Environmental and Natural Resource Economics

Environmental and Natural Resource Economics

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Grounded in economic theory, Environmental and Natural Resource Economics provides an introduction to environmental and natural resource issues and describes methods of addressing, understand, and even solve a wide range of natural resource problems. Using simple algebra and a basic understanding of microeconomic theory, it shows how the tools of economists can help design practical policy solutions to challenging environmental problems. The text is relevant, timely, and current-citing over 450 sources published since the year 2000. Using an objective voice and a theory-based perspective, the author discusses future environmental policy options for our nation and our world.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 624 pages
  • 210.8 x 256.5 x 27.9mm | 1,315.43g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 013113163X
  • 9780131131637
  • 1,996,405

Table of contents

1. Approaching Economics 2. Economic Thinking 3. Economic Theory 4. Institutional Breakdown 5. Decision Support for Environmental Policy 6. The Discount Rate 7. Valuing the Environment 8. Forests 9. Rangelands 10. Water 11. Food 12. Fisheries 13. Energy 14. Population 15. Climate Change 16. Environmental Quality and Pollution 17. Environmental Risk 18. Environmental Justice 19. Sustainable Development Appendix A: Supply and Demand Mathematics Appendix B: Total Benefit, Marginal Benefit, and Consumer Surplus Appendix C: Use of Programming Methods to Value Public Actions Appendix D: Improving Cost-Effectiveness of Environmental Programs Appendix E: Preferences, Demand, and Benefits Appendix F: Incentive Compatibility in Contingent Valuation Studies Appendix G: Critiques of Contingent Valuation Appendix H: Infinite Time Horizons and Forest Rotation Analysis Appendix I: Dynamic Efficiency for a Depletable Resource Glossary. Index.show more