Economics of Natural Resources and the Environment

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JHU Press, 1 dec. 1989 - 392 sidor

Economics of Natural Resources and the Environment brings together the approaches of natural resource economics and environmental economics to provide a comprhensive overview of the economics of national international and global environmental problems. A unifying theme throuhhout the book is the concept of "sustainable development" defined as "maximizing the net benefits of economic development while maintaining the services and quality of natural resources over time."

The authors emphasize the continuing importance of a mainstream approach. They stress "economic efficiency—getting the most welfare out of a given endowment of resources." And they address the larger moral issues as well. Chapter topics include the historical development of environmental economics, environmental ethics, and pollution control policy in "free" mixed market and centrally planned economies. Other current issues seen from an economic perspective include destruction of the ozone layer, the greenhouse effect, policy weapons in the fight against pollution, and the special problems of the third world.

Economics of Natural Resources and the Environment offers a thorough review and synthesis of the major work of the field's senior scholars. It will be of value not only to students of natural resource economics, environmental economics, geography, and environmental sciences but also to all with an interest in economic appraoches to environmental issues.

 

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The Historical Development of Environmental
3
THE ECONOMICS OF POLLUTION
4
Marketable Pollution Permits
8
2 NonConvexity and the Market Bargain
11
1
12
6
22
The Circular Economy
29
4
40
Renewable Resources
241
The Extinction of Species
262
3
264
Exhaustible Resources
271
Measuring and Mitigating Natural Resource
288
23
292
162
294
Development Preservation and Conservation
311

1 Deriving a Marginal Net Private Benefit Curve
69
Taxation and Optimal Pollution
84
1 The EmissionsDamage Sequence for
98
3
105
Global Pollution Policy
191
Discounting the Future
211
Environmental Ethics
226
A Case Study of Wetlands
320
25
328
Environment and the Developing Countries
342
Pollution Reduction Subsidies
354
References and Further Reading
361
100
375
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Om författaren (1989)

David W. Pearce is professor of economics and director of the Environmental Economics Centre, University College, London. R. Kerry Turner is senior lecturer at the School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich, England.

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