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Environmental and Natural Resource Economics

TextbookNew Edition

By: Tom Tietenberg(Author), Lynne Lewis(Author)

632 pages, illustrations, tables


Paperback | 08 Feb 2018 | Edition: 11 | #237012 | ISBN-13: 9781138632301
Available for pre-order: Due Feb 2018 Details
NHBS Price: £46.99 $60/€51 approx

About this book

Environmental and Natural Resource Economics is the best-selling text for this course, offering a policy-oriented approach and introducing economic theory in the context of debates and empirical work from the field. Students leave the course with a global perspective of both environmental and natural resource economics. Gain flexibility in your course outlines: The text is organized, so that you can fit individual course outlines. Use relevant material: Students identify with up-to-date information, which gives them a global perspective on key issues. Engage students with self-test exercises, debates and examples: Students are able to prepare for their field and learn from an active learning path, which allows them to grasp concepts before moving though the text.


1. Visions of the Future 2. The Economic Approach: Property Rights, Externalities, and Environmental Problems 3. Evaluating Trade-Offs: Benefit-Cost Analysis and Other Decision-Making Metrics 4. Valuing the Environment: Methods 5. Dynamic Efficiency and Sustainable Development 6. Depletable Resource Allocation: The Role of Longer Time Horizons, Substitutes, and Extraction Cost 7. Energy: The Transition from Depletable to Renewable Resources 8. Recyclable Resources: Minerals, Paper, Bottles, and E-Waste 9. Water: A Confluence of Renewable and Depletable Resources 10. A Locationally Fixed, Multipurpose Resource: Land 11. Storable, Renewable Resources: Forests 12. Common-Pool Resources: Commercially Valuable Fisheries 13. Ecosystem Goods and Services: Nature's Threatened Bounty 14. Economics of Pollution Control: An Overview 15. Stationary-Source Local and Regional Air Pollution 16. Climate Change 17. Mobile-Source Air Pollution 18. Water Pollution 19. Toxic Substances and Environmental Justice 20. The Quest for Sustainable Development 21. Visions of the Future Revisited

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