Environmental Economics and Policy: Pearson New International Edition (6e) : 9781292026800

Environmental Economics and Policy: Pearson New International Edition (6e)

Tietenberg, Lewis
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Pearson Higher Ed USA
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This text is the premier introductory environmental economics text for non-majors.

Policy-oriented coverage of environmental economics for majors and non-majors alike.

Environmental Economics and Policy 6/e is a companion text to the larger Environmental and Natural Resource Economics 8/e. This smaller, paper-bound policy text is intended for a broader audience that includes political science, environmental studies, and agricultural programs.

Environmental Economics and Policy provides a broad but nuanced introduction to the field of environmental economics. This text begins with an introduction to core concepts and theory, followed by a series of policy chapters that are self-contained, allowing for a great degree of flexibility in course design. Boxes throughout the text introduce a large number of real-world examples and ongoing policy debates in order to bring new perspective to the issues being discussed.

The sixth edition features new co-author Lynne Lewis from Bates College, a new chapter on land, more coverage on the use of GIS in both analysis and policy, and updates on topics such as climate, water pollution, transportation, and energy.

Table of contents
Chapter 1. Visions of the Future
Chapter 2. Valuing the Environment: Concepts
Chapter 3. Valuing the Environment: Methods
Chapter 4. Property Rights, Externalities, and Environmental Problems
Chapter 5. Sustainable Development: Defining the Concept
Chapter 6. The Population Problem
Chapter 7. Natural Resource Economics: An Overview
Chapter 8. Energy
Chapter 9. Water
Chapter 10. Land
Chapter 11. Agriculture
Chapter 12. Biodiversity I – Forest Habitat
Chapter 13. Common-Pool Resources: Fisheries and Other Commercially Valuable Species
Chapter 14. Environmental Economics: An Overview
Chapter 15. Stationary-Source Local and Regional Air Pollution
Chapter 16. Climate Change
Chapter 17. Transportation
Chapter 18. Water Pollution
Chapter 19. Managing Waste
Features & benefits
  • Clear, concise introduction to the economic theory students need to understand the environmental policy issues.
  • Increased international focus, with considerable attention paid to environmental problems and policies in Eastern and Western Europe, Japan, China and the developing nations, as well as in the United States.
  • Interdisciplinary discussions that incorporate insights from other disciplines such as, literature, history, and the natural, physical and political science.
  • New Co-author! Lynne Lewis of Bates College. Lynne Lewis formally joins the author team after working on previous editions as a contributor and supplements author. Lewis is Chair of the Economics Department at Bates College, and her current research focuses on valuing the potential benefits from dam removals and river restoration.
  • Several new examples showcase the recent research in the field, such as feed-in tariffs (the reason Germany has become a world leader in renewable energy), and there is considerable expansion on the material on energy efficiency and renewable energy sources.
  • New numerical examples, and new graphs and tables further illuminate current environmental policy.
  • Updated, Streamlined, Expanded and Revised. The sixth edition has overhauled many of its previous discussions, features and chapters in order to remain current.