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.

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.

Creating A Sustainable Economy

Author: Gerardo Marletto
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136307036
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This book is designed for those scholars, students, policy-makers – or just curious readers– who are looking for heterodox thinking on the issue of environmental economics and policy. Contributions to this book draw on multiple streams of institutional and evolutionary economics and help build an approach to environmental policy that radically diverges from mainstream prescriptions. No 'silver bullet' solutions emerge from the analyses. Even market-based tools – such as green taxes or tradable pollution permits – are bound to fail if they are not incorporated into an integrated, multi-dimensional and multi-actor policy for structural change.

The Economic Analysis Of Environmental Policy And Law

Author: Michael Faure
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 9781845422929
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'This volume would make an excellent textbook for students of both introductory environmental economics and introductory environmental law. the examples of real world legal problems and environmental policies provide the student with the context within which the basic principles of microeconomics come alive. the scope of economic topics covered is broad and impressive, ranging from the notion of marginal cost to the idea of limits to growth. the authors have created a framework within which it is possible for both law students and economics students to learn from each other's disciplines. A truly remarkable achievement.' - Timothy M. Swanson, University College London, UK Although many books focus on law and economics, and environmental economics, this is one of the first to combine the two topics in a fully integrated and comprehensive manner. the authors successfully bridge the gap between the disciplines of environmental law and traditional economics in a lucid and highly accessible style.

The Market Meets The Environment

Author: Bruce Yandle
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780847696253
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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.

Principles Of Environmental And Resource Economics

Author: Henk Folmer
Publisher: Edward Elgar Pub
ISBN:
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This book is a timely, scholarly and important collection of essays written by an international group of 19 eminent academics and practitioners. . . . It is very well written, ambitious and packed full of valuable factual and technical material, the eclectic nature reflecting the very broad and differing interests of each contributor. Despite the scope and breadth, which are phenomenal, the thematic nature ensures that each section is systematically organised, each following on well from the previous one. . . . this book is a worthy and welcome addition to an already growing field. . . it will prove very useful to a wide readership. . . an excellent, scholarly read. Joyce Liddle, Local Environment As economic and environmental policy have become more firmly entwined, the need for a succinct, but accurate guide to the underlying principles of environmental economics has become more acute. This book should fill the need. Nineteen related essays written by authorities in the field lay out the issues in a simple, but not simplistic, manner. Tom Tietenberg, Colby College, Maine, US An excellent addition to the environmental and resource economics literature . . . Recommended for upper-division undergraduate through professional audience. M. Morgan-Davie, Choice The latest instalment in Edward Elgar s excellent New Horizons in Environmental Economics series Principles of Environmental and Resource Economics sets out to provide a comprehensive introduction to the economic causes and consequences of environmental problems and succeeds in doing so admirably. . . the book is a good one and I commend it. Anthony G. Heyes, The Journal of Energy Literature This major 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 policymaking. 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 and environmental policy 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 pay-offs provided by this involvement. Environmental technology development and implementation as well as the solid waste problem are addressed in the final part. Comprehensive and authoritative, Principles of Environmental and Resource Economics 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.

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.

Economics And Environmental Policy

Author: Thomas H. Tietenberg
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN:
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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.

The Law And Economics Of The Environment

Author: Anthony Heyes
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 9781843762935
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. . . their collection together here represents a valuable addition to the library of those who are concerned with studying, teaching analysing, practicing, or making, environmental law as well as students and practitioners of environmental economics. David Hadley, The Economic Journal The exploration of the basic economics of externalities and the basic common law doctrines and institutions for dealing with externalities constitute a "first generation" of economic analysis of environmental law. The present book of essays illustrates the "second generation" of economic analysis of environmental law. The fundamental economic issues, and the common law, are no longer the focus. The lessons of the "first generation" have been absorbed and transcended. The focus has shifted to the level of application, which is the level at which the economist and the lawyer-economist can best hope to influence policy. We are making progress and the essays in this volume will do much to assure that progress continues. From the foreword by Richard A. Posner, United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and University of Chicago Law School, US One of the most exciting and productive areas of research in environmental policy is resulting from the integration of the traditionally separate fields of environmental economics and law and economics. This book brings together the top researchers engaged in this enterprise to share the useful insights that are emerging. Both in terms of the scope of coverage and the depth of analysis this is an absolutely first-rate book. Tom Tietenberg, Colby College, Maine, US This outstanding book focuses on how economics can contribute to the design, implementation and appraisal of legal systems that create the right incentives for environmental protection. The sixteen original and specially commissioned contributions written by some of the leading names in their field span many of the important areas of contemporary interest and employ case study material combined with theoretical, empirical and experimental research. The book addresses many topical issues including: the fundamental notions of property rights and social norms; the design and implementation of civil liability regimes; the use of criminal law as an instrument of environmental policy; the role that citizen suits, self-monitoring and self-enforcement could and should play in the implementation of law; the international harmonisation of environmental law; and the treatment of environmental damages in courts. Cutting-edge economic technique is motivated by, and articulates with, real and pressing policy debates. The contributors refer to a range of legal cases and policy decisions, and draw out a host of policy implications and prescriptions for settings as diverse as Superfund reform in the US and the harmonisation of landfill regulations in the European Union. By combining incisive overviews of the latest thinking and results, complemented by original analysis, The Law and Economics of the Environment will appeal to researchers and students of the environment, law and economics, policy practitioners and those with an interest in knowing what constitutes good environmental law.

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.