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Economics and the Environment (5TH 08 - Old Edition)by Eban S. Goodstein
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In its fifth edition, Economics and the Environment provides a rigorous and comprehensive presentation of the "standard analysis," including the property-rights basis of environmental problems, efficient pollution control, benefit-estimation procedures, and incentive based procedures. Broader topics such as the ethical foundations of environmental economics, an introduction to ecological economics, a safety-based approach to controlling pollution, the economic critique of growth, the potential for government failure, the promotion of "clean technology," and opportunities for sustainable development in poor countries are all covered throughout the text.
This book examines a broad range of topics in environmental and natural resource economics. It presents in-depth treatment of important issues at the cutting edge of environmental policy debates. The focus is on equipping readers with the tools necessary to analyze current environmental issues as an economist would.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Four Economic Questions About Global Warming.
PART I: HOW MUCH POLLUTION IS TOO MUCH?
Chapter 2. Ethics and Economics.
Chapter 3. Pollution and Resource Degradation as Externalities.
Chapter 4. the Efficiency Standard.
Chapter 5. the Safety Standard.
Chapter 6. Sustainability: A Neoclassic View.
Chapter 7. Sustainability: An Ecological View.
Chapter 8. Measuring the Benefits of Environmental Protection.
Chapter 9. Measuring the Costs of Environmental Protection.
Chapter 10. Benefit-Cost in Practice: Implementing the Efficiency Standard.
Chapter 11. Is More Really Better? Consumption and Welfare.
PART II: IS GOVERNMENT UP TO THE JOB?
Chapter 12. The Political Economy of Environmental Regulation.
Chapter 13. An Overview of Environmental Legislation.
Chapter 14. The Regulatory Record: Achievements and Obstacles.
Chapter 15. Monitoring and Enforcement.
PART III: HOW CAN WE DO BETTER?
Chapter 16. Incentive-Based Regulation.
Chapter 17. Incentive-Based Regulation: Practice.
Chapter 18. Promoting Clean Technology: Theory.
Chapter 19. Energy Policy and the Environment.
PART IV: CAN WE RESOLVE GLOBAL ISSUES?
Chapter 20. Poverty, Population, and the Environment.
Chapter 21. Environmental Policy in Poor Countries.
Chapter 22. The Economics of Global Agreements.
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