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by Steven Hackett,Sahan T. M. Dissanayake

Free eBook Environmental and Natural Resources Economics: Theory, Policy and the Sustainable Society download ISBN: 076560681X
Author: Steven Hackett,Sahan T. M. Dissanayake
Publisher: Routledge; 2 edition (March 31, 2001)
Language: English
Pages: 552
Category: Social Sciences
Subcategory: Politics and Government
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This book is perfect for students who are studying economics within the broader context of a program in natural .

This book is perfect for students who are studying economics within the broader context of a program in natural resources and environment. Unlike most textbooks in environmental economics, Hackett’s puts philosophical issues front and center. The text covers important contemporary topics in environmental and resources economics, including tradable permits and the political economy of environmental regulation using a fairly nontechnical, but still solidly theoretically grounded approach. The accompanying lecture slides and Excel spreadsheets are also a useful resource for instructors. Dawn Parker, University of Waterloo.

This book is perfect for students who are studying economics within the broader context of a program in natural .

Hackett, . Dissanayake, S. (2011). Environmental and Natural Resources Economics

Hackett, . Environmental and Natural Resources Economics.

Steven Hackett, Sahan T. M. Dissanayake

Steven Hackett, Sahan T. Dissanayake.

Steven Hackett, Sahan T M Dissanayake.

Steven Hackett; Sahan T. Dissanayake Environmental and Natural Resources Economics: Theory, Policy . Dissanayake Environmental and Natural Resources Economics: Theory, Policy and the Sustainable Society. ISBN 13: 9781138678569. Environmental and Natural Resources Economics: Theory, Policy and the Sustainable Society. Steven Hackett; Sahan T.

A new chapter has been added on fisheries economics and policy, and the chapter on global climate change has been substantially rewritten to incorporate new scientific information and evolving public policy. Many new figures and tables have been added, and the glossary has also been expanded

Steven Hackett, Sahan T. New advances in the science, economics and policy approaches to climate change have been integrated into essentially all-new chapters on incentive regulation and global climate change.

With over 25% new material, this new edition of Environmental and Natural Resources Economics offers an accessible and balanced treatment of economic theory and policy relating to the environment, as well as a thorough overview of the economics of sustainability. Intended for both students and practioners, the book has been completely updated to include discussion and analysis of the latest U.S. and international environmental policy initiatives -- such as the Kyoto Protocol--and how they affect the global economy. Fully-integrated web source linkages have also been added throughout to enable all readers to make better use of the book's own website and a myriad of other available internet resources for research and supplemental reading on this crucial subject
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breakingthesystem
Hackett's book does good at introducing microeconomics from an Environmental perspective. The content is not very weighty, and in fact makes for gentle, yet, stimulating reading. He opens by discussing "Ethical Systems of thoughts" and differentiating between price and value. His book then delves a bit deeper into the actual theory whereupon we are introduced to Marginal Benefits, Marginal Costs, Equilibrium, & Market Failure, which is precursory to Externalities. He's even bold enough to introduce Kantian ethics in his short discourse which also includes deontology and teleology. The book is well structured, and although interspersed with some errors (which Hackett has apparently desisted from communicating with me about) it's a swell book overall.
I definitely recommend reading this book alongside Ian Hodge's "Environmental Economics"
MisterMax
Great item!
The Sphinx of Driz
Highly recommended and it is a great book. It was required reading for one of my classes and I am glad I made the purchase.
Braswyn
"Economics is the study of how scarce resources are allocated among competing uses." - Steven Hackett starts with the basics, perhaps recognizing that many readers (like this reviewer)have a limited, if not non-existent level of knowledge of a subject that controls our lives. Contrary to widespread opinion, economics is not the dismal science, and neither is it an esoteric exercise that is limited to the likes of Alan Greenspan. Hackett's definition of scarcity is similarly enlightening as his definition of economics - "something is said to be scarce when, at a zero price, more is wanted than is available." So most things are scarce, and everyone makes economic decisions about allocating scarce resources, whether or not those allocation decisions involve money and market transactions. From those basic definitions and more, Hackett proceeds to explain and expand upon the value systems and the allocation decisions that we make as individuals and as a society. As the title implies, "Environmental and Natural Resource Economics" concentrates on the decisions that are made about the use of natural resources, including wilderness, forests, minerals, and fisheries. He also discusses pollution and the options for controlling pollution, including market mechanisms for pollution reduction. Sustainable development is a major theme of the book and Hackett explains a variety of approaches to sustainability. For anyone who wants more than an emotional opinion on the environment and the choices that society must make in its use of the environment, Steven Hackett provides a readable and valuable introduction to a subject of critical importance.
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