The Oxford Handbook of Land Economics

Hardcover | August 5, 2014

EditorJoshua M. Duke, JunJie Wu

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What do economists know about land - and how they know? The Oxford Handbook of Land Economics describes the latest developments in the fields of economics that examine land, including natural resource economics, environmental economics, regional science, and urban economics. The handbookargues, first, that land is a theme that integrates these fields and second, that productive integration increasingly occurs not just within economics but also across disciplines. Greater recognition and integration stimulates cross-fertilization among the fields of land economics research. Byproviding a comprehensive survey of land-related work in several economics fields, this handbook provides the basic tools needed for economists to redefine the scope and focus of their work to better incorporate the contemporary thinking from other fields and to push out the frontiers of landeconomics.The first section presents recent advances in the analysis of major drivers of land use change, focusing on economic development and various land-use markets. The second section presents economic research on the environmental and socio-economic impacts of land use and land use change. The thirdsection addresses six cutting-edge approaches for land economics research, including spatial econometric, simulation, and experimental methods. The section also includes a synthetic chapter critically reviewing methodological advances. The fourth section covers policy issues. Four chaptersdisentangle the economics of land conservation and preservation, while three chapters examine the economic analysis of the legal institutions of land use. These chapters focus on law and economic problems of permissible government control of land in the U.S. context.

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What do economists know about land - and how they know? The Oxford Handbook of Land Economics describes the latest developments in the fields of economics that examine land, including natural resource economics, environmental economics, regional science, and urban economics. The handbookargues, first, that land is a theme that integrat...

Joshua M. Duke is Professor of Natural Resource Management in the Department of Applied Economics and Statistics at the University of Delaware. He has joint appointments in the Department of Economics, the Legal Studies Program, and the Marine Science and Policy Program. During an exchange, he was Visiting Associate Professor in the D...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:800 pages, 9.75 × 6.75 × 0.98 inPublished:August 5, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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List of ContributorsDaniel W. Bromley: ForewordJoshua M. Duke and JunJie Wu: PrefaceJoshua M. Duke and JunJie Wu: Introduction: Land as an Integrating Theme in EconomicsPART I. DETERMINANTS AND DRIVERS OF LAND USE CHANGE1. Mark D. Partridge and Dan S. Rickman: Integrating Regional Economic Development Analysis and Land Use Economics2. David Zilberman, Madhu Khanna, Scott Kaplan, and Eunice Kim: Technology Adoption and Land Use3. Edwin S. Mills: Are Large Metropolitan Areas Still Viable?4. Madhu Khanna, David Zilberman, and Christine L. Crago: Modeling the Land Use Change with Biofuels5. Cynthia J. Nickerson and Wendong Zhang: Modeling the Determinants of Farmland Values in the U.S.6. Edward B. Barbier: Land Use and Sustainable Economic Development: Developing WorldPART II. ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIO-ECONOMIC CONSEQUENCES OF LAND USE AND LAND USE CHANGE7. David J. Lewis and Erik Nelson: The Economics of Wildlife Conservation8. Robert J. Johnston, Stephen K. Swallow, Dana Marie Bauer, Emi Uchida, and Christopher M. Anderson: Connecting Ecosystem Services to Land Use: Implications for Valuation and Policy9. Bruce A. McCarl, Witsanu Attavanich, Mark Musumba, Jianhong E. Mu, and Ruth Aisabokhae: Land Use and Climate Change10. Witsanu Attavanich, Benjamin S. Rashford, Richard M. Adams, and Bruce A. McCarl: Land Use, Climate Change, and Ecosystem Services11. Claire A. Montgomery: Fire: An Agent and a Consequence of Land Use Change12. Edward Stone and JunJie Wu: Land Use and Municipal ProfilesPART III. METHODOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS13. Elena G. Irwin and Douglas Wrenn: An Assessment of Empirical Methods for Modeling Land Use14. H. Allen Klaiber and Nicolai V. Kuminoff: Equilibrium Sorting Models of Land Use and Residential Choice15. Andrew J. Plantinga and David J. Lewis: Landscape Simulations with Econometric-Based Land-Use Models16. Dawn Cassandra Parker: An Economic Perspective on Agent-Based Models of Land-Use and Land-Cover Change17. Seong-Hoon Cho, Seung Gyu Kim, and Roland K. Roberts: Spatial Econometric Modeling of Land Use Change18. Charles Towe, Rebecca Lewis, and Lori Lynch: Using Quasi-Experimental Methods to Evaluate Land Policies: Application to Maryland's Priority Funding Legislation19. Kent D. Messer, Joshua M. Duke, and Lori Lynch: Applying Experiments to Land Economics: Public Information and Auction Efficiency in Ecosystem Service MarketsPART IV. THE ECONOMICS OF LAND USE LAW AND POLICY20. Ekaterina Gnedenko and Dennis Heffley: Open Space Preservation: Direct Controls and Fiscal Incentives21. Jeffrey Ferris and Lori Lynch: Land Conservation in the United States22. Ian Hodge: European Agri-Environmental Policy: The Conservation and Re-Creation of Cultural Landscapes23. Roger Claassen, Joseph Cooper, Cristina Salvioni, and Marcella Veronesi: Agri-Environmental Policies: A Comparison of U.S. and E.U. Experiences24. Joel B. Eisen: Stigmatized Sites and Urban Brownfield Redevelopment25. Thomas J. Miceli and Kathleen Segerson: Regulatory Takings26. Joshua M. Duke: Eminent Domain and the Land Assembly Problem27. Joshua M. Duke and JunJie Wu: Future Research Directions in Land Economics