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Environmental Economics, An Introduction, 2024 Release
Environmental Economics, An Introduction, 2024 Release

Environmental Economics, An Introduction, 2024 Release

ISBN10: 1266543066 | ISBN13: 9781266543067
By Barry C. Field and Martha K Field

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The 2024 Release from Martha & Barry Field, Environmental Economics: An Introduction is a comprehensive learning experience designed for students with limited to no economics background. This release has a brand-new print version, updated eBook, and an innovative integration of digital content via Connect® for the first time ever, with SmartBook and a robust test bank.  Explore a wealth of new and revitalized material: updated data and content, cutting-edge exhibits reflecting current global issues and real-world applications, refreshed figures, tables, sources, and references. Engage with thought-provoking end-of-chapter discussion questions that encourage critical thinking and application of knowledge. Enhancements include a shift in focus from "global warming" to "climate change," which takes a more prominent role throughout the text. The discussion of social and environmental justice topics has been significantly expanded, complemented by a comprehensive DEI review.  This book is not just a guide; it's a call to action; to explore the intersection of economics and the environment, where informed decisions pave the way for a sustainable future.  

SECTION ONE: INTRODUCTION 
 1 What Is Environmental Economics? 
 2 The Economy and the Environment 

SECTION TWO: ANALYTICAL TOOLS 
 3 Benefits and Costs, Supply and Demand 
 4 Markets, Externalities, and Public Goods 
 5 The Economics of Environmental Quality 

SECTION THREE: ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS 
 6 Frameworks of Analysis
 7 Benefit–Cost Analysis Benefits 
 8 Benefit–Cost Analysis Costs 

SECTION FOUR: ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ANALYSIS 
 9 Criteria for Evaluating Environmental Policies 
 10 Decentralized Policies Liability Laws, Property Rights, Voluntary Action
 11 Command-and-Control Strategies: The Case of Standards 
 12 Incentive-Based Strategies: Environmental Charges and Subsidies
 13 Incentive-Based Strategies: Market Trading Systems

SECTION FIVE: ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY IN THE UNITED STATES 
 14 Federal Water Pollution Control Policy 
 15 Federal Air Pollution Control Policy 
 16 Federal Policy on Toxic and Hazardous Substances 
 17 State and Local Environmental Issues 

SECTION SIX: GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES 
 18 Global Climate Change 
 19 International Environmental Agreements 
 20 Globalization 
 21 Economic Development and the Environment

APPENDIX A: Abbreviations and Acronyms Used in the Book 
APPENDIX B: Additional Websites
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About the Author

Barry C. Field

Barry C. Field is Professor of Resource Economics at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. Previously he taught at the University of Miami and The George Washington University. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Cornell University, and his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley. At the University of Massachusetts he has devoted many years to teaching natural resource economics to students at all levels, and has worked to develop an undergraduate major in environmental and resource economics. Professor Field is the author of numerous articles on resource and environmental economics.

Martha K Field

Martha K. Field is Professor of Economics at Greenfield Community College, where she has taught environmental economics for many years. She has taught at the University of Massachusetts, Mount Holyoke College, Westfield State College, Holyoke Community College, and the Consumer Cooperative at Gomel, Belarus. She received a B.S. and M.S. from the University of Massachusetts and holds a Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut.

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