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Environmental Economics

Environmental Economics
Theory and Applications

First Edition
  • Katar Singh - Former Director, Institute of Rural Management, Anand (IRMA), Gujarat
  • Anil Shishodia - Information and References Services, Calgary Public Library, Canada

October 2007 | 424 pages | SAGE Texts

Environmental Economics: Theory and Applications is a comprehensive treatise on environmental economics with special focus on theories of collective action, environmental policy and management.

A balanced blend of theory and practice, this book outlines the basic concepts, theories, tools and techniques of environmental economics, which not only enable the reader to diagnose the root causes of environmental problems and identify practicable solutions, but also facilitate the design of environmental policy and management strategies.

The book combines:

- innovative synthesis of concepts, ideas and theories;
- presentation in a simple, easy-to-comprehend language and style;
- illustrations and examples from real life situations;
latest available research data on various environmental problems, including global warming, acid rain and depletion of   the ozone layer; and
- special focus on environmental policy and management.

Useful as a textbook at graduate and post-graduate levels, it caters to the needs of students, teachers, researchers, environment managers and policy-makers in India. 

Environment, Economy and Development
Basic Concepts and Theories: Individual Choices
Basic Concepts and Theories: Collective Choices
Environmental Valuation
Environmental Accounting
Instruments of Environment Management
Land and Environment
Water and Environment
Forests and Environment
Fisheries and Environment
Biodiversity Conservation and Environment
Climate Change and Environment
An Ideal Environment Management Policy
References and Select Bibliography

The book provides a fairly comprehensive yet crunchy treatment of both theoretical and applied aspects of environmental economics with Indian case studies. It synthesizes basic concepts, theories, tools and techniques of the discipline. The book discusses each and every aspect in a simple easy to comprehend language with real life examples and illustrations.

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Katar Singh

Katar Singh is currently Honorary (Founder) Chairman, India Natural Resource Economics and Management (INREM) Foundation, Anand, which is a nongovernmental academic organization committed to promoting teaching, training, and research in natural resource economics and environment management, and improving natural resource management policies and programs. He holds a PhD in agricultural economics from the University of Illinois, Urbana–Champaign, USA, and has done postdoctoral research and advanced coursework in natural resource economics in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Oregon State University, Corvallis, USA and in... More About Author

Anil Shishodia

Anil Shishodia currently works in the Information/Reference Services Department of the Calgary Public Library in Calgary, Canada. He was formerly a Senior Lecturer in the Postgraduate Department of Economics, Sardar Patel University (SPU), Vallabh Vidyanagar, Gujarat. He was a World Bank Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in environmental economics at the Colorado State University, Fort Collins, USA, from August 1999 to May 2000, where he credited and audited a number of advanced courses in natural resources and environmental economics, including a course in environmental ethics. At SPU, he was instrumental in designing and offering a... More About Author

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ISBN: 9780761935971