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Land Resource Economics and Sustainable Development: Economic Policies for the Common Good

By: GC Van Kooten

288 pages, Tabs, diagrams

University of British Columbia Press

Hardback | Dec 1993 | #24604 | ISBN: 0774804459
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Using examples from Canada, the USA and other regions, this book offers an introduction to current issues regarding land use, and describes the economic tools which are used in resolving land use conflicts.


The concept of land; The theory of welfare management; Property rights, market failure, externality, and environmental economics; Social cost-benefit analysis; Input-output models for regional and community development; Valuing nonmarket benefits; Conservation, sustainable development, and preservation; The economic effects of global climate change; Efficiency and equity in land use planning; Preservation and conservation of rural land; The economics of soil conservation; Water and agriculture; Forest and range economics; Economics of multiple use management for public land; Ethics and land resource economics.

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