This important collection brings together Peter Nijkamp's work in the area of environmental and resource economics. The essays selected pay particular attention to theory and modelling, environmental analysis as well as policy issues and implications.
The first part focuses on the economic management of environmental goods and scarce resources, the analysis of spatial-environmental externalities, the study of biodiversity from an economic perspective, the economics of water use and the implications of climate change for global economic policy. The second part focuses on environmental-economic modelling. It presents new advances in modelling and evaluation, dealing with the role of endogenous technology and trade in economic growth models, the design of second-best energy policies and the implications of environmental externalities in the aviation sector. The third part considers the relevance and applicability of evaluation studies for environmental management and the final part examines the scope of environmental policy analysis.
This collection will be essential reading for scholars and students in both environmental and ecological economics.
Peter Nijkamp, Tinbergen Institute, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland and JADS, `s-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands
Contents: Preface Introduction Part I: Theory and Overview 1. Environmental and Resource Management 2. Externalities in Urban Sustainability: Environmental versus Localization-type Agglomeration Externalities in a General Spatial Equilibrium Model of a Single-sector Monocentric Industrial City 3. Integration of Economic and Ecological Indicators of Biodiversity 4. The Economics of Urban Drinking Water Use 5. Global Trends and Climate Change Policies Part II: Modelling Experiments 6. New Advances in Economic Modelling and Evaluation of Environmental Issues 7. A Multiregional Perspective on Growth and Environment: The Role of Endogenous Technology and Trade 8. Second-best Energy Policies for Heterogeneous Firms 9. Environmental Externalities in Air Transport Markets Part III: Evaluation Studies 10. Environmental Decision Making: A Comparison between Cost-Benefit Analysis and Multicriteria Decision Aid 11. Sustainability Assessment of Development Scenarios: Methodology and Application to Thailand 12. A Multi-criteria Decision Support Model and Geographic Information System for Sustainable Development Planning of the Greek Islands 13. Success Factors for Sustainable Urban Brownfield Development: A Comparative Case Study Approach to Polluted Sites 14. Why do Aircraft Noise Value Estimates Differ? A Meta-analysis Part IV: Policy Analysis 15. Transboundary Environmental Problems in the European Union: Lessons from Air Pollution Policies 16. Open Windows of Europe 17. Sustainable Transport: New Research and Policy Challenge for the Next Millennium 18. Socio-economic Dynamics and Spatial Mobility: A Scenario Application to Environmental Strategies in Transport 19. Energy Saving by Firms: Decision-making, Barriers and Policies Index