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"Markets and the Environment" is a concise yet comprehensive introduction to a topic of central importance in understanding a wide range of environmental issues and policy approaches. It offers a clear overview of the fundamentals of environmental economics that will enable students and professionals to quickly grasp important concepts and to apply those concepts to real-world environmental problems. In addition, the book integrates normative, policy, and institutional issues at a principles level. The chapters examine: the benefits and costs of environmental protection; markets and market failure; natural resources as capital assets; and, sustainability and economic development. "Markets and the Environment" is the second volume in the "Foundations of Contemporary Environmental Studies Series", edited by James Gustave Speth. The series presents concise guides to essential subjects in the environmental curriculum, incorporating a problem-based approach to teaching and learning.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781597260473
ISBN-10: 1597260479
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Pages: 248
Imprint: Island Press
Publisher: Island Press
Publish Date: 18-Jun-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Sheila M. Olmstead

Sheila M. Olmstead is assistant professor of environmental economics at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Nathaniel Keohane is assistant professor of economics at the Yale School of Management.

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