The Theory of Environmental Policy

  • Filename: the-theory-of-environmental-policy.
  • ISBN: 0521311128
  • Release Date: 1988-02-26
  • Number of pages: 299
  • Author: William J. Baumol
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press



In this book, Professors Baumol and Oates provide a rigorous and comprehensive analysis of the economic theory of environmental policy. They present a formal, theoretical treatment of those factors infuencing the quality of life. By covering both the theory of externalities and its application to environmental policy, the authors have retained the basic structure and organization of the first edition, which has become a standard reference in the field. In this edition, however, they have updated their analysis to incorporate recent research in enviromental economics.

Environmental Economics

  • Filename: environmental-economics.
  • ISBN: 9781107002142
  • Release Date: 2011
  • Number of pages: 379
  • Author: Alfred Endres
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press



How can we design environmental policy that achieves ambitious ecological goals without burdening society with excessive costs? How can effective international agreements, for example, on global warming, be designed? This textbook discusses issues such as these in an intelligible manner for students. The book uses little mathematical analysis, relying on verbal and graphical analysis.

The Theory of Environmental Agreements and Taxes

  • Filename: the-theory-of-environmental-agreements-and-taxes.
  • ISBN: 1781959021
  • Release Date: 2005-01-01
  • Number of pages: 294
  • Author: Martin Enevoldsen
  • Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing



'Martin Enevoldsen's book is a pioneering work that compares the impacts of various non-regulatory environmental strategies in achieving measurable pollution reductions. Much has been written on the theoretical virtues and drawbacks of green taxation versus the adoption of voluntary agreements when it comes to effective implementation of environmental goals. In convincing detail, this book makes the case for the effectiveness of environmental taxation, its barriers being primarily political in nature rather than economic. Green taxes are highly controversial even in the most environmentally conscious nations, particularly when they are regarded as a purely fiscal instrument. The successful Danish CO2 taxation on industry, which this study proves to be much more effective than the Dutch system of voluntary agreements or the Austrian laissez-faire policies, relied not only on the inducement of the CO2 tax itself; all of the tax revenue was ploughed back into industry as subsidies for investments in advanced energy saving technologies. Martin Enevoldsen's book is simply a "must" for political scientists, environmental economists and environment policymakers.' - Svend Auken, M.P. and former Danish Minister for Environment and Energy Although there is a huge demand for accurate analysis of environmental policy outcomes in both the academic and policy-making communities, there is currently very little theoretical research on this issue. This ambitious book redresses the balance by constructing a new theoretical framework at the crossroads between economics and political science to account for the effectiveness of environmental governance. Drawing on insights from new institutional economics, environmental economics, collective action theory and social capital theory, the author analyses how policy outcomes are influenced by institutional factors that constrain and empower the target groups of environmental regulation.

Punctuated Equilibrium and the Dynamics of U S Environmental Policy

  • Filename: punctuated-equilibrium-and-the-dynamics-of-u-s-environmental-policy.
  • ISBN: 0300129742
  • Release Date: 2008-10-01
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Author: Robert Repetto
  • Publisher: Yale University Press



Although many environmental policy issues remain deadlocked for decades with little movement, sometimes breakthroughs occur abruptly. Why do deadlocks persist? Why do major policy shifts occur infrequently? Is it possible to judge when policies are ripe for change?This book presents new empirical evidence that the punctuated equilibrium theory of policy dynamics fits the facts of environmental policy change and can explain how stable policies can suddenly unravel in discontinuous change. The distinguished contributors to the volume apply the theory to a wide range of important environmental and resource issues and assess case histories in water, forestry, fisheries, public lands, energy and climate some of which resulted in breakthroughs, others in stalemate. They offer insights into the political conditions and tactics that are likely to produce these disparate outcomes. Every professional, activist, and student concerned with promoting (or resisting) change in environmental and natural resources policies will find this up-to-date book an invaluable guide.

The Economic Theory of Environmental Policy in a Federal System

  • Filename: the-economic-theory-of-environmental-policy-in-a-federal-system.
  • ISBN: STANFORD:36105022787928
  • Release Date: 1997-01-01
  • Number of pages: 166
  • Author: John B. Braden
  • Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing



The complexity of a multi-layered system of government yields a wealth of issues concerning environmental policy making. This important book presents new original work on the problems that arise from the existence of more than one level of government, and discusses the responsibility of federal, state and local government policy making.

The Economic Dynamics of Environmental Law

  • Filename: the-economic-dynamics-of-environmental-law.
  • ISBN: 0262541394
  • Release Date: 2003
  • Number of pages: 268
  • Author: David M. Driesen
  • Publisher: MIT Press



A study showing that environmentally beneficial technical innovation would be more effective than economic efficiency as the organizing principle of environmental public policy.

Handbook of Environmental Economics

  • Filename: handbook-of-environmental-economics.
  • ISBN: 0080459161
  • Release Date: 2005-12-09
  • Number of pages: 556
  • Author: Karl-Goran Maler
  • Publisher: Elsevier



Many of the frontiers of environmental economics research are at the interface of large-scale and long-term environmental change with national and global economic systems. This is also where some of the most of challenging environmental policy issues occur. Volume 3 of the Handbook of Environmental Economics provides a synthesis of the latest theory on economywide and international environmental issues and a critical review of models for analyzing those issues. It begins with chapters on the fundamental relationships that connect environmental resources to economic growth and long-run social welfare. The following chapters consider how environmental policy differs in a general-equiIibrium setting from a partial-equilibrium setting and in a distorted economy from a perfect economy. The volume closes with chapters on environmental issues that cross or transcend national borders, such as trade and the environment, biodiversity conservation, acid rain, ozone depletion, and global climate change. The volume provides a useful reference for not only natural resource and environmental economists but also international economists, development economists, and macroeconomists.

Comparative Environmental Politics

  • Filename: comparative-environmental-politics.
  • ISBN: 9780262300360
  • Release Date: 2012-02-17
  • Number of pages: 440
  • Author: Paul F. Steinberg
  • Publisher: MIT Press



How do different societies respond politically to environmental problems around the globe? Answering this question requires systematic, cross-national comparisons of political institutions, regulatory styles, and state-society relations. The field of comparative environmental politics approaches this task by bringing the theoretical tools of comparative politics to bear on the substantive concerns of environmental policy. This book outlines a comparative environmental politics framework and applies it to concrete, real-world problems of politics and environmental management. After a comprehensive review of the literature exploring domestic environmental politics around the world, the book provides a sample of major currents within the field, showing how environmental politics intersects with such topics as the greening of the state, the rise of social movements and green parties, European Union expansion, corporate social responsibility, federalism, political instability, management of local commons, and policymaking under democratic and authoritarian regimes. It offers fresh insights into environmental problems ranging from climate change to water scarcity and the disappearance of tropical forests, and it examines actions by state and nonstate actors at levels from the local to the continental. The book will help scholars and policymakers make sense of how environmental issues and politics are connected around the globe, and is ideal for use in upper-level undergraduateand graduate courses.

Economic Analysis of Environmental Policy

  • Filename: economic-analysis-of-environmental-policy.
  • ISBN: 9781442660250
  • Release Date: 2011-01-01
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Author: Ross McKitrick
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press



The relationship between economic growth and the environment is at the forefront of public attention and poses serious challenges for policymakers around the world. Economic Analysis of Environmental Policy, a textbook for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses, provides a rigorous and thorough explanation of modern environmental economics, applying this exposition to contemporary issues and policy analysis. Opening with a discussion of contemporary pollution problems, institutional players and the main policy instruments at our disposal, Ross McKitrick develops core theories of environmental valuation and optimal control of pollution. Chapters that follow cover issues like tradable permits, regulatory standards, emission taxes, and polluter liability as well as advanced topics like trade and the environment, sustainability, risk, inequality, and self-monitoring. Throughout, McKitrick uses clear, intuitive, and coherent analytical tools, so that students, academics, and practitioners can develop their policy analysis skills while comprehending the debates and challenges at the frontier of this exciting and rapidly-developing field.

Advanced Principles in Environmental Policy

  • Filename: advanced-principles-in-environmental-policy.
  • ISBN: 1843768119
  • Release Date: 2005
  • Number of pages: 380
  • Author: Anastasios Xepapadeas
  • Publisher:



Acclaim for the first edition: 'The books' comprehensive coverage of the latest developments in the field of environmental economics and its clear exposition make it a joy to read and a must for anyone interested in the field.' - Werner Meißner and Birgitta Weitz, Kyklos 'This book is very timely and relevant in the current atmosphere where regulators are trying to experiment with different policies in the domestic and in the global arena . . . this book makes an important contribution in the area of environmental economics. There is inadequate supply of good books that deal with the major issues in this field and this book tries to fill that gap. The chapters on stock pollutants and on international aspects, however, do extend our understanding of the subject and are very useful in the study of environmental problems.' - Lata Gangadharan, Economic Record

Economic Analysis of Environmental Policy

  • Filename: economic-analysis-of-environmental-policy.
  • ISBN: 9781442660250
  • Release Date: 2011-01-01
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Author: Ross McKitrick
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press



The relationship between economic growth and the environment is at the forefront of public attention and poses serious challenges for policymakers around the world. Economic Analysis of Environmental Policy, a textbook for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses, provides a rigorous and thorough explanation of modern environmental economics, applying this exposition to contemporary issues and policy analysis. Opening with a discussion of contemporary pollution problems, institutional players and the main policy instruments at our disposal, Ross McKitrick develops core theories of environmental valuation and optimal control of pollution. Chapters that follow cover issues like tradable permits, regulatory standards, emission taxes, and polluter liability as well as advanced topics like trade and the environment, sustainability, risk, inequality, and self-monitoring. Throughout, McKitrick uses clear, intuitive, and coherent analytical tools, so that students, academics, and practitioners can develop their policy analysis skills while comprehending the debates and challenges at the frontier of this exciting and rapidly-developing field.

Environmental Policy in the EU

  • Filename: environmental-policy-in-the-eu.
  • ISBN: 9781136566516
  • Release Date: 2012-04-27
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Author: Andrew Jordan
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis



This second and fully revised edition brings together some of the most influential work on the theory and practice of contemporary EU environmental policy. Comprising five comprehensive parts, it includes in-depth case studies of contemporary policy issues such as climate change, genetically modified organisms and trans-Atlantic relations, as well as an assessment of how well the EU is responding to new challenges such as enlargement, environmental policy integration and sustainability. The book's aim is to look forward and ask whether the EU is prepared or even able to respond to the 'new' governance challenges posed by the perceived need to use 'new' policy instruments and processes to 'mainstream' environmental thinking in all EU policy sectors.

The Macroeconomic Effects of Environmental Taxes

  • Filename: the-macroeconomic-effects-of-environmental-taxes.
  • ISBN: 9781451896046
  • Release Date: 1998-05-01
  • Number of pages: 35
  • Author: Ms. Johanna Elisabeth Ligthart
  • Publisher: International Monetary Fund



This paper reviews recent literature on the macroeconomic effects of environmental taxes. It attempts to delineate the conditions under which a cleaner environment is compatible with attaining macroeconomic objectives, such as more employment and economic growth. The analysis reveals that an environmentally motivated fiscal reform—using the revenues from environmental taxes to cut labor taxes—may yield employment and environmental dividends if the tax burden can be shifted to agents outside the labor market, such as capitalists, transfer recipients, and foreigners. A cleaner environment and a higher rate of economic growth go hand in hand if the environment is considered an important public input into production.

Empirical Studies of Environmental Policies in Europe

  • Filename: empirical-studies-of-environmental-policies-in-europe.
  • ISBN: 9781461544531
  • Release Date: 2012-12-06
  • Number of pages: 217
  • Author: John W. Maxwell
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media



John W. Maxwell and Jiirgen von Hagen Kelley School of Business, Indiana University; ZEI, University of Bonn, Indiana University, and CEPR Prior to the 1970's, economic studies of the natural environment were chiefly concerned with the optimal extraction of natural resources such as oil, coal, and timber. This focus reflected the commonly held belief that the natural environmental was sufficient to sustain the world's population in relative comfort (at least in developed nations) and was "there for the taking". By the late 1960's, however, the spectacular levels of economic growth that had taken place since the Second World War began to exact a visible toll on the natural environment. This visibility prompted growing concern for the environment among activists, government officials, academics and the pUblic. This concern has followed a general upward, though cyclic, trend to the present day. Remarkable events during this trend include the issuing of the Brundtland report, and the world environmental summits help in Rio and Kyoto. Concern for the natural environment has impacted the discipline of economics, resulting in the birth of the field of environmental economics that has recently eclipsed in popularity its parent field of natural resource economics.

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