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Modelling Change in Integrated Economic and Environmental Systems

ISBN: 978-0-471-98544-0
412 pages
November 1999
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This accessible volume fills a much-needed gap and addresses core issues on how economic and environmental systems are interconnected looking at how economic frameworks and features of environmental systems can be integrated within formal models to address changes and associated resource management issues at appropriate levels: micro level and national or global level.

The more the relationship between economic and environmental systems is studied analytically and empirically, the more aware we become of the gap in our existing knowledge of environmental data and process parameters. While important empirical questions are unanswered in environmental economics literature, work on the environmental science of ecological systems fails to raise the right questions and identify key variables in human-exploited ecosystems.

This book covers:
* Concepts and Methods
* Land, Water and Production
* Biodiversity, Preservation and Production
* Pollution Externalities
* The Environment and Global Economy
This timely book will be of interest to environmental scientists, economists and policy makers, students, academics, and researchers interested in ecosystems modelling, ecological economics and environmental resource economics.
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CONCEPTS AND METHODS.
Economic-Ecological Modelling and Sustainability: A Guideline (W. Hediger).
Periodicity and Structural Breaks in Environmetric Time Series (P. Franses).
On the Bounds of the Economic Lore of Nicely Calculated Less or More for Natural Environments (T. Crocker J. Shogren).
LAND, WATER AND PRODUCTION.
Integrating Environmental and Irrigation Management in Large-scale Water Resource Systems (N. Dudley).
Small-scale Water Resource Systems and Environment: Models for Management (S. Mahendrarajah).
Salinity Management: Coupling Physical and Economic Modelling Approaches (J. Gomboso, et al.).
Economic Modelling of Land Degradation in Developing Countries (I. Coxhead).
BIODIVERSITY, CONSERVATION AND PRODUCTION.
The Use of Contingent Valuation of Species Preservation in Decision Analysis (J. Kennedy).
Biodiversity Conservation and Economic Preferences (D. McKenney, et al.).
Wildlife Production: Economics and Management (E. Wilman).
POLLUTION EXTERNALITIES.
Modelling and Economics of Effluent Management in Municipalities (J. Krawczyk).
Optimal Taxation for the Reduction of Nitrogen Surplus in Dutch Dairy Farms, 1975-1989 (P. Fontein, et al.).
The Economics of Health and Environment Interrelations (T. Zuidema A. Nentjes).
ENVIRONMENT AND THE GLOBAL ECONOMY.
A Comparative Analysis of Carbon Dioxide Emissions in Australia, Germany and the United Kingdom (M. Common, et al.).
Environmental Policy and International Trade (W. McKibbin P. Wilcoxen).
Modelling Global Common Fisheries Exploitation and Regulation (N. Long).
Index.
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