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Spatial Environment and Resource Economics: The Selected Essays of Charles D Kolstad

Series: New Horizons in Environmental Economics

By: Charles D Kolstad

Edward Elgar

Hardback | Jul 2000 | #107281 | ISBN: 1840642300
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Space plays a central role in environmental and resource economics and yet spatial economics has received surprisingly little attention in the literature. This collection of Charles Kolstad's writings on spatial environmental and resource economics from the past two decades aims to fill this gap. The book includes the author's most important work on a variety of topics, including the hotelling model of spatial competition, as applied to resource economics, jurisdictional tax competition, particularly in the context of resource taxes, and environmental regulation, both theoretical and empirical. This collection from one of the world's leading authorities in environmental economics should be welcomed by scholars and students of natural resource economics, environmental management, agricultural and energy economics.


Part 1 Tax competition: measuring relative market power in the western US coal market using shapely values, F.A. Wolak; competition in interregional taxation - the case of western coal, F.A. Wolak; strategy and market structure in western coal taxation, F.A. Wolak; conjectural variation and the indeterminacy of duopolistic equilibria, F.A. Wolak. Part 2 Cross-sectional industry analysis: the specification of dynamics in cost function and factor demand estimation, J.-K. Lee; measuring the energy efficiency and productivity impacts of embodied technical change, E. Berdnt and J.-K. Lee; a capital-labour-energy model of fuel demand in the manufacturing sector of seven major OECD countries, A. Bopp et al. Part 3 International trade: foreign direct investment, exchange rate variability and demand uncertainty, L.S. Goldberg; a model of homogenous input demand under price uncertainty, F.A. Wolak; imperfectly competitive equilibria in international commodity markets, A.E. Burris; the effect of market control on international steam coal trade, D.S. Abbey. Part 4 Computing equilibria: computing Cournot-Nash equilibria, L. Mathiesen; derivative evaluation and computational experience with large bilevel mathematical programmes, L.S. Lasdon; necessary and sufficient conditions for uniqueness of a Cournot equilibrium, L. Mathiesen. Part 5 Spatial resource economics - theory: cost functions and nonlinear prices - estimating a technology with quality-differentiated inputs, M.H.L. Turnovsky; hotelling rents in hotelling space - product differentiation in exhaustible resource markets. Part 6 Spatial environmental economics - theory: aggregate source-receptor relations for economic analysis of ambient regulations, M.D. Williams; uniformity versus differentiation in regulating externalities, acid deposition regulation and the US coal industry; clean air and energy - reform of the PSD provisions of the Clean Air Act; empirical properties of economic incentives and command-and-control regulations for air pollution control; alternative air quality policy options in the four corners region, F. Roach et al; air quality implications of a nuclear moratorium - an alternative analysis, A. Bopp et al.

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