Environmental and Natural Resource Economics A Contemporary Approach

ISBN-10: 0765637928

ISBN-13: 9780765637925

Edition: 3rd 2014 (Revised)

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Now published by M.E. Sharpe, this third edition text deftly balances classical cost/benefit analysis with the newer approach of ecological economics. The difficulties of assigning value and prices to everything in the field are explored thoroughly. This extensive revision now features:--More coverage (two full chapters) on the topic of global warming than any other text in this field.--A new chapter on water economics, including water demand management and water pricing.--A new chapter on environmental protection and the economy.--New material on food supply and the food supply crisis, including biofuels and growing meat consumption.--Expanded green accounting techniques.Online instructor's materials and PowerPoint slides are available to adopting professors.
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Book details

List price: $105.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 9/18/2014
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 584
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.838
Language: English

Note to the Reader
Key Terms are bolded in the text, with a sidebar definition.
All Key Terms in a chapter are listed at the end of the chapter, and the definitions are collected in the Glossary, noting the chapters in which they appear.
Preface to the Third Edition
Introduction: The Economy and the Environment
Changing Perspectives on the Environment
Economics and the Environment
A Framework for Environmental Analysis
Environmental Microeconomics and Macroeconomics
A Look Ahead
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
Economic Analysis of Environmental Issues
The Theory of Environmental Externalities
The Theory of Externalities
Welfare Analysis of Externalities
Property Rights and the Environment
Supply, Demand, and Welfare Analysis
Externality Analysis: Advanced Material
Common Property Resources and Public Goods
Common Property, Open Access, and Property Rights
The Environment as a Public Good
The Global Commons
Resource Allocation Over Time
Allocation of Nonrenewable Resources
Hotelling's Rule and Time Discounting
Valuing the Environment
Total Economic Value
Overview of Valuation Techniques
Revealed Preference Methods
Stated Preference Methods
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Conclusion: The Role of Cost-Benefit Analysis in Policy Decisions
Advanced Material on Valuation Methods
Using Excel to Perform Present Value Calculations
Ecological Economics and Environmental Accounting
Ecological Economics: Basic Concepts
An Ecological Perspective
Natural Capital
Issues of Macroeconomic Scale
Long-Term Sustainability
Energy and Entropy
National Income and Environmental Accounting
Greening the National Income Accounts
Environmentally Adjusted Net Domestic Product
Adjusted Net Saving
The Genuine Progress Indicator
The Better Life Index
Environmental Asset Accounts
The Future of Alternative Indicators
Basic National Income Accounting
Population, Agriculture, and the Environment
Population and the Environment
The Dynamics of Population Growth
Predicting Future Population Growth
The Theory of Demographic Transition
Population Growth and Economic Growth
Ecological Perspectives on Population Growth
Population Policies for the Twenty-First Century
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
Energy and Resources
Nonrenewable Resources: Scarcity and Abundance
The Supply of Nonrenewable Resources
Economic Theory of Nonrenewable Resource Use
Global Scarcity or Increasing Abundance?
Environmental Impacts of Mining
The Potential for Recycling
Energy: The Great Transition
Energy and Economic Systems
Evaluation of Energy Sources
Energy Trends and Projections
Energy Supplies: Fossil Fuels
The Economics of Alternative Energy Futures
Policies for the Great Energy Transition
Renewable Resource Use: Fisheries
Principles of Renewable Resource Management
Ecological and Economic Analysis of Fisheries
The Economics of Fisheries in Practice
Policies for Sustainable Fisheries Management
Ecosystem Management-Forests
The Economics of Forest Management
Forest Loss and Biodiversity
Politics for Sustainable Forest Management
Conclusion: Reconciling Economic and Ecological Principles
Water Economics and Policy
Global Supply and Demand for Water
Addressing Water Shortages
Water Pricing
Water Markets and Privatization
Pollution: Impacts and Policy Responses
Pollution: Analysis and Policy
The Economics of Pollution Control
Policies for Pollution Control
The Scale of Pollution Impacts
Assessing Pollution Control Policies
Pollution Control Policies in Practice
Greening the Economy
The Green Economy: Introduction
The Relationship between Economy and Environment
Industrial Ecology
Does Protecting the Environment Harm the Economy?
Creating a Green Economy
Global Climate Change
Causes and Consequences of Climate Change
Responses to Climate Change
Economic Analysis of Climate Change
Global Climate Change: Policy Responses
Adaptation and Mitigation
Climate Change Mitigation: Economic Policy Options
Climate Change: The Technical Challenge
Climate Change Policy in Practice
Economic Policy Proposals
Conclusion
Environment, Trade, and Development
World Trade and the Environment
Environmental Impacts of Trade
Trade and Environment: Policy and Practice
Trade Agreements and the Environment
Strategies for Sustainable Trade
Institutions and Policies for Sustainable Development
The Concept of Sustainable Development
The Economics of Sustainable Development
Reforming Global Institutions
New Goals and New Production Methods
Glossary
Index
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