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With a tight integration of public policy and economic theory, this best-selling text provides a well-rounded introduction to the field. Tietenberg's extensive work in research and policy lends a crucial real-world context, so that students explore the latest questions and debates.The Seventh Edition offers a wealth of new examples and hot topics such as genetically modified organisms and the cost-effectiveness of new transportation fuels. International issues receive increased attention through discussions of environmental problems and policies in Western Europe, China, and developing nations.
Table of Contents
Visions of the Future
Valuing the Environment: Concepts
Valuing the Environment: Methods
Property Rights, Externalities, and Environmental Problems
Sustainable Development: Defining the Concept
The Population Problem
The Allocation of Depletable and Renewable Resources
Depletable, Non-recyclable Energy Resources: Oil, Gas, Coal and Uranium