Contains twenty-one chapters that cover topics such as: Cost and Benefits of Environmental Policy, Environmental Analysis, Policy Analysis, US Policy (Air Pollution, Toxic Wastes, State and Local Issues), and International Environmental Issues.
This work includes twenty-one chapters covering Cost and Benefits of Environmental Policy, Environmental Analysis, Policy Analysis, US Policy (Air Pollution, Toxic Wastes, State and Local Issues), and International Environmental Issues.
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Barry C. Field is Professor of Resource Economics at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. Previously he taught at the University of Miami and The George Washington University. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Cornell University, and his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley. At the University of Massachusetts he has devoted many years to teaching natural resource economics to students at all levels, and has worked to develop an undergraduate major in environmental and resource economics. Professor Field is the author of numerous articles on resource and environmental economics. Martha K. Field is Professor of Economics at Greenfield Community College, where she has taught environmental economics for many years. She has taught at the University of Massachusetts, Mount Holyoke College, Westfield State College, Holyoke Community College, and the Consumer Cooperative at Gomel, Belarus. She received a B.S. and M.S. from the University of Massachusetts and holds a Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut.
Table of Contents
Field - Environmental Economics: An Introduction, 4/e(0073137510) Contents in Brief Section 1 - Introduction 1 What is Environmental Economics? 2 The Economy and the Environment Section 2 - Analytical Tools 3 Benefits and Costs, Supply and Demand 4 Economic Efficiency and Markets 5 The Economics of Environmental Quality Section 3 - Environmental Analysis 6 Frameworks of Analysis 7 Benefit-Cost Analysis: Benefits 8 Benefit-Cost Analysis: Costs Section 4 - Environmental Policy Analysis 9 Criteria for Evaluating Environmental Policies 10 Decentralized Policies: Liability Laws, Property Rights, Voluntary Action 11 Command-and-Control Strategies: The Case of Standards 12 Incentive-Based Strategies: Emission Charges and Subsidies 13 Incentive-Based Strategies: Transferable Discharge Permits Section 5 - Environmental Policy in the United States 14 Federal Water Pollution - Control Policy 15 Federal Air Pollution - Control Policy 16 Federal Policy on Toxic and Hazardous Substances 17 State and Local Environmental IssuesSection 6 - International Environmental Issues 18 Comparative Environmental Policies 19 Economic Development and the Environment 20 The Global Environment 21 International Environmental AgreementsAppendix: Abbreviations and Acronyms Used in the BookName IndexSubject Index
Environmental Economics by Barry C. Field
Barry C. Field
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