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
'A superb addition to the body of knowledge available to scholars and practitioners in the resource field. Its influence should be great.' Journal of Soil and Water Conservation 'Its quality is such that it is likely to be cited for many years as a standard reference on the subject examined.' Journal of Farm Economics
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.