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1st Edition

Absolute Essentials of Environmental Economics

ISBN 9780367697945
Published August 20, 2021 by Routledge
114 Pages 12 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This shortform textbook provides a concise overview of the fundamentals of environmental economics. It focuses on how economic forces affect the natural environment and how economic policies and behaviors may be altered to improve environmental quality.

Spanning ten chapters, the book introduces readers to the key ideas in environmental economics. Topics include environmental externalities, technological change, cost-benefit analysis, pollution charges, emissions and offset trading, climate change, and public policy.

Written by an established educator and scholar, Absolute Essentials of Environmental Economics will be valuable reading for students of environmental economics, environmental policy, environmental management and related areas. People affiliated with environmental interest groups, "think tanks," and advocacy groups will also find it beneficial.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Markets and Environmental Pollution

Chapter 3: The Basic Economics of Environmental Pollution Control

Chapter 4: Technological Change in Pollution Control

Chapter 5: Measuring the Benefits and Costs of Pollution Control

Chapter 6: The Policy World

Chapter 7: Pollution-Control Standards

Chapter 8: Pollution Charges

Chapter 9: Economics of Emissions Trading

Chapter 10: Global Climate Change

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Barry C. Field is Professor Emeritus of Resource Economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA.