Economic Analysis Of Environmental Policy

Author: Ross McKitrick
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442610700
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The relationship between economic growth and the environment is at the forefront of public attention and poses serious challenges for policymakers around the world. Economic Analysis of Environmental Policy, a textbook for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses, provides a rigorous and thorough explanation of modern environmental economics, applying this exposition to contemporary issues and policy analysis. Opening with a discussion of contemporary pollution problems, institutional players and the main policy instruments at our disposal, Ross McKitrick develops core theories of environmental valuation and optimal control of pollution. Chapters that follow cover issues like tradable permits, regulatory standards, emission taxes, and polluter liability as well as advanced topics like trade and the environment, sustainability, risk, inequality, and self-monitoring. Throughout, McKitrick uses clear, intuitive, and coherent analytical tools, so that students, academics, and practitioners can develop their policy analysis skills while comprehending the debates and challenges at the frontier of this exciting and rapidly-developing field.

The Market Meets The Environment

Author: Bruce Yandle
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780847696253
Size: 80.77 MB
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What does free market environmentalism have to say about Love Canal, Cleveland's burning Cuyahogo River, golf course pollution, EPA's Toxic Release Inventory Requirement, nonpoint source pollution and river basin associations? In this revealing book Bruce Yandle has compiled eleven essays that address these concerns and provide the reader with an in-depth, market-based analysis of evolving environmental institutions and regulations. This book is essential reading for students and scholars of environmental economics, politics, and law.

Economics And Environmental Policy

Author: Thomas H. Tietenberg
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
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This collection of writings of one of the leading environmental economists exemplifies the changing issues and methodologies of environmental economics and politics - highly recommended reading for anyone interested in the field. Thomas Wagner, Kyklos This is a wide-ranging volume incorporating a large number of studies with a clearly discernible theme. Perhaps this is what might be expected to emerge from part of the productive career of a gifted individual. Such a collection is extremely valuable in that it provides a coherent view of important issues in the interface between economic analysis and environmental policy. . . . a useful addition to the intellectual resources available to environmental economists, particularly as an easily available source of many important readings for graduate and undergraduate courses. Noel P. Russell, The Manchester School Over the last two decades economic analysis has begun to offer increasingly sophisticated and useful insights into environmental problems. Tom Tietenberg has had a significant impact on recent innovations which have enlarged the range of economic policy instruments at our disposal as well as transforming the roles of the various institutions responsible for implementation and enforcement. Economics and Environmental Policy includes Professor Tietenberg s most important essays on economics and environmental policy written over a 20 year period. It includes papers on the integration of economic incentives into pollution control which cover theoretical work and empirical studies as well as overviews of emission trading and emission charges. Later papers concentrate on the judicial role in environmental policy, including the perverse incentives created by specific legal doctrines, and environmental enforcement, which deals with issues such as creative penalty structures and the empowerment of nongovernmental organizations. The final papers deal with sustainable development and, in particular, the role of poverty, the need for technology and capital transfers, and the pricing of depletable resources. The essays in this collection address not only theoretical and practical matters associated with environmental policy, but also design and implementation issues. By improving access to Tom Tietenberg s many important contributions, this volume makes a significant addition to the literature on environmental theory and practice.

An Introduction To The Law And Economics Of Environmental Policy

Author: Timothy M. Swanson
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0762308885
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An Introduction to the Law and Economics of Environmental Policy emphasises the importance of institutional design in addressing social problems. Three important issues concerning institutional design are: • policies • instruments • enforcement This volume surveys each of the issues, and emphasises the common themes arising in optimal institutional design. These themes include the cost of complex institutional design, and the role of private institutions attaining social objects. This book will be particularly useful to Law Schools, Departments of Government, Policy or Economics, Environmental Managers and Insurance Companies.

Price Principle And The Environment

Author: Mark Sagoff
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521545969
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Mark Sagoff has written an engaging and provocative book about the contribution economics can make to environmental policy. Sagoff argues that economics can be helpful in designing institutions and processes through which people can settle environmental disputes. However, he contends that economic analysis fails completely when it attempts to attach value to environmental goods. It fails because preference-satisfaction has no relation to any good. Economic valuation lacks data because preferences cannot be observed. Willingness to pay is benchmarked on market price and thus may reflect producer cost not consumer benefit. Moreover, economists cannot second-guess market outcomes because they have no better information than market participants. Mark Sagoff's conclusion is that environmental policy turns on principles that are best identified and applied through political processes. Written with verve and fluency, this book will be eagerly sought out by students and professionals in environmental policy as well as informed general readers.

Economic Growth And Environmental Policy

Author: Frank Hettich
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 9781781959992
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This book should interest all students and scholars of environmental economics and particularly those interested in the relationship between economic growth and environmental quality.

Economics Ethics And Environmental Policy

Author: Daniel W. Bromley
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470692928
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Economics, Ethics, and Environmental Policy: Contested Choices offers a comprehensive analysis of the ethical problems associated with basing environmental policy on economic analysis, and ways to overcome these problems.

Environmental Policy And The Economy

Author: F.J. Dietz
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1483291189
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This volume focuses on issues of vital interest in environmental policy making. Knowledge is needed about the impacts of economic processes on the environment and vice versa; people's preferences regarding the environmental quality (including the availability of (non)renewable natural resources) must be known; and knowledge concerning the effectiveness and efficiency of the available policy instruments is essential. These issues are dealt with in various contributions on environmental-economic modelling, valuation of the environment, the design of environmental policies and the economic consequences of environmental policy.

The Application Of Economic Techniques In Environmental Impact Assessment

Author: David James
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780792327219
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This practical handbook, written by three leading experts in the field of environmental management systems, provides the background to the new environmental legislation around the world & solutions for how to comply with it & profit from it. It describes how to devise environmental management strategies & policies & set up systems; applicable standards (especially the new BS7750); regulatory controls, both at the UK & EC levels; administrative procedures; environmental audits; & waste minimisation techniques. Also included are sources of finance for environmental protection measures, & case studies of organisations who have profited from waste minimisation programmes. The authors demonstrate the ways in which successful waste minimisation policies can lead to positive financial contributions & profit enhancement. Using Environmental Management Systems to Improve Profits provides a fully comprehensive & up-to-date guide to all aspects of environmental management systems today; it is an indispensable handbook for all managers, in both manufacturing & service industries, for the 1990s & beyond. Using Environmental Management Systems to Improve Profits will be published as a looseleaf partwork with subscribers receiving an initial Basic Work, followed by 6 monthly instalments.

Public Policies For Environmental Protection

Author: Paul R. Portney
Publisher: Resources for the Future
ISBN: 9781891853036
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The first edition of Public Policies for Environmental Protection contributed significantly to the incorporation of economic analysis in the study of environmental policy. Fully revised to account for changes in the institutional, legal, and regulatory framework of environmental policy, the second edition features updated chapters on the EPA and federal regulation, air and water pollution policy, and hazardous and toxic substances. It includes entirely new chapters on market-based environmental policies, global climate change, solid waste, and, for the first time, coverage of the Safe Drinking Water Act. Portney, Stavins, and their contributors provide an invaluable resource for researchers, policymakers, industry professionals, and journalists---anyone who needs up-to-date information on U.S. environmental policy. With their careful explanation of policy alternatives, the authors provide an ideal book for students in courses about environmental economics or environmental politics.