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Meta-Analysis in Environmental Economics : Economy and Environment - J. C. van den Bergh

Meta-Analysis in Environmental Economics

Economy and Environment

Hardcover Published: 30th June 1997
ISBN: 9780792345923
Number Of Pages: 219

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Meta-analysis is a formal synthesis of results and findings of scientific studies, which can assist in gaining new insights, explaining differences between results of similar studies, or determine useful directions of research. In this book we focus on the use of meta-analysis in environmental economics and related fields of study.
The first part of the book covers the overall meta-approach methodology for social sciences and economics in particular. This is followed by technical and non-technical discussions of statistical and rough-set techniques for analysis. At appropriate places this is supplemented with reviews of applications in environmental economics and related fields.
In the second part of the book a number of case studies show different aspects of the application of meta-analysis. The research areas considered include, among others, tourism multipliers, air pollution valuation, risk and value of life, pesticide price policy, travel time savings, and transport externality and policy issues. The benefits of the appropriate application of meta-analysis in environmental economics are a better use of existing information and knowledge, removal of some of the subjectivity from analysis and forecasting, and greater clarity as to where future efforts in environmental economic analysis can most gainfully be deployed.

Preface
Acknowledgements
Meta-Analysis and Environmental Policy Evaluation
Environmental Policy Evaluationp. 3
Meta-Approaches to Environmental Policy Assessmentp. 9
Meta-Approaches: Methodological Remarksp. 23
Review of Meta-Analysis with Applications to Economicsp. 35
Methodology of Meta-Analysis in Environmental Economics
Statistical Meta-Analysisp. 61
Measurement and Uncertainty Issues in Environmental Economics and Decision Analysisp. 77
Basic Principles of Rough Set Analysisp. 93
Technical Issues in Rough Set Analysisp. 105
Application of Meta-Analysis to Environmental Case Studies
Multiplier Effects in Tourist Regionsp. 125
Air Quality and Property Valuep. 143
Working Conditions in Industrial Sectors: Valuations of Lifep. 153
Effectiveness of Pesticide Price Policies in Agriculturep. 163
Effectiveness of Traffic Restraint Policiesp. 175
Impacts of Mobility and Transport Policyp. 181
Conclusions and Guidelines
Summary Conclusions and Guidelinesp. 195
Indexp. 203
Referencesp. 205
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ISBN: 9780792345923
ISBN-10: 0792345924
Series: Economy and Environment
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 219
Published: 30th June 1997
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.15  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.52