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Economics and the environment / Eban S. Goodstein.

By: Material type: TextTextPublication details: London : Prentice-Hall International, c1999 [ie 1998]Edition: 2nd edISBN:
  • 0130797820
Subject(s): DDC classification:
  • 333.7 21
LOC classification:
  • HD75.6
Contents:
Ch. 1. Four Economic Questions about Global Warming -- Ch. 2. Ethics and Economics -- Ch. 3. Pollution as an Externality -- Ch. 4. The Efficiency Standard -- Ch. 5. The Safety Standard -- Ch. 6. Sustainability: A Neoclassical View -- Ch. 7. Sustainability: An Ecological View -- Ch. 8. Measuring the Benefits of Environmental Protection -- Ch. 9. Measuring the Costs of Environmental Protection -- Ch. 10. Benefit-Cost in Practice: Implementing the Efficiency Standard -- Ch. 11. Is More Really Better? Consumption and Welfare -- Ch. 12. The Political Economy of Environmental Regulation -- Ch. 13. An Overview of Environmental Legislation -- Ch. 14. The Regulatory Record: Achievements and Obstacles -- Ch. 15. Monitoring and Enforcement -- Ch. 16. Incentive-Based Regulation: Theory -- Ch. 17. Incentive-Based Regulation: Practice -- Ch. 18. Promoting Clean Technology: Theory -- Ch. 19. Promoting Clean Technology: Practice -- Ch. 20. Energy Policy and the Environment -- Ch. 21. Poverty, Population, and the Environment -- Ch. 22. Environmental Policy in Poor Countries -- Ch. 23. The Economics of Global Agreements -- Topic 1. The Importance of Being Convex -- Topic 2. Imperfect Regulation in an Uncertain World -- Topic 3. Input-Output Models and Life-Cycle Analysis -- Topic 4. Incentive-Compatible Regulation.
Summary: The second edition of Economics and the Environment centers around four focused questions: How much pollution is too much? Is government up to the job? How can we do better? How can we resolve global issues? Using these questions as guidelines, Goodstein develops the economic tools students need to explore solutions to environmental problems. In the process, the book covers a wealth of current examples, from global warming, to population growth, to urban air pollution and energy policy, to chemical regulation and landfill siting.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Previous ed.: 1995.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Ch. 1. Four Economic Questions about Global Warming -- Ch. 2. Ethics and Economics -- Ch. 3. Pollution as an Externality -- Ch. 4. The Efficiency Standard -- Ch. 5. The Safety Standard -- Ch. 6. Sustainability: A Neoclassical View -- Ch. 7. Sustainability: An Ecological View -- Ch. 8. Measuring the Benefits of Environmental Protection -- Ch. 9. Measuring the Costs of Environmental Protection -- Ch. 10. Benefit-Cost in Practice: Implementing the Efficiency Standard -- Ch. 11. Is More Really Better? Consumption and Welfare -- Ch. 12. The Political Economy of Environmental Regulation -- Ch. 13. An Overview of Environmental Legislation -- Ch. 14. The Regulatory Record: Achievements and Obstacles -- Ch. 15. Monitoring and Enforcement -- Ch. 16. Incentive-Based Regulation: Theory -- Ch. 17. Incentive-Based Regulation: Practice -- Ch. 18. Promoting Clean Technology: Theory -- Ch. 19. Promoting Clean Technology: Practice -- Ch. 20. Energy Policy and the Environment -- Ch. 21. Poverty, Population, and the Environment -- Ch. 22. Environmental Policy in Poor Countries -- Ch. 23. The Economics of Global Agreements -- Topic 1. The Importance of Being Convex -- Topic 2. Imperfect Regulation in an Uncertain World -- Topic 3. Input-Output Models and Life-Cycle Analysis -- Topic 4. Incentive-Compatible Regulation.

The second edition of Economics and the Environment centers around four focused questions: How much pollution is too much? Is government up to the job? How can we do better? How can we resolve global issues? Using these questions as guidelines, Goodstein develops the economic tools students need to explore solutions to environmental problems. In the process, the book covers a wealth of current examples, from global warming, to population growth, to urban air pollution and energy policy, to chemical regulation and landfill siting.