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Description - Game Theory and Policy Making in Natural Resources and the Environment by Ariel Dinar

Game Theory has become one of the main analytical tools for addressing strategic issues in the field of economics and is increasing its influence in other fields of social sciences. With the increased level of extraction of natural resources and pollution of environments, game theory gains its place in the literature and it is more and more seen as a tool for policy makers and not only for theoreticians. The book is structured into four parts dealing with the management of natural resources, the negotiation aspects of water management, water allocation through pricing and markets, and how conflicts and regulation shape the management of the environment. The first part explores game theory concepts applied to fisheries and grazing lands, which are two important natural resources. In the next two parts, several game theory methodologies are considered in the negotiation approach to water management and approaches to water pricing and markets. The last section looks at environmental protection as the end process of the interplay between conflict and regulation. This book includes chapters by experts from developing and developed countries that apply game theory to actual issues in natural resources and the environment. As such the book is extremely useful for graduate students and technical experts interested in the sustainable management of natural resource and the environment. It is also relevant to all Game Theory and Environmental Economics students.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415779937
ISBN-10: 0415779936
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 368
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 8-Sep-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Ariel Dinar

Ariel Dinar is a Professor of Environmental Economics and Policy, and Director Water Science and Policy Center, University of California, Riverside, USA. He was formerly Lead Economist of the Development Research Group at the World Bank, USA. His research focuses on international water and cooperation, approaches to stable water allocation agreements, water and climate change, economics of water quantity/quality, and economic aspects of policy interventions and institutional reforms. His most recent undertaking is the RFF book series "Issues in Water Resource Policy" that aims to produce publications on contemporary water policy issues in various countries and states. Jose Albiac is a Research Fellow at CITA, an agricultural research centre of the Government of Aragon, Zaragoza, Spain. Joaquin Sanchez-Soriano is an Associate Professor at the Department of Statistics, Mathematics and Computer Science of the University Miguel Hernandez, Elche, Spain.

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