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Applied Environmental Economics: A GIS Approach to Cost-Benefit Analysis

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By: Ian J Bateman, Andrew A Lovett and Julii S Brainard

335 pages, Figs, tabs

Cambridge University Press

Hardback | Apr 2003 | #131720 | ISBN: 0521809568
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Shows how GIS can be used to model complex real world interactions between the environment and the economy, making possible a more sophisticated evaluation of the costs and benefits of environmental policies.

'A fine example here of economic valuation being put to an imaginative and unique use by some of the most exciting practitioners of the art of economic valuation.' David W. Pearce (from the Foreword) 'Researchers in the field of land use and economic valuation will find this study a source of information and inspiration.' Netherlands Economic Review 'This book succeeds in providing a detailed example of the contribution of GIS techniques to cost-benefit analysis and it describes an application of environmental economic analysis to real-world decision making.' Environment and Planning A


Foreword David W. Pearce; 1. Introduction; 2. Recreation: valuation methods; 3. Recreation: predicting values; 4. Recreation: predicting visits; 5. Timber valuation; 6. Modelling and mapping timber yield and its value; 7. Modelling and valuing carbon sequestration in trees, timber products and forest soils; 8. Modelling opportunity cost: agricultural output values; 9. Cost benefit analysis using GIS; 10. Conclusions and future directions.

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Ian J. Bateman is Professor of Environmental Economics, University of East Anglia and Senior Research Fellow at CSERGE and CEBARD. Andrew A. Lovett is Senior Lecturer at the School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia. Julii S. Brainard is Senior Researcher at the Centre for Social and Economic Research on the Global Environment (CSERGE), University of East Anglia.

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