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Environmental Economics / Edition 5

Environmental Economics / Edition 5

by Barry Field, Martha k Field


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Environmental Economics is an introduction to the basic principles of environmental economics as they have been developed in the past and as they continue to evolve. The examples discussed in this textbook represent only a sample of the full range of issues that actually exists. For this reason, the Fifth Edition sticks to the basic ideas and ways that environmental economists have found to make the basic concepts and models more specific and relevant to concrete environmental issues. The basic structure and sequence of chapters are unchanged but contains new and updated material that reflects the new research efforts by environmental economists over the last few years.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780073375762
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 09/04/2008
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 512
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

PrefaceSection I Introduction 1 What is Environmental Economics? 2 The Economy and the Environment Section II Analytical Tools 3 Benefits and Costs, Supply and Demand 4 Economic Efficiency and Markets 5 The Economics of Environmental Quality Section III Environmental Analysis 6 Frameworks of Analysis 7 Benefit-Cost Analysis: Benefits 8 Benefit-Cost Analysis: Costs Section IV Environmental Policy Analysis 9 Criteria for Evaluating Environmental Policies 10 Decentralized Policies 11 Command-and-Control Strategies: The Case of Standards 12 Incentive-Based Strategies: Emission Charges and Subsidies 13 Incentive-Based Strategies: Transferable Discharge Permits Section V Environmental Policy in the United States 14 Federal Water Pollution-Control Policy 15 Federal Air Pollution-Control Policy 16 Federal Policy on Toxic and Hazardous Substances 17 State and Local Environmental Issues Section VI International Environmental Issues (and more...)

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