Economics and the Environment

ISBN-10: 0471763098
ISBN-13: 9780471763093
Edition: 5th 2008 (Revised)
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Description: In its fifth edition, Economics and the Environment provides a rigorous and comprehensive presentation of the "standard analysis," including the property-rights basis of environmental problems, efficient pollution control, benefit-estimation  More...

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Book details

List price: $179.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/27/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 528
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

In its fifth edition, Economics and the Environment provides a rigorous and comprehensive presentation of the "standard analysis," including the property-rights basis of environmental problems, efficient pollution control, benefit-estimation procedures, and incentive based procedures. Broader topics such as the ethical foundations of environmental economics, an introduction to ecological economics, a safety-based approach to controlling pollution, the economic critique of growth, the potential for government failure, the promotion of "clean technology," and opportunities for sustainable development in poor countries are all covered throughout the text.

Preface
Introduction
Four Economic Questions About Global Warming
How Much Pollution is Too Much?
Ethics and Economics
Pollution and Resource Degradation as Externalities
The Efficiency Standard
The Safety Standard
Sustainability: A Neoclassic View
Sustainability: An Ecological View
Measuring the Benefits of Environmental Protection
Measuring the Costs of Environmental Protection
Benefit-Cost in Practice: Implementing the Efficiency Standard
Is More Really Better? Consumption and Welfare
Is Government up to the Job?
The Political Economy of Environmental Regulation
An Overview of Environmental Legislation
The Regulatory Record: Achievements and Obstacles
Monitoring and Enforcement
How Can we do Better?
Incentive-Based Regulation
Incentive-Based Regulation: Practice
Promoting Clean Technology: Theory
Energy Policy and the Environment
Can we Resolve Global Issues?
Poverty, Population, and the Environment
Environmental Policy in Poor Countries
The Economics of Global Agreements
Selected Websites
Author Index
Subject Index

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