Agricultural and Environmental Resource Economics

Agricultural and Environmental Resource Economics

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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 resource utilization in agriculture. This textbook strives to bring together economic theory and resource-specific problems of agriculture. It 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.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 544 pages
  • 154.9 x 231.1 x 45.7mm | 975.23g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New
  • line figures, tables
  • 0195076516
  • 9780195076516

About Gerald A. Carlson

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. Department of Agriculture.show more

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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-specific problems of agriculture and presents aggregate and micro-level models and examples for most resource and environmental issues. The discussions emphasize cropland agriculture, and also include examples from livestock, poultry, grazing, fisheries, orchards, and forestry. Students and professionals in resource economics, management, and allocation will benefit from this timely work as will economists and planners in government agencies.show more

Table of contents

1. Agriculture Resource Economics: An Overview ; 2. Some Microeconomics of Agricultural Resource Use ; 3. The Economics of Nonrenewable Resources ; 4. Aggregate Evaluation Concepts and Models ; 5. Technological Innovation, Agricultural Productivity,and Environmental Quality ; 6. Agricultural Externalities ; 7. Pesticides and Pest Management ; 8. Economics of Water Use in Agriculture ; 9. Economics of Land Use in Agriculture ; 10. Agricultural Resource Policy ; 11. Emerging Resource Issues in World Agricultureshow more

Review quote

This book will be most useful as a source of material on environmental and resource economics in the classroom and as a textbook for beginning graduate students ... the book can be highly recommended to all policy analysts, researchers and practitioners interested in agricultural resource economics irrespective of their background knowledge in this field. European Review of Agricultural Economics This is a text that should be attractive to a wide audience from the undergraduate student to the post-doctoral researcher and policy-maker ... Carlson, Zilberman and Miranowski bring a wealth of expertise to the agricultural and environmental resource economics field, and this text is undoubtedly amongst the best currently available in this subject area. Students looking to build on the fundamentals of environmental and resource economics gained from less detailed texts, could do far worse than to start here. Environmental Politicsshow more