Natural Resource and Environmental Economics (4e) : 9780321417534

Natural Resource and Environmental Economics (4e)

 
Edition
 
4
ISBN
 
9780321417534
ISBN 10
 
0321417534
Published
 
20/07/2011
Published by
 
Pearson United Kingdom
Pages
 
744
Format
 
In stock
 
Title type
Book
$156.99
 
 
Title type
 
$60.00
 
 
Description

Now in its 4th Edition, this book is a comprehensive and contemporary analysis of the major areas of natural resource and environmental economics. All chapters have been updated in light of new developments and changes in the subject, and provide a balance of theory, applications and examples to give a rigorous grounding in the economic analysis of the resource and environmental issues that are increasingly prominent policy concerns.

This text has been written primarily for the specialist market of second and third year undergraduate and postgraduate students of economics.

Table of contents
  • Chapter 1:  An introduction to natural resource and environmental economics
  • Chapter 2:  The origins of the sustainability problem
  • Chapter 3: Ethics, economics and the environment
  • Chapter 4: Welfare economics and the environment
  • Chapter 5:  Pollution control: targets
  • Chapter 6: Pollution control: instruments
  • Chapter 7:  Pollution policy with imperfect information
  • Chapter 8:  Economy-wide modelling
  • Chapter 9: International environmental problems
  • Chapter 10: Trade and the Environment
  • Chapter 11: Cost-benefit analysis
  • Chapter 12:  Valuing the environment
  • Chapter 13:  Irreversibility, risk and uncertainty
  • Chapter 14:  The efficient and optimal use of natural resources
  • Chapter 15:   The theory of optimal resource extraction: non-renewable resources
  • Chapter 16:   Stock pollution problems
  • Chapter 17:   Renewable resources
  • Chapter 18:  Forest resources
  • Chapter 19:  Accounting for the environment
New to this edition

·   New chapter on trade and the environment, and for the first time, the text examines the economics of happiness.

·    Extended coverage on economy-wide modelling, valuing the environment, the practice and ethics of discounting and climate change.

·    Easy to follow, new two colour text-design and improved pedagogical features for enhanced readability and quick reference.

·    New boxes on ‘real-world problems’ and policy, keeping you informed with topical debates.

Features & benefits
  • Extensive coverage on economy-wide modelling, valuing the environment, the practice and ethics of discounting and climate change.
  • ‘Real-world problems’ and policy, keeping you informed with topical debates.
Author biography

Roger Perman is Senior Lecturer in Economics, Strathclyde University. His major research interests and publications are in the field of applied econometrics and environmental economics.

Michael Common is Professor in the Graduate School of Environmental Studies at Strathclyde University. His major research interests are the development of ecological economics and policies for sustainability.

Yue Ma is Associate Professor in Economics, Lingnan University, Hong Kong, and Adjunct Professor of Lingnan College, Zhongshan University, China. His major research interests are international banking and finance, as well as environmental economics for developing countries.

David Maddison is Professor of Economics at the University of Birmingham

The late James McGilvray was Professor of Economics at Strathclyde University. He made important contributions in the fields of input-output analysis, social accounting and economic statistics, and to the study of the economics of transition in Central and Eastern Europe.

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