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About this book
About this book
Most land in the United States is in rural areas, as are the sources of most of its fresh water and almost all its other natural resources. This book integrates the work of 18 leading scholars to focus on two complex interdependencies - one pertaining to natural resources and human welfare, the other to urban and rural communities and their economies.
Preface Contributors 1. Frontiers in Resource and Rural Economics: A Synthesis Part 1: The Past 50 Years 2. The Emergence and Evolution of Environmental and Natural Resource Economics 3. Rural Economics: People, Land and Capital Part 2: Human-Nature and Rural-Urban Interdependence 4. Environmental Economics and the "Curse" of the Circular Flow 5. The New Rural Economics 6. Exploring the Prospects for Amenity-Driven Growth in Rural Areas 7. Natural Amenities, Human Capital, and Economic Growth: An Empirical Analysis Part 3: Policies and Programs for People and Places 8. People and Places at the Ragged Edge: Place-Based Policy for Reducing Rural Poverty 9. Rural Human Capital Development 10. Property Taxation and the Redistribution of Rural Resource Rents 11. The Politics of Place: Linking Rural and Environmental Governance 12. Frontiers in Resource and Rural Economics: A Methodological Perspective Part 4: The Next 25 Years 13. Resources and Rural Communities: Looking Ahead 14. The Future of Rural America Through a Social-Demographic Lens Index
JunJie Wu is Emery N. Castle Professor of Resource and Rural Economics at Oregon State University. Paul W. Barkley is professor emeritus of agricultural economics at Washington State University. Bruce A. Weber is professor of agricultural and resource economics and director of the Rural Studies Program at Oregon State University.
252 pages, figs, tabs, maps
Many key issues of the 21st Century revolve around rural-urban interdependencies, including alternative energy, protecting our natural environment, and maintaining the vitality of American's rural communities. They require innovative policy applications of rural development and natural resource policy. Frontiers in Resource and Rural Economics will be valuable to those interested in regional planning, rural community development, urban sprawl and exurban change, and natural resources. - Mark Partridge, The Ohio State University"