Environment and Development: An Economic Approach
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Environment and Development: An Economic Approach

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This book is the second edition of a text based on a report commissioned by the Swedish International Development Authority (SID A). The financial grant from SIDA which made the work possible is hereby gratefully acknowledged. There are already many books on the market about environmental economics, some of them very good. What is special about this one? We do not claim to have obtained new results, but we have our own way of presenting the subject matter. In particular, we are of the opinion that policy failures are often overlooked as an obstacle to efficient environmental management. Although the main emphasis in this book is on project level analysis, it is essential that such analyses be linked to an understanding of the (dis)incentives for environmental improvements that general economic and particular environmental policies provide. Another essential feature of the book, although this is not unique, is the links provided between theory and empirical illustrations. We hope that this will illustrate to our readers the practical usefulness, but also the difficulties, of applying economics to environmental problems. In particular we hope that the text can be of interest to decision-makers, development programme personnel, teachers and the general public interested in how economics can contribute to better environmental decision-making. In principle, this book can be read by anyone interested in the subject matter, without any formal education in economics. However, some background in microeconomic theory makes the reading easier.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 214 pages
  • 157.48 x 236.22 x 20.32mm | 430.91g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • X, 214 p.
  • 0792318781
  • 9780792318781

Table of contents

1. Summary. 2. Introduction. 3. Distortions in the Economic System and the Need for Economic Analysis. 4. General Equilibrium Analysis and National Accounting. 5. Economic Analysis of Environmental Consequences. 6. Management of Environmental Resources and Environmental Policy. 7. Case Studies. Bibliography. Index.
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