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Principles of Environmental Economics and Sustainability, 4th Edition


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Introduction: what is environmental economics all about? PART I Environmental economics: foundational concepts, theories, and perspectives 1. The natural environment and the human economy: the neoclassical economic perspective 2. The natural environment and the human economy: an ecological perspective 3. Trade-offs: economic activity versus environmental quality PART II The environment: pollution control, policy instruments, valuation, and project evaluation 4. The economic theory of pollution control: the optimal level of pollution 5. The economics of environmental regulations: emission standards and effluent charges 6. The economics of environmental regulations: transferable emission credits and the macroeconomic effects of environmental regulation 7. Economic valuation of environmental goods and services 8. Frameworks for the economic appraisal of environmental projects: cost-benefit analysis and others. PART III Climate change: the new environmental reality 9. The economics of climate change PART IV The perennial debates on the biophysical limits to economic growth and the emerging paradigm of sustainable development 10. Biophysical limits to economic growth: Malthusian perspectives 11. Biophysical limits to economic growth: the neoclassical economic perspective 12. The economics of sustainability 13. Green accounting and alternative indicators of sustainability 14. The business case for environmental sustainability

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Ahmed Hussen is the Edward and Virginia van Dalson Professor of Economics at Kalamazoo College, USA. He is co-founder of the environmental study program at the college and currently serves as the Chair of the Department of Economics and Business. In addition he has taught and conducted research internationally in Japan, Zimbabwe, and Botswana and has been awarded "excellence in teaching" in recognition of his skill as a teacher and dedication to his students.

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