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Natural Resource Economics By Barry C. Field

Natural Resource Economics
by Barry C. Field

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This work, a companion to Barry Field's "Environmental Economics: An Introduction", examines how we use our natural resources, highlights some of the mistakes we have made in doing so, and teaches students to analyze these decisions.
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Natural Resource Economics by Barry C. Field

Barry Field is an authority on natural resource economics and has a successful Irwin/McGraw-Hill book Environmental Economics: An Introduction, 0-07-021498-0 ((c)1997). Natural Resource Economics will be a companion to that book. This new text will examine how we as humans decide to use our natural resources, will highlight some of the mistakes we have made in doing so, and will teach students to analyze these decisions. Students will become more informed about the choices we make in shaping and managing our natural world. The guiding principle of the book is to present the necessary concepts in an accessible, but rigorous way at the introductory level, and then see how they apply to some of the important questions we face about natural resource use.

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Table of Contents

Part 1 Introduction: natural resources and the economy. Part 2 Building blocks: willingness to pay/demand; costs/supply; efficiency and sustainability. Part 3 General natural resource issues: markets and efficiency; public policy for natural resources. Part 4 Natural resource analysis: principles of analysis; the valuation of natural resources. Part 5 Applied natural resource problems; mineral economics; energy; forest economics; marine resources; land economics; water economics; economics of agriculture; economics of outdoor recreation; the economics of wildlife management; the economics of biodiversity preservation. Part 6 Natural economics in developing countries: natural resources and economic growth; natural resource decisions in developing countries.

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Natural Resource Economics by Barry C. Field
Barry C. Field
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McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
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