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Introduction to Environmental Economics

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  • Hanley, Nick

    (Professor of Environmental Economics, University of Stirling)

  • Shogren, Jason

    (Stroock Distinguished Professor of Natural Resource Conservation and Management, University of Wyoming)

  • White, Ben

    (Professor, School of Agriculture and Resource Economics, University of Western Australia)

Abstract

An understanding of economics is vital to any understanding of why environmental problems occur and what best to do about them. This book provides an introduction to the subject of environmental economics without assuming any in-depth prior knowledge of economics. Part one explains the fundamental economic concepts. Part two uses these concepts 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 issues as climate change, water pollution, and loss of biodiversity. This second edition is a complete re-write and updating of the first edition. 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 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 environment. Online Resource Centre For students: Links to news stories and organizations For lecturers: Solutions to exercises in the text Graphs from the book

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This book is provided by Oxford University Press in its series OUP Catalogue with number 9780199568734 and published in 2013.

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Louis Dupuy, 2012. "International Trade and Sustainability: A survey," Larefi Working Papers 1201, Larefi, Université Bordeaux 4.
  7. 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.
  8. Asheim,G.B. & Buchholz,W., 2000. "The Hartwick rule : myths and facts," Memorandum 11/2000, Oslo University, Department of Economics.
  9. 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.
  10. McCann, Laura, 2013. "Transaction costs and environmental policy design," Ecological Economics, Elsevier, vol. 88(C), pages 253-262.
  11. 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).
  12. 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.
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  14. 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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