Handbook of Environmental Economics

Handbook of Environmental Economics

First published on October 17, 2018

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  • Editors: Partha Dasgupta, Subhrendu K. Pattanayak, V. Kerry Smith
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780444537720
  • eBook ISBN: 9780444537737

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Handbook in Environmental Economics, Volume 4, the latest in this ongoing series, highlights new advances in the field, with this new volume presenting timely chapters on Modeling Ecosystems and Economic Systems, Framing Sustainability Policy Questions: Who Leads – Ecology or Economics?, Valuing Natural Capital Within an Integrated Economic Ecological, Developing Economies, Urbanization, Climate Change and Health, Viewing Environmental Policy Instruments for Domestic and International Perspective, Quasi experimental Estimation of Environmental Policies, Environment Macro, The Rules for Formal and Informal Institutions in Managing Environmental Resources, and How Should Uncertainty Be Integrated into the Methods for Policy Evaluation?

Key Features

  • Answers key policy questions facing environmental agencies in developed and developing economies
  • Integrates insights from economics and ecology as part of several key chapters
  • Presents the latest on efforts to review and evaluate the new literatures on field and quasi experiments in environmental economics
  • Provides the first substantive review of environmental macro economics


Faculty, graduate students and policy analysts in environmental agencies around the world

Table of Contents

  • 1. Modeling Coupled Climate, Ecosystems, and Economic Systems
    William A. Brock and Anastasios Xepapadeas
    2. Ecology and Economics in the Science of Anthropogenic Biosphere Change
    Charles Perrings and Ann Kinzig
    3. The Nature of Natural Capital and Ecosystem Income
    Eli P. Fenichel, Joshua K. Abbott, and Seong Do Yun
    4. Through the Looking Glass: Environmental Health Economics in Low and Middle Countries
    Subhrendu K. Pattanayak, Emily L. Pakhtigian, and Erin L. Litzow
    5. The Farmer’s Climate Change Adaptation Challenge in Least Developed Countries
    Maximilian Auffhammer and Matthew E. Kahn
    6. Selection and Design of Environmental Policy Instruments
    Thomas Sterner and Elizabeth J.Z. Robinson
    7. Quasi-Experimental Methods in Environmental Economics: Opportunities and Challenges
    Olivier Deschenes and Kyle C. Meng
    8. Environmental Macroeconomics: The Case of Climate Change
    John Hassler and Per Krusell
    9. Causal inference in Environmental Conservation: The Role of Institutions
    Erin Sills and Kelly Jones
    10. Uncertainty and Ambiguity in Environmental Economics: Conceptual Issues
    Geoffrey Heal and Antony Millner

Product details

  • No. of pages: 496
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © North Holland 2018
  • Published: October 17, 2018
  • Imprint: North Holland
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780444537720
  • eBook ISBN: 9780444537737

About the Serial Volume Editors

Partha Dasgupta

Sir Partha Dasgupta teaches at the Faculty of Economics, Cambridge University, Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge CB3 9DD, UK

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Faculty of Economics, Cambridge University, UK

Subhrendu K. Pattanayak

Dr. Subhrendu Pattanayak teaches at the Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University, Durham, USA

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Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA

V. Kerry Smith

Dr. V. Kerry Smith teaches at the Department of Economics from the W.P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University, Tempe, USA

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Department of Economics, W. P. Carey School of Business, Tempe, AZ, USA

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