Agricultural and Environmental Resource Economics

Hardcover | September 1, 1988

EditorGerald A. Carlson, David Zilberman, John A. Miranowski

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A growing concern for environmental quality and resource scarcity has led to numerous policy debates regarding resource utilization around the world. This is especially true when it comes to agriculture. This textbook brings together economic theory and resource-specific problems ofagriculture, and includes aggregate- and micro-level models and examples for most resource and environmental issues. Although the book's emphasis is on cropland agriculture, there are also examples from livestock, poultry, grazing, fisheries, orchards, and forestry. Students and professionals inresource economics, management, and policy as well as economists and planners in government agencies will benefit from the valuable lessons presented here.

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A growing concern for environmental quality and resource scarcity has led to numerous policy debates regarding resource utilization around the world. This is especially true when it comes to agriculture. This textbook brings together economic theory and resource-specific problems ofagriculture, and includes aggregate- and micro-level m...

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A growing concern for environmental quality and resource scarcity has led to numerous policy debates regarding resource utilization around the world. This is especially true when it comes to agriculture. This important new textbook in the Oxford Series in Biological Resource Management brings together economic theory and resource-speci...

Gerald A. Carlson, Ph.D., is Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics at North Carolina State University. David Zilberman, Ph.D., is Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of California, Berkeley. John A. Miranowski, Ph.D., is Director of the Resources and Technology Division for the U.S. Depar...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:544 pages, 6.38 × 9.49 × 1.81 inPublished:September 1, 1988Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195076516

ISBN - 13:9780195076516

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Table of Contents

1. J.A. Miranowski and G.A. Carlson: Agriculture Resource Economics: An Overview2. R. Howitt and C.R. Taylor: Some Microeconomics of Agricultural Resource Use3. D. Zilberman, M. Wetzstein, and M. Marra: The Economics of Nonrenewable Resources4. C.R. Taylor and R. Howitt: Aggregate Evaluation Concepts and Models5. J.M. Antle and T. McGuckin: Technological Innovation, Agricultural Productivity, and Environmental Quality6. D. Zilberman and M. Marra: Agricultural Externalities7. G.A. Carlson and M. Wetzstein: Pesticides and Pest Management8. W. Boggess, R. Lacewell, and D. Zilberman: Economics of Water Use in Agriculture9. J.A. Miranowski and M. Cochran: Economics of Land Use in Agriculture10. K. Reichelderfed and R.A. Kramer: Agricultural Resource Policy11. G.A. Carlson and D. Zilberman: Emerging Resource Issues in World Agriculture

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