Pricing Nature: Cost-benefit Analysis and Environmental Policy

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Edward Elgar Publishing, Jan 1, 2009 - Business & Economics - 360 pages
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An impressive piece of work that deserves to be on every European agricultural economist s bookshelf. Jean-Christophe Bureau, European Review of Agricultural Economics This is an excellent text that could be used in specialist academic courses in environm
 

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Contents

1 Introduction
1
PART I The tools
13
2 The theoretical foundations of CBA
15
3 Stated preference approaches to environmental valuation
44
the travel cost model
79
hedonic pricing
98
production function approaches
116
7 Discounting and the discount rate
142
PART II Case studies
203
9 Valuing ecosystem services
205
10 Costs and benefits of water quality improvements
238
11 Valuing habitat protection
265
12 Costbenefit analysis and renewable energy
284
13 The strengths and weaknesses of environmental CBA
307
Index
335
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