Environmental Policy Analysis for Decision Making by J. LoomisEnvironmental Policy Analysis for Decision Making by J. Loomis

Environmental Policy Analysis for Decision Making

byJ. Loomis, Gloria Helfand

Paperback | October 28, 2010

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This book outlines the roles of environmental policy analysis in design and evaluation of a wide range of environmental policies. The book emphasizes methods and tools for performing policy analysis such as benefit-cost analysis as well as supporting tools such as non-market valuation (travel cost method, contingent valuation and hedonic pricing), input-output models, linear regression techniques, and linear programming/optimization models. Numerous real world examples illustrate how the techniques have been applied in actual policy analyses.

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Title:Environmental Policy Analysis for Decision MakingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:343 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.03 inPublished:October 28, 2010Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9048155320

ISBN - 13:9789048155323

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Table of Contents

Preface, Audiences for the Book and Acknowledgements. 1. What is Policy Analysis, and What is its Role in the Policy Process. 2. Scoping the Policy Analysis. 3. Decision Criteria and Decision Methods for Policy Analysis. 4. Steps in Conducting an Environmental Policy Analysis. 5. Modeling. 6. Statistical Analysis Using Regression. 7. Principles of Benefit-Cost Analysis. 8. Discounting Benefits and Costs Over Time. 9. Valuation of Environmental Resources and Quality. 10. Regional Economic Analysis, Input-Output Models and Multipliers. 11. Optimization and Linear Programming. 12. Risk Analysis. 13. Examples of Policy Analyses. 14. Concluding Guidance. References. Index.

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`...this book provides in one volume a comprehensive overview of the practical issues involved and the tools available for use in the environmental policy making arena and is particularly recommended as a text which brings to life the complex and interesting world of policy analysis.' Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 46:4 (2003)