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  Environment - Environmental Economics
Since economics is about how to tackle scarce resources, it can often be useful when dealing with environmental problems.
One way of using economics is to ensure that the costs and the benefits of environmental measures are well balanced.
Economic and environmental objectives are often perceived as being contradictory.
ec.europa.eu /environment/enveco/index.htm   (211 words)

 The Commons Blog: Environmental Economics Archives
Feldstein believes that the government should be the arbitrator of individual liberty by allowing government authorities to design an economic scheme to regulate drivers' behavior and thereby control the amount of gasoline used in the nation each year.
Research by economist Seth Norton, for instance, has shown that economic freedom and the rule of law greatly improve both the economic and environmental conditions associated with poverty in developing nations.
Economic freedom tends to have a stronger effect overall, but the rule of law plays an important role in reducing deforestation and water pollution.
commonsblog.org /archives/cat_environmental_economics.php   (1508 words)

  An Austrian Theory of Environmental Economics - Mises Institute
In particular, environmental economics is an outgrowth of the theory of externalities and is primarily focused on maximizing the social value of resource usage.
Economic analysis of the environment that starts from a praxeological perspective shifts the focus from maximizing the social value of output or equating price to marginal social cost, to efficient intra- and inter-personal plan formulation and execution, i.e., the internal consistency between the means that people use and the ends that they desire to achieve.
Environmental problems are brought to light as striking at the heart of the efficiency problem as typically seen by Austrians, that is, they generate human conflict and disrupt inter- and intra-personal plan formulation and execution.
www.mises.org /fullstory.aspx?Id=1760   (5955 words)

 Rezachek & Associates' Energy & Environmental Resources - Energy Economics/Environmental Economics - General - ...
Economic Appraisal Techniques The basic feature of economic appraisal is a systematic examination of all the advantages and disadvantages of each practicable alternative way of achieving an objective such as solving a problem or overcoming a deficiency.
Economics of Environment and Energy In recent years we have been confronted with one of the most challenging issues in nearly a century.
Environmental Economics in Sub-Saharan Africa: Towards Systainable Development African countries face numerous challenges as they seek to achieve development that is economically, socially and environmentally sustainable.
home.hawaii.rr.com /rezachek/eeeegep1.htm   (989 words)

 Environmental & Resource Economics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Economic, technical, cultural, social, and political factors that influence food supplies, nutrition resource use, employment, and income distribution in the developing countries; the population explosion; strategies for expanding food supplies; social and institutional constraints, strategies and policies for economic development.
Economic and institutional perspectives affecting human use of land resources; discussion of land ownership patterns and uses; land rent, location, and resource use; institutional constraints; partial ownership policies; and local planning for more efficient use of land.
Economics of water use; role of government and policy agencies, water supply and demand, economic impact of water and water quality standards, alternatives in quality management, externalities, and methods of evaluation.
www.dred.unh.edu /EREC.htm   (1540 words)

 Environmental Economics: Preface
Problems of environmental quality are not something new; in fact, history is filled with bleak examples of environmental degradation, from deforestation by ancient peoples to mountains of horse manure in urban areas in the days before automobiles.
Environmental economics focuses on all the different facets of the connection between environmental quality and the economic behavior of individuals and groups of people.
The strength of environmental economics lies in the fact that it is analytical and deals with concepts such as efficiency, trade-offs, costs, and benefits.
www.mhhe.com /economics/fieldee/about/preface.mhtml   (1719 words)

 Environmental Economics
The battle is an unanticipated consequence of increasing environmental consciousness.
Volume 1, number 2 features a Mortality-risk Valuation and Age symposium, several papers on economic analysis by the federal government and a paper on the status of women in environmental economics (abstract at RePEc).
Environmental Defense is joining with a broad coalition of investors, state officials and others to petition the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to clarify that publicly traded companies must assess and fully disclose their financial risks from climate change.
www.env-econ.net   (2551 words)

 Environmental and Resource Economics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
The primary concern of Environmental and Resource Economics (ERE) is the application of economic theory and methods to environmental issues and problems that require detailed analysis in order to improve management strategies.
The contemporary environmental debate is in a constant state of flux and new or relatively unexplored topics are continually emerging.
Environmental and Resource Economics will also accept papers with an interdisciplinary approach, where this helps to improve knowledge of the real world complexities present, provided that the analysis retains links to or components of economic thinking.
www.environmental-center.com /magazine/kluwer/eare   (413 words)

 Environmental Economics
Economics and Environmental Science - This is an educational site describing the field of environmental economics and the Ph.D. level training program in environmental economics at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Environmental Economics Program at Harvard University - A University-wide program engaged in research, teaching, and outreach efforts in environmental and natural resource economics.
Environmental Economics Unit University of Gothenburg - Program overview of teaching and research in environmental and natural resource economics at the EEU.
www.inomics.com /cgi/econdir?path=Science/Social_Sciences/Economics/Environmental_Economics   (1404 words)

 WorldChanging: Another World Is Here: Environmental Economics
Environmental economics, works out to being the same thing, or, depending on who you've asked, is a broader concept which encompasses effects on human health and productivity.
Briefly, however, ecological economics is distinguished from "environmental" economics (a subset of neoclassical economics) on a number of fronts.
Thusly recognizing a limit to economic growth, it goes on to address the issue of DISTRIBUTION (of wealth), which must be equitable enough for social stability and a sustainable outcome.
www.worldchanging.com /archives/002577.html   (748 words)

 Environmental economics
The Environmental Economic Research Division at Sweden´s National Institute of Economic Research conducts economic impact analyses to provide a better basis for decisions on Sweden´s environmental policy.
With the environmental quality objectives adopted by the Swedish Parliament, environmental policy decisions must meet higher standards of cost effectiveness and be preceded by economic impact analyses.
We evaluate environmental policy instruments through our research, our commissioned assignments and our work on developing models.
www.konj.se /sidhuvud/inenglish/environmentaleconomics.4.553ce34d10b39e2be218000700.html   (105 words)

 WorldChanging: Another World Is Here: Mainstreaming of Environmental Economics
Environmental thinkers like Hawken and Lovins have long argued for market players and the market system to pay for the true costs of externalities and environmental inputs like water, soil quality, and air -- inputs which were often used free, or almost free, of charge -- and thus a form of subsidy.
basically, economics, or political economics, or environmental economy, or human ecology, or whatever you want to call it, (sustainability science?) needs more data and more analysis, qualitative and quantitative, as well as fresh thinkers to transcend the neo-classicist dogma thats prevented these ideas from penetrating the mainstream 'til now.
The whole economic environmentalism thought process bothers me a little because it ignores what's right/wrong unless it can be expressed in economic terms.
www.worldchanging.com /archives/002603.html   (2595 words)

 Internet Links for Economics, the Environment, and Sustainability   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Environmental Valuation Reference Library: The EVRI is a searchable storehouse of empirical studies on the economic value of environmental benefits and human health effects.
Economic and Environmental Principles and Guidelines for Water and Related Land Resources Implementation Studies: This is a PDF file, and you will need Adobe Acrobat to read it.
Environmental Business Council Resources: Environmental technology industry site that Summarizes the activities of organizations that are involved in supporting the development and transfer of innovative environmental technology through such activities as barrier reduction, economic development, and marketing.
www.humboldt.edu /~envecon/internet.html   (9551 words)

 EPA Policy, Economics, & Innovation Home
Located in the Office of the Administrator, the Office of Policy, Economics, and Innovation (basic information) is the primary policy arm of EPA.
Economics is one of the basic sciences that routinely guides EPA decision-making.
Browse additional policy, economics, and innovation topics, including a list of selected policy, economics, and innovation documents.
www.epa.gov /opei   (191 words)

 SSRN — Environmental Economics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Economic Incentives and Poaching of the One-Horned Indian Rhinoceros in Nepal Stakeholder Perspectives in Biodiversity Conservation: Analysis of Local, National and Global Stakes in Rhino Conservation in Royal Chitwan National Park, Nepal
Economic Incentives and Poaching of the One-Horned Indian Rhinoceros in Nepal: Poaching of the One-Horned Indian Rhinoceros in the Chitwan Valley, Nepal - A Retrospective Econometric Analysis
Economic Incentives and Poaching of the One-Horned Indian Rhinoceros in Nepal: Simulation Modelling of Policies to Combat the Poaching of Rhino in Royal Chitwan National Park, Nepal
papers.ssrn.com /sol3/JELJOUR_Results.cfm?form_name=journalbrowse&journal_id=294   (531 words)

 Environmental Economics & Indicators   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Environmental economics supports the Bank's environment strategy while assisting clients and partners to address environmental problems as an integral part of sustainable development.
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web.worldbank.org /WBSITE/EXTERNAL/TOPICS/ENVIRONMENT/EXTEEI/0,,menuPK:408056~pagePK:149018~piPK:149093~theSitePK:408050,00.html   (223 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Natural Resource and Environmental Economics: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
The clear explanations and basic principles that underpin the text, however, make it readily accessible to non-economists coming to environmental economics from diverse programmes of study.
Natural Resource and Environmental Economics is among the leading textbooks in its field.
The early chapters explain the development and role of environmental economics before further chapters advance the student at a suitably challenging but achievable level.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/0273655590   (722 words)

 Amazon.com: Introduction to Environmental Economics: Books: Nick Hanley,Jason F. Shogren,Ben White   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Understanding why environmental problems occur and what best to do about them is much facilitated by an understanding of economics.
Introduction to Environmental Economics examines both a wide range of environmental case studies and also assesses a variety of economic theories and their approach to environmental issues.
Clearly written, global in approach, and theoretically broad-minded, this new text is an ideal introduction both to the study of environmental economics and to the question of how economics can provide tools for improving our global environment.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0198775954?v=glance   (546 words)

 EUROPA - Environment - Environmental economics - Priority study   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
In 1997, the Environment Directorate-General commissioned a comprehensive multi-sectoral study to identify which environmental issues Europe would be facing in the years to come.
The purpose of this ambitious study was also to analyse what would be the environmental and economic consequences to solve or mitigate the environmental problems.
Negative environmental consequences of transport and agriculture are and will remain significant in the foreseeable future.
europa.eu.int /comm/environment/enveco/priority_study   (291 words)

 Harvard Economics Department Faculty Interests   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Research Topics: The economic histories of education, income, inequality, immigration, technological change, and the interrelationships among them, particularly for the United States in the 19th and 20th centuries and beyond.
Primary fields of interest: Economic development, especially the development and history of the economies of East and Southeast Asia.
Research Topics: Environmental economics, economics of biodiversity, limits to growth, green accounting, discounting and the economics of global warming.
post.economics.harvard.edu /people/facinter.html   (1231 words)

 Environmental economics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Canadian Institute for Environmental Law and Policy; Gibbons, Jack, Richard Gilbert, Greg Jenish and Bruce Lourie.
Economics and Conservation Branch; Ecosystem Sciences and Evaluation Directorate; Tate, D.M., S. Renzetti, and H.A. Shaw.
Note: Discusses economic instruments and analyzes which instruments target consumers, which industry and which both.
www.ecolawinfo.org /enveconomics.htm   (2687 words)

The Environmental Economics Research Group (EERG) is composed of Stirling University academics from the departments of Economics, Environmental Science and Biology; and of researchers from other universities in Britain, continental Europe and the US.
The Group's Director is Dr Nick Hanley, Reader in Economics at the University of Stirling.
The Ehrlich-Simon Wager, economic externalities and the environment continued.
www.stir.ac.uk /departments/naturalsciences/eerg   (301 words)

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