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Environmental and Natural Resource Economics A Contemporary Approach

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ISBN-10: 0618133925

ISBN-13: 9780618133925

Edition: 2002

Authors: Jonathan M. Harris

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'Environmental and Natural Resource Economics' offers an introduction to the broad perspective of ecological economics together with standard economic theory.
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Book details

List price: $102.36
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
Publication date: 3/22/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.980
Language: English

Contents Note: Each chapter concludes with a Summary, Key Terms and Concepts, Discussion Questions, References, and Web Sites. I. Introduction: The Economy and the Environment 1. Changing Perspectives on the Environment Economics and the Environment. Two Approaches A Framework for Understanding the Ecological Perspective Environmental Microeconomics and Macroeconomics A Look Ahead 2. Resources, Environment, and Economic Development A Brief History of Economic Growth and the Environment A Summary of Recent Growth The Future of Economic Growth and the Environment Sustainable Development II. Economic Analysis of Environmental Issues 3. The Theory of Environmental Externalities External Costs and Benefits Positive Externalities Welfare Analysis of Externalities Property Rights and the Coase Theorem Limitations of the Coase Theorem 4. Resource Allocation Over Time Allocation of Nonrenewable Resources Hotelling's Rule and Time Discounting 5. Common Property Resources and Public Goods Common Property, Open-Access, and Property Rights The Environment as a Public Good The Global Commons 6. Valuing the Environment Cost-Benefit Analysis Techniques of Valuation Balancing Present and Future: The Discount Rate Dealing with Risk and Uncertainty Comparing Costs and Benefits Conclusion: How Useful Is Cost-Benefit Analysis? III. Ecological Economics and Environmental Accounting 7. Ecological Economics: Some Basic Concepts Natural Capital Issues of Macroeconomic Scale Long-Term Sustainability 8. National Income and Environmental Accounting Greening the National Income Accounts Applications of Environment and Resource Accounting Measuring Well-Being: Social and Ecological Dimensions 9. Modeling Economic and Ecological Systems Energy and Resource Flow Analysis Input-Output Analysis Economic and Ecological Modeling IV. Population, Agriculture, and the Environment 10. Population and the Environment The Dynamics of Population Growth The Theory of Demographic Transition Population Growth and Economic Growth Ecological Perspectives on Population Growth Population Policies for the Twenty-First Century 11. Agriculture, Food, and Environment Feeding the World: Population and Food Supply Trends in Global Food Production Projections for the Future Agriculture's Impact on the Environment Sustainable Agriculture for the Future V. Energy and Resources 12. Resources: Scarcity and Abundance The Supply of Nonrenewable Resources Economic Theory of Nonrenewable Resource Use Global Scarcity or Increasing Abundance? The Economics of Recycling 13. Energy: The Great Transition Energy and Economic Systems Economic and Ecological Analyses of Energy Energy Trends and Projections Economics of Alternative Energy Futures Policies for Future Energy Development 14. Natural Resource Use: Fisheries Principles of Resource Management Ecological and Economic Analyses of Fisheries The Economics of Fisheries in Practice Policies for Sustainable Fisheries Management 15. Ecosystem Management: Forest and Water Systems The Economics of Forest Management Forest Loss and Biodiversity Policies for Sustainable Forest Management Water: Depletion and Renewal Policies for Sustainable Water Management Conclusion: Reconciling Economic and Ecological Principles VI. Pollution: Impacts and Policy Responses 16. Pollution: Analysis and Policy The Economics of Pollution Control Pollution Control Policies: Standards, Taxes, Permits Pollution Control Policies in Practice Policy Choice: Pollution Taxes Versus Tradable Permits Cumulative and Global Pollutants 17. Industrial Ecology Economic and Ecological Views of Production Closing the Loops: The Potential of Industrial Ecology Industrial Ecology on a Global Scale Policies to Promote Industrial Ecology 18. Global Climate Change Causes and Consequences of Climate Change Economic Analysis of Climate Change Analyzing Long-Term Environmental Effects Policy Responses to Climate Change VII. Environment, Trade, and Development 19. World Trade and the Environment Environmental Impact of Trade Trade and Environment: Policy and Practice Trade Agreements and the Environment Strategies for Sustainable Trade 20. Institutions for Sustainable Development The Economics of Sustainable Development Reforming Global Institutions Policies for Sustainable Development