Principles of Environmental Economics: Economics, Ecology and Public Policy
This text offers a systematic exposition of environmental and natural resource economics. It presents the economic and ecological principles essential for a clear understanding of contemporary environmental and natural resource issues and policy considerations. Environmental and natural resource issues are considered in a broad, interdisciplinary context that does not treat them as just another subset of applied economics. The main subject areas include:
* basic economic concepts specifically relevant to environmental economics
* the economics of natural resource scarcity
* ecology, economics and the biophysical constraints to economic growth
* ecological economics
* the economics of sustainable development
* the economics of pollution
* valuing the environment
* the economics of natural resources
* population, development and the environment.
The author develops specific tools to illuminate the central problems of environmental economics. Fundamental economic concepts specifically relevant to environmental and resource economics are introduced and then integrated with ecological principles and approaches. This text presents an integrated understanding of environmental and resource economics that acknowledges the disciplinary tie between economics and ecology. This student-friendly textbook includes a variety of study tools including case studies, revision questions and discussion questions.
Written in a clear and accessible style, Principles Of Environmental and Natural Resource Economics considers a variety of real world examples to illustrate the policy relevance and implications of key economic and ecological concepts.
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