Environmental Economics: The Essentials offers a policy-oriented approach to the increasingly influential field of environmental economics that is based upon a solid foundation of economic theory and empirical research. Students will not only leave the course with a firm understanding of environmental economics, but they will also be exposed to a number of case studies showing how underlying economic principles provided the foundation for specific environmental and resource policies. This key text highlights what insights can be derived from the actual experience.
Key features include:
The text is fully supported with end-of-chapter summaries, discussion questions, and self-test exercises in the book, and multiple-choice questions, simulations, references, slides, and an instructor’s manual on the Companion Website. This text is adapted from the best-selling Environmental and Natural Resource Economics 11th edition by the same authors.
An Overview of the Book
1. Visions of the Future
2. The Economic Approach: Property Rights, Externalities, and Environmental Problems
3. Evaluating Trade-Offs: Benefit-Cost Analysis and Other Decision-Making Metrics
4. Valuing the Environment: Methods
5. Economics of Pollution Control: An Overview
6. Stationary-Source Local and Regional Air Pollution
7. Mobile-Source Air Pollution8. Climate Change
9. Water Pollution
10. Toxic Substances and Environmental Justice
11. The Quest for Sustainable Development
12. Visions of the Future Revisited
Answers to Self-Test Exercises