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4. Economic information and values in environmental policy decisions

4. Economic information and values in environmental policy decisions  

Stephen Smith

in Environmental Economics: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191777813
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10.1093/actrade/9780199583584.003.0005
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‘Economic information and values in environmental policy decisions’ considers the ways in which environmental economists try to capture the value that people place on environmental quality, ... More
2. The economic theory of efficient pollution control

2. The economic theory of efficient pollution control  

Stephen Smith

in Environmental Economics: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2011
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9780191777813
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10.1093/actrade/9780199583584.003.0003
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Where pollution reductions come at a cost, how much cost are we willing to pay? ‘The economic theory of efficient pollution control’ looks at how to balance environmental and economic ... More
5. The economics of climate change

5. The economics of climate change  

Stephen Smith

in Environmental Economics: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2011
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9780191777813
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10.1093/actrade/9780199583584.003.0006
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‘The economics of climate change’ discusses the most pressing environmental issue of our time — global climate change. Climate change policy involves costs and benefits — the abatement ... More
1. The economy and the environment

1. The economy and the environment  

Stephen Smith

in Environmental Economics: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2011
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9780191777813
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10.1093/actrade/9780199583584.003.0002
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‘The economy and the environment’ explains some basics of economics, including market failure and negative externalities, and shows how they can affect the environment. Much of economic ... More
3. Environmental policy: instrument choice

3. Environmental policy: instrument choice  

Stephen Smith

in Environmental Economics: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191777813
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10.1093/actrade/9780199583584.003.0004
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‘Environmental policy: instrument choice’ considers the policy instruments available to governments to regulate polluting emissions and environmental damage. Much environmental policy ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Stephen Smith

in Environmental Economics: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2011
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9780191777813
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10.1093/actrade/9780199583584.003.0001
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In very broad terms, environmental economics looks at how economic activity and policy affect the environment in which we live. Some production generates pollution – for example, power ... More

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