1st Edition

Absolute Essentials of Environmental Economics

By Barry C. Field Copyright 2022
    114 Pages 12 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

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    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.

    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


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