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Resource and Environmental Economics

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This book presents the major themes of the economic literature on natural resources and the environment. It is designed to bring the reader, in part with the aid of a unified model of optimal resource use, to the frontiers of the discipline, using only elementary mathematical models. Features special to exhaustible and renewable resources, including the problems posed by market imperfections, are treated as extensions of the basic model. The theoretical discussion is enriched with examples and applications, including a systematic investigation of the behaviour of resource reserves, costs, prices, and substitution possibilities. Substantial attention to environmental, as well as extractive, resources is a distinctive aspect of this book. The author describes methods of estimating the environmental costs of resource development and other projects, and presents some key empirical findings. Policy instruments to protect the environment, such as taxes, subsidies, marketable permits, and direct controls, are carefully analysed from a welfare-theoretic point of view.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Exhaustible resources: the theory of optimal depletion; 3. Renewable resources: the theory of optimal use; 4. Resource Scarcity: are resources limits to growth? 5. Natural resources and natural environments; 6. Environmental pollution; 7. Some concluding thoughts: the role of economics in the study of resource and environmental problems.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521285940
Author:
Fisher, Anthony C.
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Environmental policy
Subject:
Economics
Subject:
Natural Resources
Subject:
Engineering - Environmental
Subject:
Environmental engineering
Subject:
Labor
Subject:
Pollution
Subject:
Pollution -- Economic aspects.
Subject:
Environmental Studies-Environment
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Cambridge Surveys of Economic Literature
Series Volume:
no. 25
Publication Date:
20080431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.19x5.52x.95 in. .82 lbs.

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