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Author Harris, Jonathan M.

Title Environmental and natural resource economics : a contemporary approach / Jonathan M. Harris
Published Boston : Houghton Mifflin, [2002]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'BOOL  333.7 Har/Ean  AVAILABLE
Description xv, 464 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents Economy and the environment: Changing perspectives on the environment; Resources, environment, and economic development -- Economic analysis of environmental issues: Theory of environmental externalities; Resource allocation over time; Common property resources and public goods; Valuing the environment -- Ecological economics and environmental accounting: Ecological economics, some basic concepts; National income and environmental accounting; Modeling economic and ecological systems -- Population, agriculture, and the environment: Population and the environment; Agriculture, food, and environment -- Energy and resources: Resources, scarcity and abundance; Energy, the great transition; Renewable resource use, fisheries; Ecosystem management, forest and water systems -- Pollution, impacts and policy responses: Pollution, analysis and policy; Industrial ecology; Global climate change -- Environment, trade, and development: World trade and the environment; Institutions for sustainable development -- Glossary
Summary Environmental problems and their local, national, and global solutions have taken on ever-increasing importance in today's world. Economic analysis of environmental problems is essential, but economic perspectives must be complemented with an understanding of the principles of ecological systems. [This book] offers an introduction to the broad perspective of ecological economics together with standard economic theory. The text covers traditional environmental economics topics, including the microeconomic analysis of resources and issues of resource allocation; at the same time, it presents an ecological perspective within a global context, discussing such issues as population growth, global climate change, species loss, trade and the environment, and sustainable development. -Back cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Environmental economics.
Natural resources.
Environmental policy.
LC no. 2001131505
ISBN 0618133925