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Economics of the Environment, CourseSmart eTextbook

By Peter Berck, Gloria Helfand

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Aug 18, 2010

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For undergraduate students with a background in either economics or environmental sciences. Gain a deeper understanding of economics and the environment. The Economics of the Environment completely integrates economics and environmental issues, explaining how both market successes and failures affect the environment. This text also shows students how to measure the value of environmental goods, the use of these measurements in weighing environmental costs against the benefits of economic activity, and the implementation of policies to correct market failures.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Economics and the Environment    
Chapter 2. Supply and Demand: Market Forces and the Environment    
Chapter 3. Markets and Market Failure: A Cause of Environmental Degradation    
Chapter 4. Consumer Behavior and the Environment    
Chapter 5. Measuring Benefits to Consumers    
Chapter 6. Revealed Preference    
Chapter 7. Stated Preference Methods    
Chapter 8. From Production to Pollution    
Chapter 9. Production, Pollution, Output, and Prices    
Chapter 10. Maximizing Net Benefits in the Presence of Externalities    
Chapter 11. Private Markets and the Environment: The Coase Theorem    
Chapter 12. Government Policies for Environmental Protection    
Chapter 13. Enforcement and Political Economy    
Chapter 14. The Time Factor: Discounting    
Chapter 15. Benefit-Cost Analysis    
Chapter 16. Nonrenewable Resource Management    
Chapter 17. Renewable Resource Management    
Chapter 18. Economic Growth and the Environment    
Chapter 19. Sustainability    

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$81.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-158297-2