Issues in Environmental Economics. Surveys of Recent Research in Economics

  • ID: 2248102
  • Book
  • 224 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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This volume addresses cutting edge issues in the rapidly developing field of environmental and natural resource economics. It comprises a series of specially commissioned papers by a cross–section of authors, ranging from well–established scholars to rising talent.

The papers are centred around three key themes; the economics of pollution control, resource economics, and valuation. Within these broad areas, the topical issues discussed include non–point pollution control, voluntary approaches to pollution control, carbon taxes and carbon trading, international environmental agreements, the economics of rainforest loss, and choice modelling approaches to environmental valuation.

The collection as a whole demonstrates that, while environmental and natural resource economics enters the twenty–first century in good form, there are still many challenges to be met. It should stimulate students, researchers and policy–makers to further discussion and action.

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1. Issues in Environmental Economics: An Overview: Nick Hanley and Colin Roberts.

2. The Economics of Nonpoint Pollution Control: James S. Shortle and Richard D. Horan.

3. Non–Mandatory Approaches to Environmental Protection: Madhu Khanna.

4. Carbon Taxes and Carbon Emissions Trading: Paul Ekins and Terry Barker.

5. The Design of Stable International Environmental Agreements: Economic Theory and Political Economy: Ulrich J. Wagner.

6. The Economics of Tropical Deforestation: E. B. Barbier and J. C. Burgess.

7. Choice Modelling Approaches: A Superior Alternative for Environmental Valuation?: Nick Hanley, Susana Mourato and Robert E. Wright.

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