Public Investment The Rate Of Return And Optimal Fiscal Policy

Author: Kenneth J. Arrow
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135988897
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This book, co-authored by the Nobel-prized economist, Kenneth Arrow, considers public expenditures in the context of modern growth theory. It analyzes optimal growth with public capital. A theory of 'controllability' is developed and injected into public economics and growth models. Originally published in 1970

Environmental Quality In A Growing Economy

Author: Henry Jarrett
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113598798X
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Twelve scholars examine some leading problems in environmental quality, analyze present situations and future prospects, and suggest what might be done about them. Originally published in 1966

Scarcity And Growth Reconsidered

Author: V. Kerry Smith
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135989389
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Current views on resource availability are examined, along with the original Barnett-Morse thesis of resource supply. Originally published in 1979

Environmental Economics

Author: Karl-Göran Mäler
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135987424
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First Published in 2011. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Scarcity And Growth

Author: Harold J. Barnett
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135989176
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In this classic study, the authors assess the importance of technological change and resource substitution in support of their conclusion that resource scarcity did not increase in the Unites States during the period 1870 to 1957. Originally published in 1963

Policy Instruments For Environmental And Natural Resource Management

Author: Thomas Sterner
Publisher: Resources for the Future
ISBN: 9781891853128
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As Thomas Sterner points out, the economic 'toolkit' for dealing with environmental problems has become formidable. It includes taxes, charges, permits, deposit-refund systems, labeling, and other information disclosure mechanisms. Though not all these devices are widely used, empirical application has started within some sectors, and we are beginning to see the first systematic efforts at an advanced policy design that takes due account of market-based incentives. Sterner?s book encourages more widespread and careful use of economic policy instruments. Intended primarily for application in developing and transitional countries, the book compares the accumulated experiences of the use of economic policy instruments in the U.S. and Europe, as well as in select rich and poor countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Ambitious in scope, the book discusses the design of instruments that can be employed in a wide range of contexts, including transportation, industrial pollution, water pricing, waste, fisheries, forests, and agriculture. Policy Instruments for Environmental and Natural Resource Management is deeply rooted in economics but also informed by perspectives drawn from political, legal, ecological, and psychological research. Sterner notes that, in addition to meeting requirements for efficiency, the selection and design of policy instruments must satisfy criteria involving equity and political acceptability. He is careful to distinguish between the well-designed plans of policymakers and the resulting behavior of society. A copublication of Resources for the Future, the World Bank, and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida).

Wildfire Policy

Author: Dean Lueck
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136520597
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During the five decades since its origin, law and economics has provided an influential framework for addressing a wide array of areas of law ranging from judicial behaviour to contracts. This book will reflects the first-ever forum for law and economics scholars to apply the analysis and methodologies of their field to the subject of wildfire. The only modern legal work on wildfire, the book brings together leading scholars to consider questions such as: How can public policy address the effects of climate change on wildfire, and wildfire on climate change? Are the environmental and fiscal costs of ex ante prevention measures justified? What are the appropriate levels of prevention and suppression responsibility borne by private, state, and federal actors? Can tort liability provide a solution for realigning the grossly distorted incentives that currently exist for private landowners and government firefighters? Do the existing incentives in wildfire institutions provide incentives for efficient private and collective action and how might they be improved?

Discounting For Time And Risk In Energy Policy

Author: Robert C. Lind
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135985189
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This is a collection of theoretical papers, including contributions by Partha Dasgupta and three Nobel prize-winning economists: Kenneth Arrow, Amartya Sen, and Joseph Stiglitz. Originally published in 1982.

The Power Of Public Investment Management

Author: Anand Rajaram
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 146480317X
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Public resources, if invested well in public infrastructure and services, can unleash inclusive growth and development. This report provides a simple but comprehensive framework and global experience, to help policy makers adopt good functional principles in the design of institutions to strengthen public investment management.