Economics and the Environment 7th Edition, provides a rigorous and comprehensive presentation of the "standard analysis," including the property-rights basis of environmental problems, efficient pollution control, benefit-estimation procedures, and incentive based procedures. This text examines a broad range of topics in environmental and natural resource economics. It presents in-depth treatment of important issues at the cutting edge of environmental policy debates. The focus is on equipping students with the tools necessary to analyse current environmental issues as an economist would.
Preface Chapter 1: Four Economic Questions about Global Warming Chapter 2: Ethics and Economics Chapter 3: Pollution and Resource Degradation as Externalities Chapter 4: The Efficiency Standard Chapter 5: Measuring the Benefits of Environmental Protection Chapter 6: Measuring the Costs of Environmental Protection Chapter 7: The Safety Standard Chapter 8: The Sustainability Standard Chapter 9: Measuring Sustainability Chapter 10: Natural Resources and Ecosystem Services Chapter 11: Is More Really Better? Consumption and Welfare Chapter 12: The Political Economy of Environmental Regulation Chapter 13: An Overview of Environmental Legislation Chapter 14: The Regulatory Record: Achievements and Obstacles Chapter 15: Incentive-Based Regulation: Theory Chapter 16: Incentive Based Regulation: Practice Chapter 17: Promoting Clean Technology: Theory Chapter 18: Energy and the Future Chapter 19: Poverty, Population, and the Environment Chapter 20: Environmental Policy in Poor Countries Chapter 21: The Economics of Global Agreements