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Introduction to Environmental Economics

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  • Hanley, Nick

    (University of Glasgow)

  • Shogren, Jason F.

    (University of Wyoming)

  • White, Ben

    (University of Western Australia)

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Understanding why environmental problems occur and what best to do about them is much facilitated by an understanding of economics. This book provides an introduction to the subject of environmental economics which does not assume an in-depth prior understanding of economics. Part one explains the fundamental economic concepts, using environmental examples, including markets, environmental evaluation, risk, and trade. Part two then sets these concepts to work in understanding and developing policy responses to some of the major environmental issues of our time. Examples are drawn from all over the world and include such vital global issues as climate change, water pollution, and the loss of biodiversity. An Introduction to Environmental Economics examines both a wide range of environmental case studies and also assesses a variety of economic theories and their approach to environmental issues. Clearly written, global in approach, and theoretically broad-minded, this new text is an ideal introduction both to the study of environmental economics and to the question of how economics can provide tools for improving our global environment.

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This book is provided by Oxford University Press in its series OUP Catalogue with number 9780198775959 and published in 2001.

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  1. Louis Dupuy, 2012. "International Trade and Sustainability : A survey," Working Papers hal-00701426, HAL.
  2. Barbera, Mattia G., 2012. "Towards an Economic Valuation of the Hauraki Gulf: The Finding of an Eco-Cluster?," 2012 Conference, August 31, 2012, Nelson, New Zealand 136041, New Zealand Agricultural and Resource Economics Society.
  3. Asheim, G.B. & Buchholz, W. & Withagen, C.A.A.M., 2002. "The Hartwick Rule: Myths and Facts," Discussion Paper 2002-52, Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research.
  4. Mikołaj Czajkowski & Nick Hanley & Karine Nyborg, 2014. "Social norms, morals and self-interest as determinants of pro-environment behaviour," Working Papers 2014-17, Faculty of Economic Sciences, University of Warsaw.
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  6. Erling Holden & Kristin Linnerud, 2007. "The sustainable development area: satisfying basic needs and safeguarding ecological sustainability," Sustainable Development, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 15(3), pages 174-187.
  7. Stefan Borsky & Paul A. Raschky, . "Estimating the Option Value of Exercising Risk-taking Behavior with the Hedonic Market Approach," Working Papers 2008-14, Faculty of Economics and Statistics, University of Innsbruck.
  8. Brenda Lin & Yong Khoo & Matthew Inman & Chi-Hsiang Wang & Sorada Tapsuwan & Xiaoming Wang, 2014. "Assessing inundation damage and timing of adaptation: sea level rise and the complexities of land use in coastal communities," Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change, Springer, vol. 19(5), pages 551-568, June.
  9. Holden, Erling & Linnerud, Kristin & Banister, David, 2013. "Sustainable passenger transport: Back to Brundtland," Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, Elsevier, vol. 54(C), pages 67-77.
  10. McCann, Laura, 2013. "Transaction costs and environmental policy design," Ecological Economics, Elsevier, vol. 88(C), pages 253-262.
  11. Alfred Endres & Cornelia Ohl, 2005. "Kyoto, Europe?—An Economic Evaluation of the European Emission Trading Directive," European Journal of Law and Economics, Springer, vol. 19(1), pages 17-39, January.
  12. Angela Münch, 2010. "Agri-Environmental Schemes and Grassland Biodiversity: Another Side of the Coin," Jena Economic Research Papers 2010-026, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Max-Planck-Institute of Economics.
  13. Clevo Wilson, 2010. "Why should sustainable finance be given priority?: Lessons from pollution and biodiversity degradation," Accounting Research Journal, Emerald Group Publishing, vol. 23(3), pages 267 - 280, November.
  14. FitzGerald, John & McCoy, Daniel & Hore, Jonathan, 2001. "Are Tradable Emission Permits the Way to Go?," Book Chapters, in: Green and Bear it? Implementing Market-based Policies for Ireland's Environment - Proceedings of a Conference held on 10, May Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI).

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