Environmental Networks: A Framework for Economic Decision-Making and Policy Analysis (New Horizons in Environmental Economics Series)

Environmental Networks: A Framework for Economic Decision-Making and Policy Analysis (New Horizons in Environmental Economics Series)

By: Anna Nagurney (author), Padma Ramanujam (author), Kanwalroop K. Dhanda (author)Hardback

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This original book presents a new basis for environmental policymaking: environmental networks. This framework graphically simplifies the analysis of environmental problems and emphasizes the spatial nature of economic activity and pollution dispersion. The book first discusses the foundations of environmental economics before going on to apply the environmental network approach to different firm structures. The authors then extend the analysis to incorporate multiple products and pollutants, the presence of transaction costs, the availability of investment in production technologies, and the issue of noncompliance versus compliance. They also apply the network approach to pollution caused by transportation and assess the success of permits in limiting this. The authors then formulate integrated models, analyzing the use of permits and taxes in firms, producers, and consumers, as well as transportation and trade routes. This book will be of interest to students, researchers, practitioners, and policymakers in environmental and transport economics.

About Author

Kanwalroop Kathy Dhanda, Assistant Professor, School of Business Administration, University of Portland, US, Anna Nagurney, John F. Smith Memorial Professor, Isenberg School of Management and Director, Virtual Center for Supernetworks, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, US and Padma Ramanujam, formerly Isenberg School of Management, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, US


Contents: Part I: Introduction and Overview 1. Introduction 2. Foundations of Environmental Economics 3. Methodological Foundations Part II: Firms and the Environment 4. Pollution Permit Models for Single-Product, Single-Pollutant Firms 5. Multiproduct, Multipollutant Firms with Transaction Costs 6. Oligopolistic Markets and Technological Investments 7. Noncompliant Oligopolistic Firms: Statics and Dynamics Part III: Transportation and the Environment 8. Environmental Targets and Single-Modal Traffic Networks 9. Environmental Targets and Multimodal Traffic Networks 10. Emission Pollution Permits for Transportation Networks 11. Multimodal Network Permits: Compliance Versus Noncompliance Part IV: Spatial Price Networks and the Environment 12. Environmental Targets and Spatial Price Networks 13. Pollution Permits and Spatial Price Networks 14. Spatial Oligopolies and Pollution Permits Glossary

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781840640410
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 400
  • ID: 9781840640410
  • ISBN10: 1840640413

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