Principles of Environmental and Resource Economics: A Guide for Students and Decision-makers

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Henk Folmer, H. Landis Gabel, Hans Opschoor, Johannes Baptist Opschoor
E. Elgar, 1995 - Business & Economics - 484 pages
This major new book is a comprehensive, non-technical overview of the principles of environmental and resource economics. The economic causes and consequences of environmental and resource problems are thoroughly addressed by a distinguished group of authors who also provide a comprehensive assessment of environmental policy instruments and corporate responses to environmental problems.
The economic causes of environmental and resource problems are the major theme of the first part of this volume which also discusses links to such important areas as growth theory, national accounting and public policy-making. The goals and principles of environmental policy are addressed in the second part which provides a comprehensive overview of the various instruments applied in practice. Means of analysing the economic implications of environmental policy are also discussed as well as the valuation of environmental quality in an international context. The third part shifts the focus to business decision-makers to examine the involvement of firms with the regulatory process and the payoffs provided by this involvement. Environmental technology development and implementation as well as the solid waste problem are also addressed in the final part.
Comprehensive and authoritative, this major new volume offers a non-technical state-of-the-art review which will be widely used as a teaching tool for students and a reference point for practitioners and researchers.

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Edited by Henk Folmer, Professor of Research Methodology, Groningen University and Professor of General Economics, Wageningen University, The Netherlands, H. Landis Gabel, Professor of Economics and Management, INSEAD, France and J(Hans)B. Opschoor, former Rector, Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, The Netherlands and Professor of Environmental Economics, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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