Kneese examines issues surrounding benefits assessment, including such tools as bidding games, surveys, property value studies, wage differentials, risk reduction evaluation, and mortality and morbidity cost estimation. He discusses methods for quantitatively estimating benefits derived from the maintenance or improvement of air and water quality. Suitable for undergraduate classroom use.
Originally published in 1984
Table of Contents
Part I: Basics
1. Introduction to Benefit-Cost Analysis
2. What are Economic Benefits?
3. Links Between Actions Affecting the Environment and Their Effects on Humans
4. Assigning Economic Values to Cleaner Air and Water Part II: Case Studies in Urban Air Pollution
5. Aggregate Epidemiology: The Sixty Cities Study
6. Disaggregate Epidemiology and Morbidity from Ozone Exposure
7. Air-Quality Benefits in the South Coast Air Basin and in San Francisco
8. Air Quality, Wages, and National Benefits from Urban Air Pollution Control Part III: Case Studies in Rural and Regional Air and Water Pollution
9. Effect of Air Quality on U.S. Agriculture
10. National Freshwater Benefits of Water-Pollution Control
11. Emerging Areas for Benefit Estimation: Visibility, Acid Rain, and Groundwater Contamination Part IV: Conclusion
12. Concluding Notes Part V: Bibliography and Index