Environmental Economics and Management: Theory, Policy, and Applications

Author: Scott J. Callan,Janet M. Thomas

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1111826676

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 624

View: 367

Provides an applied, practical approach to environmental economic theory that is accessible to students who have had minimal exposure to economics as well as those with an advanced understanding. With a strong focus on policy and real-world issues, Callan/Thomas's ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS AND MANAGEMENT: THEORY, POLICY AND APPLICATIONS, Fifth Edition, complements economic theory with timely, real-world applications. Undergraduate or MBA students gain a clear perspective of the relationship between market activity and the environment. This text integrates a strong business perspective into the development of environmental decision making for a unique vantage point often overlooked in more conventional approaches. Students learn to use economic analytical tools, such as market models, benefit-cost analysis, and risk analysis, effectively to assess environmental problems and to evaluate policy solutions. With a proven, modular structure, this edition provides a well-organized presentation with the flexibility to tailor the presentation to your needs. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Mathematical Tools for Economics

Author: Darrell A. Turkington

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 1405133813

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 378

View: 2480

Designed to demonstrate the essential mathematical concepts—comprehensively and economically—without re-teaching basic material or laboring over superfluous ideas, this text locates the necessary information in a practical economics context. Utilizing clear exposition and dynamic pedagogical features, Mathematical Tools for Economics provides students with the analytical skills they need to better grasp their field of study. A short introduction to mathematics for students of economics Demonstrates essential mathematical concepts necessary for economic analysis, such as matrix algebra and calculus, simultaneous linear equations, and concrete and discrete time Incorporates applications to econometrics and statistics, and includes computational exercises illustrating the methods and concepts discussed in the text Clear explanations and dynamic pedagogical features provide students with the analytical skills they need to better grasp their field of study. Mathematical Tools for Economics is supported by an instructor's manual featuring solutions, available at www.blackwellpublishing.com/turkington

Environmental Politics: Domestic and Global Dimensions

Author: Jacqueline Vaughn

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133172113

Category: Political Science

Page: 400

View: 895

ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS explores the issues that shape environmental policy today. The introduction places environmental politics in context by identifying some of the events that have occurred over the last decade that have affected the field's development--from the listing of the polar bear as an endangered species to the opening of China's Three Gorges Dam. The new edition provides coverage of the historical roots of environmentalism, milestones in the development of key policies, and current problems and conflicts. It contains 12 new Another View, Another Voice profiles and six new Emerging Issues features. The author provides in-depth coverage in a readable, concise format that shows readers how environmental problems are identified and how solutions are formulated and implemented. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

What is Life Worth?

The Unprecedented Effort to Compensate the Victims of 9/11

Author: Kenneth R. Feinberg

Publisher: PublicAffairs

ISBN: 9781586483234

Category: Political Science

Page: 213

View: 1480

Presents a memoir of the attorney appointed to administer the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, detailing his encounters with victims' families and the means he used to derive the amount of compensation they received.

Environmental Economics

Theory and Policy

Author: Alfred Endres

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107002141

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 379

View: 8308

How can we design environmental policy that achieves ambitious ecological goals without burdening society with excessive costs? How can effective international agreements, for example, on global warming, be designed? This textbook discusses issues such as these in an intelligible manner for students. The book uses little mathematical analysis, relying on verbal and graphical analysis.

Microbehavioral Econometric Methods

Theories, Models, and Applications for the Study of Environmental and Natural Resources

Author: S. Niggol Seo

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128041560

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 326

View: 8778

Microbehavioral Econometric Methods and Environmental Studies uses microeconometric methods to model the behavior of individuals, then demonstrates the modelling approaches in addressing policy needs. It links theory and methods with applications, and it incorporates data to connect individual choices and global environmental issues. This extension of traditional environmental economics presents modeling strategies and methodological techniques, then applies them to hands-on examples.Throughout the book, readers can access chapter summaries, problem sets, multiple household survey data with regard to agricultural and natural resources in Sub-Saharan Africa, South America, and India, and empirical results and solutions from the SAS software. Emphasizes ways that choices and outcomes are modelled simultaneously Illuminates relationships between micro decisions and global environmental systems Uses software and cases in analyzing environmental policy issues Links microeconomic models to applications in environmental economics and thereby connects individual choices with global environmental issues

Environmental Economics

Applications, Policy, and Theory

Author: Janet M. Thomas,Scott Callan

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780538797313

Category: Environmental economics

Page: 540

View: 4749

Provides an applied, practical approach to environmental economic theory that is accessible to students who have had minimal exposure to economics as well as those with an advanced understanding. With a strong focus on policy and real-world issues, Thomas/Callan's ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS: APPLICATIONS, POLICY, AND THEORY, 5e, INTERNATIONAL EDITION complements economic theory with timely, real-world applications. Undergraduate or MBA students gain a clear perspective of the relationship between market activity and the environment.This text integrates a strong business perspective into the development of environmental decision making for a unique vantage point often overlooked in more conventional approaches. Students learn to use economic analytical tools, such as market models, benefit-cost analysis, and risk analysis, effectively to assess environmental problems and to evaluate policy solutions. With a proven, modular structure, this edition provides a well-organized presentation with the flexibility to tailor the presentation to your needs.

The Economics of the Global Environment

Catastrophic Risks in Theory and Policy

Author: Graciela Chichilnisky,Armon Rezai

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319319434

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 649

View: 7836

This is the first book combining research on the Global Environment, Catastrophic Risks and Economic Theory and Policy. Modern economic theory originated in the middle of the twentieth century when industrial expansion coupled with population growth led to a voracious use of natural resources and global environmental concerns. It is uncontested that, for the first time in recorded history, humans dominate the planet, changing the planet's atmosphere, its bodies of water, and the complex web of species that makes life on earth. This radical change in circumstances led to rethinking of the foundations of human organization and, in particular, the industrial economy and the economic theory behind it. This book brings together new approaches on multiple levels: environmental sustainability requires rethinking in terms of economic theory and policy as well as the considerations of catastrophic risk and extremal events. Leading experts address questions of economic governance, risk management, policy decision making and distribution across time and space.

Multicriteria Evaluation in a Fuzzy Environment

Theory and Applications in Ecological Economics

Author: Giuseppe Munda

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 364249997X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 255

View: 1121

This book is the result of some years of research carried out at the Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam and at the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission. The awareness of actual and potential conflicts between economic progress in production, consumption, and technology and the environment has led to the concept of "sustainable development", implying that economic and ecological values are well balanced in evaluation and decision making. The linkages between ecosystems and economic systems are the focus of ecological economics. In ecological economics, a multidimensional approach to economic and policy-making is emphasised. In this book, the introduction of multicriteria decision aid techniques in the framework of ecological economics is widely discussed. Since such techniques are based on a "constructive" rationality and allow one to take into account conflictual, multidimensional, incommensurable and uncertain effects of decisions, they can be considered perfectly consistent with the methodological foundations of ecological economics. Since here the assumption is accepted that efficiency, equity and sustainability are the three conflictual values of economics, a mathematical procedure able to deal with these issues in an operational framework is developed, with a particular view on imprecise information in a practical environmental planning context. Given the problem of the differences in the measurement levels of the variables used for economic-ecological modelling, multicriteria methods able to deal with mixed information (both qualitative and quantitative measurements) can be considered particularly useful. Another problem related to the available information concerns the uncertainty (stochastic and/or fuzzy) contained in this information.

Understanding Environmental Administration and Law, 3rd Edition

Author: Susan J. Buck

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 9781610911184

Category: Nature

Page: 304

View: 6718

Understanding Environmental Administration and Law provides an engaging, introductory overview of environmental policy. Author Susan J. Buck explores the process through which policy is made, the political environment in which it is applied, and the statutory and case laws that are critical to working within the regulatory system. This revised and expanded third edition adds case studies that help bring the subject to life and includes new material on: the Bush Administration and its approach to administering environmental laws the continuing evolution of environmentalism and the changing role of environmental regulation in the !--?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /--United States the development and implementation of environmental agreements at the international level the impacts and implications of globalization Understanding Environmental Administration and Law provides a framework for understanding the law as a managerial tool.

Environmental Economics and Policy

Author: Thomas H. Tietenberg,Lynne Lewis

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780321599490

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 536

View: 8899

Environmental Economics and Policy provides a broad but nuanced introduction to the field of environmental economics. Visions of the Future; Valuing the Environment: Concepts; Valuing the Environment: Methods; Property Rights, Externalities, and Environmental Problems; Sustainable Development: Defining the Concept; The Population Problem; Natural; Biodiversity I – Forest Habitat; Common-Pool Resources: Fisheries and Other Commercially Valuable Species; Environmental Economics: An Overview; Stationary-Source Local and Regional Air Pollution; Climate Change; Transportation; Water Pollution; Managing Waste; Development, Poverty, and the Environment; The Quest for Unsuitable Development; Visions of the Future Revisited For readers interested in learning environmental economics.

Managerial Economics

Author: Luke M. Froeb,Brian T. McCann,Michael R. Ward,Mike Shor

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1337468010

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 400

View: 5274

Discover how to use managerial economics to both diagnose and solve business problems with this breakthrough approach. Froeb/McCann/Ward/Shor's MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS, 5E offers a succinct, fast-paced, yet challenging, approach full of invaluable insights from cover to cover. This edition incorporates less math and fewer technical models, graphs and figures than traditional managerial economics books, while emphasizing the real decisions that today's managers face daily. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Natural Resource and Environmental Economics

Author: Roger Perman,Yue Ma,Michael Common,David Maddison,James Mcgilvray

Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

ISBN: 0273760378

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 744

View: 8550

Now in its fourth edition, Natural Resources and Environmental Economics, provides comprehensive and contemporary analysis of the major areas of natural resource and environmental economics. All chapters have been fully updated in light of new developments and changes in the subject, and provide a balance of theory, applications and examples to give a rigorous grounding in the economic analysis of the resource and environmental issues that are increasingly prominent policy concerns. This text is suitable for second and third year undergraduate and postgraduate students of economics.

The Measurement of Environmental and Resource Values

Theory and Methods

Author: A. Myrick Freeman III,Joseph A. Herriges,Catherine L. Kling

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317703928

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 478

View: 800

The first edition of this important work was the winner of the 2002 Publication of Enduring Quality award by the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists. The continuing premise for the book is that estimates of the economic values of environmental and natural resource services are essential for effective policy-making. As previous editions, the third edition, which includes two additional co-authors, presents a comprehensive treatment of the theory and methods involved in estimating environmental benefits. Researchers, policy-makers, and practitioners will welcome the work as an up-to-date reference on recent developments. Students will gain a better understanding of the contribution that economics as a discipline can make to decisions concerning pollution control and human health, recreation, environmental amenities, and other critical issues concerning the way we use and interact with environmental and natural resource systems. To reflect recent progress in both the theory and practice of non-market valuation, the third edition includes more details on empirical approaches to measurement, expanded discussion of the reasons for divergence between "willingness to pay" and "willingness to accept compensation," and increased coverage of econometric issues encountered in estimation. In keeping with its cutting edge orientation, it also includes more discussion of survey design, equilibrium sorting models, and the implications of behavioral economics for welfare measurements and benefit cost analysis.

Corporate Level Strategy

Theory and Applications

Author: Olivier Furrer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136920714

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 250

View: 2200

The challenges faced by diversified corporations – firms that operate in more than one industry or market – have changed over the years. There is now a wide range of strategies, including corporate level strategy, to add competitive advantage to these corporations as a whole. In Corporate Level Strategy, Furrer guides the reader in developing the ability to consider the impact of change and other important environmental forces on the opportunities for establishing and sustaining corporate advantage by exploring three fundamental questions: Why are some companies highly specialized, while others embrace a wide range of products, markets and activities? What is the link between scope and performance? What can we say about the management of multi-business firms in terms of structure, management systems and leadership? Replete with case studies and international examples, and featuring a companion website, this incisive book is an ideal read for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students.

The Peasant Economy and Social Change in North China

Author: Philip Huang

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804780995

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 9372

The author presents a convincing new interpretation of the origins and nature of the agrarian crisis that gripped the North China Plain in the two centuries before the Revolution. His extensive research included eighteenth-century homicide case records, a nineteenth-century country government archive, large quantities of 1930's Japanese ethnographic materials, and his own field studies in 1980. Through a comparison of the histories of small family farms and larger scale managerial farms, the author documents and illustrates the long-term trends of agricultural commercialization, social stratification, and mounting population pressure in the peasant economy. He shows how those changes, in the absence of dynamic economic growth, combined over the course of several centuries to produce a majority, not simply of land-short peasants or of exploited tenants and agricultural laborers, but of poor peasants who required both family farming and agricultural wage income to survive. This interlocking of family farming with wage labor furnished a large supply of cheap labor, which in turn acted as a powerful brake of capital accumulation in the economy. The formation of such a poor peasantry ultimately altered both the nature of village communities and their relations with the elites and the state, creating tensions that led in the end to revolution.

The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money

Author: John Maynard Keynes

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319703447

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 404

View: 2160

This book was originally published by Macmillan in 1936. It was voted the top Academic Book that Shaped Modern Britain by Academic Book Week (UK) in 2017, and in 2011 was placed on Time Magazine's top 100 non-fiction books written in English since 1923. Reissued with a fresh Introduction by the Nobel-prize winner Paul Krugman and a new Afterword by Keynes’ biographer Robert Skidelsky, this important work is made available to a new generation. The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money transformed economics and changed the face of modern macroeconomics. Keynes’ argument is based on the idea that the level of employment is not determined by the price of labour, but by the spending of money. It gave way to an entirely new approach where employment, inflation and the market economy are concerned. Highly provocative at its time of publication, this book and Keynes’ theories continue to remain the subject of much support and praise, criticism and debate. Economists at any stage in their career will enjoy revisiting this treatise and observing the relevance of Keynes’ work in today’s contemporary climate.

Food Security, Poverty and Nutrition Policy Analysis

Statistical Methods and Applications

Author: Suresh Babu,Shailendra N. Gajanan,Prabuddha Sanyal

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0124059090

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 648

View: 935

Food insecurity, the lack of access at all times to the food needed for an active and healthy life, continues to be a growing problem as populations increase while the world economy struggles. Formulating effective policies for addressing these issues requires thorough understanding of the empirical data and application of appropriate measurement and analysis of that information. Food Security, Poverty and Nutrition Policy Analysis, 2nd edition has been revised and updated to include hands-on examples and real-world case studies using the latest datasets, tools and methods. Providing a proven framework for developing applied policy analysis skills, this book is based on over 30 years of food and nutrition policy research at the International Food Policy Research Institute and has been used worldwide to impart the combined skills of statistical data analysis, computer literacy and their use in developing policy alternatives. This book provides core information in a format that provides not only the concept behind the method, but real-world applications giving the reader valuable, practical knowledge. Updated to address the latest datasets and tools, including STATA software, the future of policy analysis Includes a new chapter on program evaluation taking the reader from data analysis to policy development to post-implementation measurement Identifies the proper analysis method, its application to available data and its importance in policy development using real-world scenarios Over 30% new content and fully revised throughout

Handbook of Environmental and Sustainable Finance

Author: Vikash Ramiah,Greg N. Gregoriou

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 012803646X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 510

View: 3915

The use of financial concepts and tools to shape development is hardly new, but their recent adoption by advocates of sustainable environmental management has created opportunities for innovation in business and regulatory groups. The Handbook of Environmental and Sustainable Finance summarizes the latest trends and attitudes in environmental finance, balancing empirical research with theory and applications. It captures the evolution of environmental finance from a niche scholarly field to a mainstream subdiscipline, and it provides glimpses of future directions for research. Covering implications from the Kyoto and Paris Protocols, it presents an intellectually cohesive examination of problems, opportunities, and metrics worldwide. Introduces the latest developments in environmental economics, sustainable accounting work, and environmental/sustainable finance Explores the effects of environmental regulation on the economy and businesses Emphasizes research about the trade-environmental regulation nexus, relevant for economics and business students