Gardner M. Brown, Jr. has been a leading innovator in the development of environmental and natural resource economics. This book comprises essays written in his honor by some of the most distinguished economists working in this field.
The principal themes addressed include fundamental theoretical and empirical issues in the valuation of environmental and natural resources; the relationships between economic growth, natural resources and environmental quality; re-evaluation of some standard results in the dynamic modeling of renewable and non-renewable resources; the protection and management of biological resources; and the economics of antibiotic resistance.
The original papers within this book will be of great interest to academics and practitioners in the field of environmental and natural resource economics.
Edited by Robert Halvorsen, Professor of Economics and David F. Layton, Professor of Public Affairs, University of Washington, Seattle, US
Contents: Foreword Introduction PART I: CONSERVATION OF BIOLOGICAL RESOURCES 1. Bioeconomics of Metapopulations: Sinks, Sources and Optimal Closures James E. Wilen and James N. Sanchirico 2. The Optimal Treatment of Disease under a Budget Constraint Robert Rowthorn 3. Coordinating Conservation on Private Lands Gregory M. Parkhurst and Jason F. Shogren 4. Forest Management under the Endangered Species Act Dean Lueck and Jeffrey A. Michael PART II: RESOURCE MODELING, GROWTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY 5. Is the Environmental Kuznets Curve an Empirical Regularity? Robert T. Deacon and Catherine S. Norman 6. Economic Growth and Natural Resources: Does the Curse of Natural Resources Extend to the 50 US States? Ronald N. Johnson 7. Fishes and Trees, or Continuous vs. Discrete Harvesting Martin L. Weitzman 8. The Grand Unified Theory of Natural Resource Economics: A Special Case Mark L. Plummer PART III: THEORY AND PRACTICE OF VALUATION 9. Environmental Valuation under Dynamic Consumer Behavior Jinhua Zhao and Catherine L. Kling 10. Caught in a Corner: Using the Kuhn-Tucker Conditions to Value Montana Sportfishing Craig Mohn and Michael Hanemann 11. The Economic Valuation of Shoreline: 30 Years Later Raymond B. Palmquist and Charles M. Fulcher 12. From Ratings to Rankings: The Econometric Analysis of Stated Preference Ratings Data David F. Layton and S. Todd Lee Appendix: Publications of Gardner M. Brown, Jr Index