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RFF Environmental and Resource Economics Set


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For almost 60 years, RFF has pioneered the application of economics as a tool to develop more effective policy about the use and conservation of natural resources. It remains the world's premier institution for the study of environmental economics. This collection of eight books represents many of the best works that RFF has published, including writings by Nobel Prize winning economists.

The RFF Library Collection brings back landmark books published by Resources for the Future throughout its nearly 60-year history as the pre-eminent research institution devoted exclusively to environmental issues. The Collection offers individuals and institutions the most classic and relevant literature across a range of environmental issues.

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Environmental Economics A Theoretical Inquiry

Environmental Economics: A Theoretical Inquiry

1st Edition

By Karl-Goran Maler
January 19, 2011

First Published in 2011. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Environmental Quality Analysis Theory & Method in the Social Sciences

Environmental Quality Analysis: Theory & Method in the Social Sciences

1st Edition

By Allen V. Kneese, Blair T. Bower
January 19, 2011

This book brings together state-of-the-art papers describing comprehensive approaches to residuals management and emphasizes the need for interdisciplinary solutions to complex environmental problems. Originally published in 1972...

Environmental Quality in a Growing Economy Essays from the Sixth RFF Forum

Environmental Quality in a Growing Economy: Essays from the Sixth RFF Forum

1st Edition

By Henry Jarrett
January 19, 2011

Twelve scholars examine some leading problems in environmental quality, analyze present situations and future prospects, and suggest what might be done about them. Originally published in 1966...

Measuring the Benefits of Clean Air and Water

Measuring the Benefits of Clean Air and Water

1st Edition

By Allen V. Kneese
January 19, 2011

Kneese examines issues surrounding benefits assessment, including such tools as bidding games, surveys, property value studies, wage differentials, risk reduction evaluation, and mortality and morbidity cost estimation. He discusses methods for quantitatively estimating benefits derived from the ...

Natural Environments Studies in Theoretical & Applied Analysis

Natural Environments: Studies in Theoretical & Applied Analysis

1st Edition

By John V. Krutilla
January 19, 2011

This study represents the first scholarly attempt to consider the difficult allocation problems associated with management of natural resources and proposed changes in the natural environment. Originally published in 1973...

Public Investment, the Rate of Return, and Optimal Fiscal Policy

Public Investment, the Rate of Return, and Optimal Fiscal Policy

1st Edition

By Kenneth J. Arrow, Mordecai Kruz
January 19, 2011

This book, co-authored by the Nobel-prized economist, Kenneth Arrow, considers public expenditures in the context of modern growth theory. It analyzes optimal growth with public capital. A theory of 'controllability' is developed and injected into public economics and growth models. Originally ...

Scarcity and Growth The Economics of Natural Resource Availability

Scarcity and Growth: The Economics of Natural Resource Availability

1st Edition

By Harold J. Barnett, Chandler Morse
January 19, 2011

In this classic study, the authors assess the importance of technological change and resource substitution in support of their conclusion that resource scarcity did not increase in the Unites States during the period 1870 to 1957. Originally published in 1963...

Scarcity and Growth Reconsidered

Scarcity and Growth Reconsidered

1st Edition

By V. Kerry Smith
January 19, 2011

Current views on resource availability are examined, along with the original Barnett-Morse thesis of resource supply. Originally published in 1979...

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