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Smith, Stephen, 1955 Nov. 25-
Environmental economics : a very short introduction / Stephen Smith
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2011
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  HC79.E5 S5587 2011    DUE 09-15-14
Subject(s) Environmental economics
Physical Description xvi, 136 p. : ill. ; 18 cm
Summary "In this Very Short Introduction, Stephen Smith shows how the field of environmental economics looks at how economic activity and policy can affect the environment in which we live. The book discusses environmental issues including pollution control, reducing environmental damage, global climate change policies, questions about how we should balance environmental and economic considerations, and what form government policies should take. In recent years, Smith reveals, many economists have argued for greater use of incentives such as pollution charges and emissions trading rather than more traditional direct regulation of polluters. Including many illustrative case studies, this book offers an illuminating introduction to an exciting field of economics."--Publisher's website
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents The economy and the environment -- The economic theory of efficient pollution control -- Environmental policy: instrument choice -- Economic information and values in environmental policy decisions -- The economics of climate change
Series Very short introductions

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