Environmental Economics: An Introduction

Paperback | September 6, 2012

byBarry Field, Martha k Field

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Environmental Economics is an introduction to the basic principles of environmental economics as they have been developed in the past and as they continue to evolve. The examples discussed in this textbook represent only a sample of the full range of issues that actually exists. For this reason, the Sixth Edition sticks to the basic ideas and ways that environmental economists have found to make the basic concepts and models more specific and relevant to concrete environmental issues. The basic structure and sequence of chapters are unchanged but contain new and updated material that reflects the new research efforts by environmental economists over the last few years.

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Environmental Economics is an introduction to the basic principles of environmental economics as they have been developed in the past and as they continue to evolve. The examples discussed in this textbook represent only a sample of the full range of issues that actually exists. For this reason, the Sixth Edition sticks to the basic ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:9.1 × 6.4 × 0.7 inPublished:September 6, 2012Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:007351148X

ISBN - 13:9780073511481

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Table of Contents

Section 1:Introduction

Chapter 1: What is Environmental Economics?

Chapter 2: The Economy and the Environment

Section 2: Analytical Tools

Chapter 3: Benefits and Costs, Supply and Demand

Chapter 4: Economic Efficiency and Markets

Chapter 5: The Economics of Environmental Quality

Section 3:Environmental Analysis

Chapter 6: Frameworks of Analysis

Chapter 7: Benefit-Cost Analysis: Benefits

Chapter 8: Benefit-Cost Analysis: Costs

Section 4:Environmental Policy Analysis

Chapter 9: Criteria for Evaluating Environmental Policies

Chapter 10: Decentralized Policies: Liability Laws, Property Rights, Voluntary Action

Chapter 11: Command-and-Control Strategies: The Case of Standards

Chapter 12: Incentive-Based Strategies: Emission Charges and Subsidies

Chapter 13: Incentive-Based Strategies: Transferable Discharge Permits

Section 5: Environmental Policy in the United States

Chapter 14: Federal Water Pollution-Control Policy

Chapter 15: Federal Air Pollution Control Policy

Chapter 16: Federal Polity on Toxic and Hazardous Substances

Chapter 17: State and Local Environmental Issues

Section 6:International Environmental Issues

Chapter 18: Comparative Environmental Policies

Chapter 19: Economic Development and the Environment

Chapter 20: The Global Environment

Chapter 21: International Environmental Agreements