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Environment and Development: An Economic Approach

Author: Jan Bojö; Karl-Göran Mäler; Lena Unemo
Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands, 1990.
Series: Economy & environment, 2.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Although the main emphasis in this book is on project level analysis, it is essential that such analyses be linked to an understanding of the (dis)incentives for environmental improvements that  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jan Bojö; Karl-Göran Mäler; Lena Unemo
ISBN: 9789400906235 9400906234
OCLC Number: 851378435
Description: 1 online resource (175 pages).
Contents: 1. Summary.- 2. Introduction.- 2.1 Background.- 2.2 Sustainable Development.- 2.3 Disposition and Delimitations.- 3. Distortions in the Economic System and the Need for Economic Analysis.- 3.1 The "Bench-mark" Economy.- 3.2 Market Failures.- 3.2.1 Externalities.- 3.2.2 Risk Markets.- 3.2.3 Future Markets.- 3.2.4 Income Distribution.- 3.3 Policy Failures.- 3.3.1 International Trade Policy.- 3.3.2 Property Rights Definition and Enforcement.- 3.3.3 Population Policy.- 3.3.4 Price Policy.- 3.3.5 Tax Policy.- 3.3.6 Political Elites and Bureaucratic Suboptimization.- 3.3.7 Public Investment.- 3.3.8 Environmental Information.- 3.4 Summary.- 4. General Equilibrium Analysis and National Accounting.- 4.1 General Equilibrium Analysis.- 4.2 National Income Accounting and Environmental Resources.- 4.3 Aggregate Welfare Measures.- 4.4 Natural Resource Accounting and Computable General Equilibrium Models.- 5. Economic Analysis of Environmental Consequences.- 5.1 Major Steps in CBA.- 5.1.1 Planning Perspectives and Evaluation Criteria.- 5.1.2 Income Distribution.- 5.1.3 Discounting.- 5.1.4 Risk and Uncertainty.- 5.2 Valuation Approaches.- 5.2.1 Valuation Using Conventional Markets.- 5.2.1.1 Valuation of Changes in Production.- 5.2.1.2 Replacement Cost.- 5.2.1.3 Preventive Expenditure.- 5.2.1.4 Valuation of Human Capital.- 5.2.2 Valuation Using Implicit Markets.- 5.2.2.1 The Travel Cost Approach.- 5.2.2.2 Land and Property Value Approach.- 5.2.3 Valuation Using Artificial Markets.- 5.3 Complementary and Other Methods.- 5.4 Criticism against CBA.- 6. Case Studies.- 6.1 Agricultural Projects.- 6.1.1 Soil and Water Conservation - Farm Improvement and Soil Conservation in Lesotho.- 6.1.2 Soil and Water Conservation - Upland Agricultural Project in Korea.- 6.1.3 Range Management - The Eppalock Catchment in Australia.- 6.1.4 Agroforestry - An Afforestation Programme in Nigeria.- 6.2 Forestry Project - Nepal Hill Forest Development Project.- 6.3 Integrated Environmental Project - Environmental Protection in the Philippines.- 6.4 Recreation and Forestry - Preservation of Mountain Forests - The Vala Valley in Sweden.- 6.5 Air Pollution.- 6.5.1 Air Pollution - The South Coast Air Basin Experiment in California.- 6.5.2 Valuation of Morbidity Reduction due to Pollution Abatement: Direct vs. Indirect Measurement.- 6.5.3 Air Pollution and Corrosion Damage.- 6.6 Water Pollution - Water Quality Management in Thailand.- 6.7 Environmental Degradation and Policy Failures.- 6.7.1 Deforestation in the Amazon: Regional Development Policies.- 6.7.2 Deforestation in the Amazon: Fiscal and Legal Provisions.
Series Title: Economy & environment, 2.
Responsibility: by Jan Bojö, Karl-Göran Mäler, Lena Unemo.

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