Microbehavioral Econometric Methods and Environmental Studies uses microeconometric methods to model the behavior of individuals, then demonstrates the modelling approaches in addressing policy needs. It links theory and methods with applications, and it incorporates data to connect individual choices and global environmental issues. This extension of traditional environmental economics presents modeling strategies and methodological techniques, then applies them to hands-on examples.Throughout the book, readers can access chapter summaries, problem sets, multiple household survey data with regard to agricultural and natural resources in Sub-Saharan Africa, South America, and India, and empirical results and solutions from the SAS software.
- Emphasizes ways that choices and outcomes are modelled simultaneously
- Illuminates relationships between micro decisions and global environmental systems
- Uses software and cases in analyzing environmental policy issues
- Links microeconomic models to applications in environmental economics and thereby connects individual choices with global environmental issues
1. Introduction to the Microbehavioral Econometric Methods for the Study of Environmental and Natural Resources
2. Modeling Microbehavioral Decisions: Economic Perspectives
3. Modeling Microbehavioral Decisions: Statistical Considerations
4. Application of the Microbehavioral Econometric Methods to Microdecisions Under Global Warming
5. Modeling Microbehavioral Decisions: Modeling the Whole System Versus the Subsystems
6. Modeling a Complex Structure in Microbehavioral Methods in Tandem With Changes in Global Ecosystems
7. Modeling Risk, Perceptions, and Uncertainties With Microbehavioral Methods
8. Gleaning Insights From Microbehavioral Models on Environmental and Natural Resource Policies
Prof. S. Niggol Seo is a natural resource economist who specializes in the study of global warming. He was born in a rural village in South Korea in 1972; he studied at Seoul National University and the University of California at Berkeley and received a PhD degree in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics from Yale University in May 2006 with a dissertation on microbehavioral models of global warming. While at Yale University, he learned from Robert Mendelsohn and William Nordhaus. Since 2003, he has worked with theWorld Bank on various climate change projects in Africa, Latin America, and Asia. He held professor positions in the United Kingdom, Spain, and Australia from 2006 to 2015. Since September 2015, he is Professor of Environmental & Natural Resource Economics at the Muaebak Institute of Global Warming Studies in Seoul, Korea. Prof. Seo has published four books and over 50 international journal articles on the economics of global warming. He frequently serves as a journal referee for more than 30 international journals and has been on the editorial boards of the two journals Food Policy and Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy. He received an Outstanding Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy Article Award from the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association in Pittsburgh in June 2011.