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The Economics of the Environment and Natural Resources

The Economics of the Environment and Natural Resources

Quentin Grafton, Wiktor Adamowicz, Diane Dupont, Harry Nelson, Robert J. Hill, Steven Renzetti

ISBN: 978-1-405-14234-2

Apr 2008

520 pages

$61.99

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The Economics of the Environment and Natural Resources covers the essential topics students need to understand environmental and resource problems and their possible solutions. Its unique lecture format provides an in-depth exploration of discrete topics, ideal for upper-level undergraduate, graduate or doctoral study. Each chapter depicts the key theoretical insights, major issues, and real-life problems that motivate the subject. In addition, the chapters feature practical applications and case studies, a list of annotated further reading, and extensive references.

  • Offers broad treatment of issues in Environmental and Resource Economics.
  • Provides in-depth exploration of a wide range of topics with its unique lecture format.
  • Depicts key theoretical insights, major issues, and real-life problems for each subject.
  • Features case studies, annotated further reading, extensive references, and a detailed glossary.

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List of Figures.

List of Tables.

List of Boxes.

Preface.

Acknowledgements.

Introduction.

Part I: Economics of the Environment:.

1. Models, Systems, and Dynamics.

2. Property Rights.

3. Economics of Pollution Control.

Part II: Resource Economics:.

4. Bioeconomics of Fisheries.

5. Forestry Economics.

6. Water Economics.

7. Economics of Non-renewable Resources.

Part III: Environmental Valuation:.

8. Environmental Valuation: Introduction and Theory.

9. Environmental Valuation: Stated Preference Methods.

10. Environmental Values Expressed Through Market Behavior.

Part IV: Global Environment:.

11. Growth and the Environment.

12. Environmental Accounting.

13. Trade and Environment.

14. The Global Commons.

15. Biodiversity.

16. Sustaining the Environment.

Glossary.

Index

""This textbook provides a unique blend of global and local topics on environmental and natural resource economics as well as a comprehensive treatment of the techniques available in the field. The book should appeal to students who wish to have a comprehensive and high-level introduction to the subject, and to economists interested in the recent advances in this field."" Edward Barbier, University of Wyoming <!--end-->


""This is an excellent text from some of the best practitioners in the field. It is very clearly written and provides a good coverage of the major topics essential to a course in environmental and resource economics."" Ian Bateman, University of East Anglia


""Rigorous but accessible, this book provides an excellent introduction to the literature on resource and environmental economics. For those interested in economics as the science of allocating scarce resources, this is an ideal starting point."" John Quiggin, University of Queensland


  • Offers broad treatment of issues in Environmental and Resource Economics.

  • Provides in-depth exploration of a wide range of topics with its unique lecture format.

  • Depicts key theoretical insights, major issues, and real-life problems for each subject.

  • Features case studies, annotated further reading, extensive references, and a detailed glossary.