RFF Reader in Environmental and Resource Policy

ISBN-10: 1933115173

ISBN-13: 9781933115177

Edition: 2nd 2006 (Revised)

Authors: Wallace Oates

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The second edition of the popular RFF Reader brings together much of the best work published by researchers at Resources for the Future. Many articles in the Reader were originally published in RFF's quarterly magazine, Resources. Wally Oates has supplemented that with material drawn from other RFF works, including issue briefs and special reports. The readings provide concise, insightful background and perspectives on a broad range of environmental issues including benefit-cost analysis, environmental regulation, hazardous and toxic waste, environmental equity, and the environmental challenges in developing nations and transitional economies. Natural-resource topics include resource management, biodiversity, and sustainable agriculture. The articles address many of today's most difficult public policy questions, such as environmental policy and economic growth, and "When is a Life Too Costly to Save?" New to the second edition is an expanded set of readings on global climate change and sustainability, plus cutting-edge policy applications on topics like the environment and public health and the growing problem of antibiotic and pesticide resistance. For general readers, the RFF Reader has been an accessible, nontechnical, authoritative introduction to key issues in environmental and natural resources policy. It has been especially effective in demonstrating the contribution that economics and other social science research can make toward improving public debate and decisionmaking. Organized to follow the contents of popular textbooks in environmental economics and politics, it has also found wide use in beginning environmental policy courses.
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List price: $53.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 1/9/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.782
Language: English

An Economic Perspective on Environmental Policy and Resource Management: An Introduction
Science and Environmental Policy
What the Science Says: How We Use It and Abuse It to Make Health and Environmental Policy
Using Science Soundly: The Yucca Mountain Standard
Valuation of the Environment and Benefit-Cost Analysis
Economics Clarifies Choices about Managing Risk
Health-Based Environmental Standards: Balancing Costs with Benefits
Discounting the Future: Economics and Ethics
Time and Money: Discounting's Problematic Allure
How Much Will People Pay for Longevity?
The Faustian Bargain: Risk, Ethics and Nuclear Energy
Environmental Regulation
Market-Based Approaches to Environmental Policy: A 'Refresher' Course
Trading Cases: Five Examples of the Use of Markets in Environmental and Resource Management
Economics Incentives Versus Command and Control
Unleashing the Clean Water Act: The Promise and Challenge of the TMDL Approach to Water Quality
Penny-Wise and Pound-Fuelish? New Car Mileage Standards in the United States
Is Gasoline Undertaxed in the United States?
Pay as You Slow: Road Pricing to Reduce Traffic Congestion
Cleaner Air, Cleaner Water: One Can Lead to the Other in the Chesapeake Bay
Environmental Accounting and Statistics
Accounting for the Environment
Greening the GDP: Is It Desirable? Is It Feasible?
Environmental Federalism
Environmental Federalism
The Arsenic Rule: A Case for Decentralized Standard Setting?
The Interstate Transport of Air Pollution: A Regulatory Dilemma
State Innovation for Environmental Improvements: Experimental Federalism
Resource Management and Conservation
Catching Market Efficiencies: Quota-Based Fisheries Management
Marketing Water: The Obstacles and the Impetus
Ecosystem Management: An Uncharted Path for Public Forests
Carving Out Some Space: A Guide to Land Preservation Strategies
A Market Approach to Land Preservation
Preserving Biodiversity as a Resource
Cost-Effective Conservation: A Review of What Works to Preserve Biodiversity
Energy Policy for the Twenty-First Century
Setting Energy Policy in the Modern Era: Tough Challenges Lie Ahead
Petroleum: Energy Independence is Unrealistic
Coal: Dirty Cheap Energy
Nuclear Power: Clean, Costly, and Controversial
Renewable Sources of Electricity: Safe Bet or Tilting at Windmills?
The Effectiveness and Cost of Energy Efficiency Programs
Global Climate Change
Climate Change and Climate Policy
How Much Climate Change is Too Much? An Economics Perspective
Choosing Price or Quantity Controls for Greenhouse Gases
Rethinking Fossil Fuels: The Necessary Step Toward Practical Climate Policy
Forest "Sinks" as a Tool for Climate-Change Policymaking
Thinking About Sustainable Development
The Difficulty in Defining Sustainability
An Almost Practical Step Toward Sustainability
Environmental Policy in Developing and Transitional Countries
Are Market-Based Instruments the Right First Choice for Countries in Transition?
Demonstrating Emissions Trading in Taiyuan, China
Saving the Trees by Helping the Poor: A Look at Small Producers along Brazil's Transamazon Highway
Small is Not Necessarily Beautiful: Coping with Dirty Microenterprises in Developing Countries
New Investment Abroad: Can It Reduce Chinese Greenhouse Gas Emissions?
New Horizons in Environmental Management
Fighting Antibiotic Resistance: Can Economic Incentives Play a Role?
Fending Off Invasive Species: Can We Draw the Line Without Turning to Trade Tariffs?
An Historical Perspective
Forty Years in an Emerging Field: Economics and Environmental Policy in Retrospect
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