Economics for Environmental Studies: A Strategic Guide to Micro- and Macroeconomics

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Springer Berlin Heidelberg, Aug 29, 2012 - Business & Economics - 190 pages

An understanding of fundamental economic concepts is essential for students in environmental studies programs around the world. The present textbook addresses their needs, providing a concise introduction to micro- and macroeconomics and demonstrating how these economic tools and approaches can be used to analyze environmental issues. Written in an accessible style without compromising depth of the analysis, central issues in the public policy debate on environmental problems and environmental policy are discussed and analyzed from an economics perspective.
The book is meant both as an introductory text for undergraduate students in environmental sciences without a background in economics, and as a companion for economists interested in a presentation of the micro and macro foundations of environmental economics, in a nutshell.

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Alfred Endres is Full Professor of Economics at the University of Hagen, Germany, and Permanent Visiting Professor of Environmental Economics at the University of Witten/Herdecke, Germany. He has also taught at the Technical University of Berlin, Zhejiang University at Hangzhou, China, and the State University of New York at Buffalo. He held visiting appointments at the University of Florida, the University of California, San Diego and La Trobe University, Melbourne. He is the author of 14 books on environmental economics, applied economics, and microeconomics. Professor Endres is a member of the Review Panel for the Swiss National Competence Center for Research on Climate Change and was a member of the Peer Review Committee for the Environmental Action Program of the European Union. He is the author of numerous articles in journals such as the Canadian Journal of Economics, Environmental and Resource Economics, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Journal of Industrial Economics, Public Choice and Social Choice and Welfare.

Volker Radke is Professor of Economics at the Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University Ravensburg, Germany. He also taught at the University of Dortmund and the University of Hagen, both Germany. He published several books and articles in journals, especially on the topic of sustainable development and its indicators.

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