies A Summing Up Distribution of Food Resources Feast and Famine Cycles

Chapter 13. Storable, Renewable Resources: Forests
Introduction Characterizing Forest Harvesting Decisions Sources of Inefficiency Poverty and Debt Sustainable Forestry Public Policy
Appendix: The Harvesting Decision: Forests

Chapter 14. Common-Pool Resources: Fisheries and Other Commercially Valuable Species
Introduction Efficient Allocations Appropriability and Market Solutions Public Policy Toward Fisheries
Appendix: The Harvesting Decision: Fisheries

Chapter 15. Economics of Pollution Control: An Overview
Introduction A Pollutant Taxonomy Defining the Efficient Allocation of Pollution Market Allocation of Pollution Efficient Policy Responses Cost-Effective Policies for Uniformly Mixed Fund Pollutants Cost-Effective Policies for Nonuniformly Mixed Surface Pollutants Other Policy Dimensions
Appendix: The Simple Mathematics of Cost-Effective Pollution Control

Chapter 16. Stationary-Source Local Air Pollution
Introduction Conventional Pollutants Innovative Approaches

Chapter 17. Regional and Global Air Pollutants: Acid Rain and Atmospheric Modification
Introduction Regional Pollutants Global Pollutant

Chapter 18. Mobile-Source Air Pollution
Introduction The Economics of Mobile-Source Pollution Policy Toward Mobile Sources An Economic and Political Assessment

Chapter 19. Water Pollution
Introduction Nature of Water Pollution Problems Traditional Water Pollution Control Policy Efficiency and Cost-Effectiveness

Chapter 20. Toxic Substances
Introduction Market Allocations and Toxic Substances Current Policy An Assessment of the Legal Remedies

Chapter 21. Environmental Justice
Introduction The Incidence of Hazardous Waste Siting Decisions The Incidence of Pollution Control Costs: Individual Industries The Generation of Pollutants The Incidence on Households Implications for Policy

Chapter 22. Development, Poverty, and the Environment
Introduction The Growth Process Energy Outlook for the Near Future The Growth-Development Relationship Growth and Poverty: The Industrialized Nations Poverty in the Less Industrialized Nations

Chapter 23. The Quest for Sustainable Development
Introduction Sustainability of Development Managing the Transition

Chapter 24. Visions of the Future Revisited
Addressing the Issues

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