With a tight integration of public policy and economic theory, this best-selling text provides a well-rounded introduction to the field. Tietenberg's extensive work in research and policy lends a crucial real-world context, so that students explore the latest questions and debates.
The Seventh Edition offers a wealth of new examples and hot topics such as genetically modified organisms and the cost-effectiveness of new transportation fuels. International issues receive increased attention through discussions of environmental problems and policies in Western Europe, China, and developing nations.
1. Visions of the Future.
2. Valuing the Environment: Concepts.
3. Valuing the Environment: Methods.
4. Property Rights, Externalities, and Environmental Problems.
5. Sustainable Development: Defining the Concept.
6. The Population Problem.
7. The Allocation of Depletable and Renewable Resources.
8. Depletable, Non-recyclable Energy Resources: Oil, Gas, Coal and Uranium.
9. Recyclable Resources: Minerals, Paper, Glass, etc.
10. Replenishable but Depletable Resources: Water.
11. Reproducible Private-Property Resources: Agriculture.
12. Storable, Renewable Resources: Forests.
13. Renewable Common-Property Resources: Fisheries and Other Species.
14. Generalized Resource Scarcity.
15. Economics of Pollution Control: An Overview.
16. Stationary-Source Local Air Pollution.
17. Regional and Global Air Pollutants: Acid Rain and Atmospheric Modification.
18. Mobile -Source Air Pollution.
19. Water Pollution.
20. Toxic Substances.
21. Environmental Justice.
22. Development, Poverty, and the Environment.
23. The Quest for Sustainable Development.
24. Visions of the Future Revisited.