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Barry Field's "Environmental Economics, 3e", examines all the facets of the connection between environmental quality and the economic behavior of individuals and groups of people. The book contains 21 chapters covering Cost and Benefits of Environmental Policy, Environmental Analysis, Policy Analysis, US Policy (Air Pollution, Toxic Wastes, State and Local Issues), and International Environmental Issues. Barry Field's other text with McGraw-Hill/Irwin, "Natural Resource Economics" ([copyright]2001), may be packaged with "Environmental Economics, 3e", at a discount.
Preface Section I Introduction 1 What is Environmental Economics? 2 The Economy and the Environment Section II Analytical Tools 3 Benefits and Costs, Supply and Demand 4 Economic Efficiency and Markets 5 The Economics of Environmental Quality Section III Environmental Analysis 6 Frameworks of Analysis 7 Benefit-Cost Analysis: Benefits 8 Benefit-Cost Analysis: Costs Section IV Environmental Policy Analysis 9 Criteria for Evaluating Environmental Policies 10 Decentralized Policies 11 Command-and-Control Strategies: The Case of Standards 12 Incentive-Based Strategies: Emission Charges and Subsidies 13 Incentive-Based Strategies: Transferable Discharge Permits Section V Environmental Policy in the United States 14 Federal Water Pollution-Control Policy 15 Federal Air Pollution-Control Policy 16 Federal Policy on Toxic and Hazardous Substances 17 State and Local Environmental Issues Section VI International Environmental Issues 18 Environmental Issues in Other Industrialized Countries 19 Economic Development and the Environment 20 The Global Environment 21 International Environmental Agreements Index of Names Index of Subjects