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Environmental Economics

An Elementary Introduction

R. Kerry Turner, David W. Pearce, and Ian Bateman

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The subject of environment economics has become an important focus of debate around the world with experts as well as ordinary citizens concluding that the environment and the economy can no longer be viewed as separate entities. As a result, contemporary environmental issues are increasingly seem from the point of view of their economics effects and their consequences for human well-being now and in the future.

Environmental Economics provides a comprehensive introduction to the dynamic relationship between economics and environmental policy. The authors offer a broad overview of important…

The subject of environment economics has become an important focus of debate around the world with experts as well as ordinary citizens concluding that the environment and the economy can no longer be viewed as separate entities. As a result, contemporary environmental issues are increasingly seem from the point of view of their economics effects and their consequences for human well-being now and in the future.

Environmental Economics provides a comprehensive introduction to the dynamic relationship between economics and environmental policy. The authors offer a broad overview of important issues, including the changing role of economics during a time of increasing environmental concern, the impact of markets and governmental policy, environmental protection through economic mechanisms, and a practical look at how environmental economics are played out in commercial and scientific arenas.

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An excellent overview of the state-of-the-art in environmental economics... [The authors] have done a superb job of providing the general reader with an authoritative, exceptionally well-written overview of the contributions environmental economics can make to the analysis and improvement of environmental management policy.

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324
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9780801848636
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R. Kerry Turner

Kerry Turner is a director of CSERGE, the Centre for Social and Economic Research on the Global Environment, and professor at the University of Each Anglia. She is the coauthor of Economics of Natural Resources.
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David W. Pearce

David W. Pearce is director of CSERGE, the Centre for Social and Economic Research on the Global Environment, and professor at University of College London. He is the coauthor of Economics of Natural Resources.
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Ian Bateman

Ian Bateman is a member of the Department of Environmental Science at the University of East Anglia and coeditor of Valuing Environmental Preferences.