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Environmental and Natural Resource Economics, 10th Edition

By Tom Tietenberg, Lynne Lewis

Published by Routledge

Published Date: Feb 9, 2014


Environmental and Natural Resource Economics is the best-selling text for this course, offering a policy-oriented approach and introducing economic theory in the context of debates and empirical work from the field. Students leave the course with a global perspective of both environmental and natural resource economics.

  • Gain flexibility in your course outlines: The text is organized, so that you can fit individual course outlines.


  • Use relevant material: Students identify with up-to-date information, which gives them a global perspective on key issues.


  • Engage students with self-test exercises, debates and examples: Students are able to prepare for their field and learn from an active learning path, which allows them to grasp concepts before moving though the text.

Table of Contents

1. Visions of the Future  

2. The Economic Approach: Property Rights, Externalities, and Environmental Problems  

3. Evaluating Trade-Offs: Benefit-Cost Analysis and Other Decision-Making Metrics 

4. Valuing the Environment: Methods 

5. Dynamic Efficiency and Sustainable Development 

6. Depletable Resource Allocation: The Role of Longer Time Horizons, Substitutes, and Extraction Cost 

7. Energy: The Transition from Depletable to Renewable Resources 

8. Recyclable Resources: Minerals, Paper, Bottles, and E-Waste 

9. Water: A Confluence of Renewable and Depletable Resources 

10. A Locationally Fixed, Multipurpose Resource: Land  

11. Storable, Renewable Resources: Forests 

12. Common-Pool Resources: Commercially Valuable Fisheries  

13. Ecosystem Goods and Services: Nature's Threatened Bounty 

14. Economics of Pollution Control: An Overview 

15. Stationary-Source Local and Regional Air Pollution  

16. Climate Change  

17. Mobile-Source Air Pollution 

18. Water Pollution  

19. Toxic Substances and Environmental Justice 

20. The Quest for Sustainable Development 

 21. Visions of the Future Revisited


Environmental and Natural Resource Economics, 10th Edition

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