Land and Forest Economics

Land and Forest Economics

By: Henk Folmer (author), G. Cornelis van Kooten (author)Hardback

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This text provides a comprehensive introduction to the important issues of land use and forest economics. The authors employ economic tools to study the allocation of land among alternative activities such as agriculture, grazing and forestry which impact upon the landscape. The book begins by explaining general economic concepts of well-being, welfare measurement and economic rents before providing a synopsis of various environmental economic issues including non-market valuation, cost-benefit analysis and sustainable development. The authors then move on to address several critical topics relating to land use, the conservation of nature and the protection of agricultural land. These include an analysis of agricultural land use from the perspective of urban expansion and the interface between crop production and nature. They also discuss the economics of public lands, range and ranching, forestry, and global climate change in a comprehensive fashion. Throughout the book, the focus is on enhancing welfare for society as a whole, rather than for particular individuals, interest groups or sectors. In this way, the authors present a balanced and just approach to policy decisions regar

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Preface 1. Introduction Part I: General Economic Concepts 2. The Theory of Welfare Measurement 3. Resource Rents and Rent Capture Part II: A Synopsis of Environmental Economics 4. Valuing Nonmarket Benefits 5. Environmental Economics 6. Social Cost-Benefit Analysis 7. Sustainable Development and Conservation Part III: Land Economics 8. Efficiency and Equity in Land-Use Planning 9. Degradation and Conservation of Agricultural Land 10. Economics of Public Lands Part IV: Forest Economics I 12. Forest Economics II 13. Economics of Tropical Deforestation Part V: Land Use and Climate Change 14. Climate Change: Land Use, Land-use Change and Forestry References Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 28/06/2004
  • ISBN13: 9781843768814
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 560
  • ID: 9781843768814
  • ISBN10: 184376881X

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