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Topics in Environmental Economics : Economy & Environment - Mattias Boman

Topics in Environmental Economics

Economy & Environment

By: Mattias Boman (Editor), Runar Brannlund (Editor), B. Kristrom (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st July 1999
ISBN: 9780792358978
Number Of Pages: 250

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This book shows, we believe, the breadth and the complexity of issues that econo­ mists now tackle in their analysis of the connections between the ecosystem and the economic system. The book offers contributions to such disparate issues as the value of preserving the wolf in Sweden and the proper distribution of permits in an effective global warming treaty. Because these questions remain at the fore­ front of important resource allocation problems that need to be confronted, it is only appropriate that they are represented in a book that intends to paint a picture, albeit certainly incomplete, of the vibrant and progressing state of environmental economics. The contributions cover five areas of environmental economics: policy instru­ ments, cost-benefit analysis, cost-efficiency, contingent valuation and experimental economics. Each area is worthy of a book by itself, but here we have made a point of focusing on problems that seem directly applicable to the pressing policy issues of today. Thus, the contributors address topics that are directly relevant to interna­ tional and regional policy making, as well as those that are linked to development of supporting information systems (e.g. resource accounting). In addition, the con­ tributions seek to provide high-level applications of measurement techniques as well as pertinent critiques of these methods. The next section provides a summary overview of the book.

Introduction
Policy Instruments
Markets for Tradeable CO[subscript 2] Emission Quotas: Principles and Practicep. 3
Costs of Uniform and Differentiated Charges on a Polluting Input: An Application to Nitrogen Fertilisers in Swedenp. 33
Cost-Benefit Analysis
On the Proper Treatment of Defensive Expenditures in "Green" NNP Measuresp. 53
Preserving Species without an Endangered Species Act: British Columbia's Forest Practices Codep. 63
A Cost-Benefit Analysis of an Alternative Waste Treatment in Northern Norway. Use of Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) instead of Coal in an Industrial Process. A Preliminary Analysisp. 83
Cost Efficiency
Emission Constraints, Emission Permits and Marginal Abatement Costsp. 97
Wetlands as a Nitrogen Sink - Estimation of Costs in the Laholm Bayp. 109
Cost Effective Reductions in the Agricultural Load of Nitrogen to the Baltic Seap. 121
Contingent Valuation - Theory and Applications
Valuing the Wolf in Sweden: Are Benefits Contingent on the Supply?p. 157
A Test of Nonresponse Bias in a Mail Contingent Valuation Surveyp. 175
Determination of WTP for a Change in Water Quality with Free Selection of Reference Pointsp. 187
Experimental Economics and the Contingent Valuation Method
Statistical Bias Functions: The Alchemy of Contingent Valuation?p. 205
Environmental Damage Assessment with Hypothetical Surveys: The Calibration Approachp. 217
List of Contributorsp. 241
Subject Indexp. 243
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ISBN: 9780792358978
ISBN-10: 079235897X
Series: Economy & Environment
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 250
Published: 31st July 1999
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.55

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