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The Theory and Practice of Environmental and Resource Economics - Essays in Honour of Karl-Gustaf LoeFgren (Hardcover,... The Theory and Practice of Environmental and Resource Economics - Essays in Honour of Karl-Gustaf LoeFgren (Hardcover, illustrated edition)
Thomas Aronsson, Roger Axelsson, Runar Brannlund
R2,715 Discovery Miles 27 150 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This collection of specially commissioned papers pays tribute to Karl-Gustaf Loefgren's significant and diverse contribution to theoretical and empirical research within the field of environmental and resource economics over the past two decades. A number of distinguished scholars examine a broad range of topics including sustainability, risk and uncertainty, demand theory and issues related to public goods. The book also contains analyses of more specific resource problems concerning fisheries, forestry management, wildlife and pollution. Together, the seventeen chapters provide an innovative and cutting-edge analysis of a smorgasbord of both old and new environmental and resource problems, including, amongst others: * local public goods and income heterogeneity * self-selection and the value of lives saved * international fisheries agreements * salmon and hydropower * discrete versus continuous harvesting * timber supply * voluntary road pricing * economic impacts of environmental regulations in California. Academics, researchers and students within the fields of environmental, resource and public economics will find this book to be a fascinating read.

Green Taxes - Economic Theory and Empirical Evidence from Scandinavia (Hardcover): Runar Brannlund, Ing-Marie Gren Green Taxes - Economic Theory and Empirical Evidence from Scandinavia (Hardcover)
Runar Brannlund, Ing-Marie Gren
R2,069 Discovery Miles 20 690 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The prospect of simultaneously achieving a `greener' environment, increased tax revenues and lower levels of unemployment has made ecological taxes an increasingly popular proposition. This volume examines the possibility of ecological tax reform in the Nordic countries of Denmark, Norway and Sweden. The potential for ecological tax reform is investigated on a theoretical and an empirical level. The social costs associated with environmental taxes are analysed and the impacts of a Swedish carbon tax are calculated by means of a static numerical model. Taxes on carbon, nitrogen and fertilisers are also examined. The authors find that the level of unemployment cannot be decreased by revenue neutral environmental taxes without any social costs and conclude that there are no easy ways to achieve full employment, a budget surplus and environmental sustainability. They conclude that further understanding of the functioning of the labour market, household decisions and the link between change in pollutant emissions and environmental damage is needed in order to make more concrete suggestions concerning ecological tax reforms. Green Taxes will be of immense use to academics and practitioners in the field of environmental economics.

Topics in Environmental Economics (Hardcover, 1999 ed.): Mattias Boman, Runar Brannlund, B. Kristrom Topics in Environmental Economics (Hardcover, 1999 ed.)
Mattias Boman, Runar Brannlund, B. Kristrom
R2,913 R2,760 Discovery Miles 27 600 Save R153 (5%) Out of stock

This book shows, we believe, the breadth and the complexity of issues that econo- mists now tackle in their analysis of the connections between the ecosystem and the economic system. The book offers contributions to such disparate issues as the value of preserving the wolf in Sweden and the proper distribution of permits in an effective global warming treaty. Because these questions remain at the fore- front of important resource allocation problems that need to be confronted, it is only appropriate that they are represented in a book that intends to paint a picture, albeit certainly incomplete, of the vibrant and progressing state of environmental economics. The contributions cover five areas of environmental economics: policy instru- ments, cost-benefit analysis, cost-efficiency, contingent valuation and experimental economics. Each area is worthy of a book by itself, but here we have made a point of focusing on problems that seem directly applicable to the pressing policy issues of today. Thus, the contributors address topics that are directly relevant to interna- tional and regional policy making, as well as those that are linked to development of supporting information systems (e.g. resource accounting). In addition, the con- tributions seek to provide high-level applications of measurement techniques as well as pertinent critiques of these methods. The next section provides a summary overview of the book.

Topics in Environmental Economics (Paperback, Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 1999): Mattias Boman, Runar Brannlund, B.... Topics in Environmental Economics (Paperback, Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 1999)
Mattias Boman, Runar Brannlund, B. Kristrom
R2,882 R2,729 Discovery Miles 27 290 Save R153 (5%) Out of stock

This book shows, we believe, the breadth and the complexity of issues that econo- mists now tackle in their analysis of the connections between the ecosystem and the economic system. The book offers contributions to such disparate issues as the value of preserving the wolf in Sweden and the proper distribution of permits in an effective global warming treaty. Because these questions remain at the fore- front of important resource allocation problems that need to be confronted, it is only appropriate that they are represented in a book that intends to paint a picture, albeit certainly incomplete, of the vibrant and progressing state of environmental economics. The contributions cover five areas of environmental economics: policy instru- ments, cost-benefit analysis, cost-efficiency, contingent valuation and experimental economics. Each area is worthy of a book by itself, but here we have made a point of focusing on problems that seem directly applicable to the pressing policy issues of today. Thus, the contributors address topics that are directly relevant to interna- tional and regional policy making, as well as those that are linked to development of supporting information systems (e.g. resource accounting). In addition, the con- tributions seek to provide high-level applications of measurement techniques as well as pertinent critiques of these methods. The next section provides a summary overview of the book.

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