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Cost-Benefit Analysis of Environmental Change - Per-Olov Johansson

Cost-Benefit Analysis of Environmental Change

Paperback Published: 8th November 1993
ISBN: 9780521447928
Number Of Pages: 248

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This book is an advanced text in applied welfare economics and its application to environmental economics. The author goes far beyond the existing literature on the valuation of environmental benefits, deriving sets of cost-benefit rules which can be used to assess private and public sector projects which affect the environment. He explains how valuation studies can be augmented so as to yield the information necessary for decision-making, showing how externalities, taxes, unemployment, risk, irreversibilities, flow and stock pollutants, discounting, and intergenerational distribution should be treated in social cost-benefit analysis. Drawing on a number of empirical illustrations, this book will be of interest not only to those taking advanced courses in environmental economics, welfare economics and public economics, but also as a reference for those undertaking project evaluations in government and business.

Introduction
Some basic concepts
Consumer surplus measures
Valuing public goods: practical methodologies
General equilibrium cost-benefit rules
Cost-benefit rules, national income accounts and sustainable development
Valuation and aggregation
Cost-benefit rules in a risky world
Valuing changes in access conditions, health risks and information
Empirical applications
Policy instruments and international environmental problems
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ISBN: 9780521447928
ISBN-10: 0521447925
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 248
Published: 8th November 1993
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.37