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The Handbook of Environmental Economics

ISBN: 978-1-55786-641-7
720 pages
April 1995, Wiley-Blackwell
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Based on 30 specially commissioned pieces by leading authorities in the field from the US and Europe, The Handbook of Environmental Economics represents the most comprehensive volume of environmental and natural resource economics published to date. It covers the full range of issues presently at the forefront of environmental policy including key aspects of such critical areas as pollution, sustainability and global environmental policy. It is essential reading for students, researchers and faculty as well as to policy makers and those with a wider interest in the issues.

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Part I: Choices and Decisions:.

1. Choices Without Prices Without Apologies: A. Vatn & D. Bromley.

2. Benefit, Costs and the Safe Minimum Standard of Conservation: A. Randall & M. Farmer.

3. The Environment and Property Rights Issues: A. Schmid.

4. Zoning and the Urban Environment: W. Fischel.

5. Public Policies for Land Conservation: I. Hodge.

Part II: Considering the Future:.

6. Intergenerational Choices Under Global Environmental Change: R. Howarth, L. Berkeley & R. Norgaard.

7. Economic Theory and 'Sustainability': J. Krautkraemer, J. Pezzy & M. Toman.

8. Measuring Sustainable Development: D. Pearce & G. Atkinson.

9. Nonrenewable Resource Supply: M. Toman & M. Walls.

10. Empirical Consequences of the Hotelling Principle: P. Berck.

11. Recycling Programs: K. McClain.

Part III: Environmental Quality:.

12. Nonconvexities and the Theory of External Costs: P. Burrows.

13. Liability and Penalty Structures in Policy Design: K. Segerson.

14. A Bargaining Framework for the Global Commons: D. Bromley & J. Cochrane.

15. Transferable Discharge Permits and Global Warming: T. Tietenberg.

16. Trade, Pollution and Environmental Protection: C. Runge.

Part IV: Environmental Stocks and Flows:.

17. Optimal Timber Management Policies: C. Montgomery & D. Adams.

18. Bioeconomic Models of the Fishery: J. Conrad.

19. Management Regimes in Ocean Fisheries: B. Rettig.

20. Privatizing Open-Access Fisheries: L. Anderson.

21. Regulation, Imperfect Markets and Transaction Costs: B. Colby.

22. Issues in the Conjunctive Use of Surface Water and Groundwater: R. Provencher.

23. Minerals Policy: R. Gordon.

Part V: The Valuation Problem:.

24. Valuation of Environmental Quality under Certainty: R. Bishop & R. Woodward.

25. Environmental Valuation under Uncertainty: R. Ready.

26. Quasi-Option Value: T. Graham-Tomasi.

27. Evaluating Changing in Risk and Risk Perceptions by Revealed Preference: A. Freeman.

28. Contingent Valuation: R. Bishop, P. Champ & D. Mullarkey.

29. Travel Cost Models: N. Bockstael.

30. Hedonic Pricing Methods: A. Freeman.

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Daniel W. Bromley is Anderson-Bascom Professor of Applied Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA. He has been editor of the journal Land Economics since 1974. He has worked throughout the world on a variety of enviroenmental topics. He is currently working in South Africa on a new enviroenment policy for the post-apartheid government and is conducting research in Russia on the emerging land market.
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* Based on specially commissioned pieces by leading authorities in the field, this represents the most comprehensive colume of environmental and natural resource economics published to date.
* Provides expert background and analysis that brings the two major fields of environmental and natural resource economics together for the first time in one volume.
* Invaluable to students, researchers and faculty as well as to policy makers and those with a wider interest in these issues.
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