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Public Investment the Rate of Return and Optimal Fiscal Policy

Public Investment  the Rate of Return  and Optimal Fiscal Policy Author Kenneth J. Arrow
ISBN-10 9781135988890
Release 2013-10-18
Pages 218
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This book, co-authored by the Nobel-prized economist, Kenneth Arrow, considers public expenditures in the context of modern growth theory. It analyzes optimal growth with public capital. A theory of 'controllability' is developed and injected into public economics and growth models. Originally published in 1970

Environmental Quality in a Growing Economy

Environmental Quality in a Growing Economy Author Henry Jarrett
ISBN-10 9781135987985
Release 2013-10-18
Pages 173
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Twelve scholars examine some leading problems in environmental quality, analyze present situations and future prospects, and suggest what might be done about them. Originally published in 1966

Scarcity and Growth Reconsidered

Scarcity and Growth Reconsidered Author V. Kerry Smith
ISBN-10 9781135989385
Release 2013-10-18
Pages 298
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Current views on resource availability are examined, along with the original Barnett-Morse thesis of resource supply. Originally published in 1979

Environmental Economics

Environmental Economics Author Karl-Göran Mäler
ISBN-10 9781135987428
Release 2013-11-26
Pages 257
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First Published in 2011. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Measuring the Benefits of Clean Air and Water

Measuring the Benefits of Clean Air and Water Author Allen V. Kneese
ISBN-10 9781135988265
Release 2013-10-18
Pages 159
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Kneese examines issues surrounding benefits assessment, including such tools as bidding games, surveys, property value studies, wage differentials, risk reduction evaluation, and mortality and morbidity cost estimation. He discusses methods for quantitatively estimating benefits derived from the maintenance or improvement of air and water quality. Suitable for undergraduate classroom use. Originally published in 1984

Environmental Quality in a Growing Economy

Environmental Quality in a Growing Economy Author Henry Jarrett
ISBN-10 OCLC:154282005
Release 1995
Pages 173
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Environmental Quality in a Growing Economy has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Environmental Quality in a Growing Economy also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Environmental Quality in a Growing Economy book for free.

Scarcity and Growth

Scarcity and Growth Author Harold J. Barnett
ISBN-10 9781135989170
Release 2013-10-18
Pages 288
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In this classic study, the authors assess the importance of technological change and resource substitution in support of their conclusion that resource scarcity did not increase in the Unites States during the period 1870 to 1957. Originally published in 1963

Policy Instruments for Environmental and Natural Resource Management

Policy Instruments for Environmental and Natural Resource Management Author Thomas Sterner
ISBN-10 1891853120
Release 2003
Pages 504
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As Thomas Sterner points out, the economic 'toolkit' for dealing with environmental problems has become formidable. It includes taxes, charges, permits, deposit-refund systems, labeling, and other information disclosure mechanisms. Though not all these devices are widely used, empirical application has started within some sectors, and we are beginning to see the first systematic efforts at an advanced policy design that takes due account of market-based incentives. Sterner?s book encourages more widespread and careful use of economic policy instruments. Intended primarily for application in developing and transitional countries, the book compares the accumulated experiences of the use of economic policy instruments in the U.S. and Europe, as well as in select rich and poor countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Ambitious in scope, the book discusses the design of instruments that can be employed in a wide range of contexts, including transportation, industrial pollution, water pricing, waste, fisheries, forests, and agriculture. Policy Instruments for Environmental and Natural Resource Management is deeply rooted in economics but also informed by perspectives drawn from political, legal, ecological, and psychological research. Sterner notes that, in addition to meeting requirements for efficiency, the selection and design of policy instruments must satisfy criteria involving equity and political acceptability. He is careful to distinguish between the well-designed plans of policymakers and the resulting behavior of society. A copublication of Resources for the Future, the World Bank, and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida).

Discounting for Time and Risk in Energy Policy

Discounting for Time and Risk in Energy Policy Author Robert C. Lind
ISBN-10 9781135985189
Release 2013-10-18
Pages 468
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This is a collection of theoretical papers, including contributions by Partha Dasgupta and three Nobel prize-winning economists: Kenneth Arrow, Amartya Sen, and Joseph Stiglitz. Originally published in 1982.

The Power of Public Investment Management

The Power of Public Investment Management Author Anand Rajaram
ISBN-10 9781464803178
Release 2014-10-17
Pages 200
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Public resources, if invested well in public infrastructure and services, can unleash inclusive growth and development. This report provides a simple but comprehensive framework and global experience, to help policy makers adopt good functional principles in the design of institutions to strengthen public investment management.

Wildfire Policy

Wildfire Policy Author Dean Lueck
ISBN-10 9781136520594
Release 2013-06-17
Pages 224
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During the five decades since its origin, law and economics has provided an influential framework for addressing a wide array of areas of law ranging from judicial behaviour to contracts. This book will reflects the first-ever forum for law and economics scholars to apply the analysis and methodologies of their field to the subject of wildfire. The only modern legal work on wildfire, the book brings together leading scholars to consider questions such as: How can public policy address the effects of climate change on wildfire, and wildfire on climate change? Are the environmental and fiscal costs of ex ante prevention measures justified? What are the appropriate levels of prevention and suppression responsibility borne by private, state, and federal actors? Can tort liability provide a solution for realigning the grossly distorted incentives that currently exist for private landowners and government firefighters? Do the existing incentives in wildfire institutions provide incentives for efficient private and collective action and how might they be improved?

What Environmentalists Need to Know About Economics

What Environmentalists Need to Know About Economics Author J. Scorse
ISBN-10 9780230114043
Release 2010-10-25
Pages 226
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Easy-to-read and filled with real-world examples of the most complex environmental challenges, this book demonstrates that sound economic analysis and reasoning can be one of the environmental community's strongest allies. This is sure to become an invaluable resource for students, environmental organizations, and policymakers.

Accelerating Energy Innovation

Accelerating Energy Innovation Author Rebecca M. Henderson
ISBN-10 9780226326832
Release 2011-05-30
Pages 274
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Re-orienting current energy systems toward a far greater reliance on technologies with low or no carbon dioxide emissions is an immense challenge. At the broadest level the histories presented here are very much consistent with widely held views within the energy innovation policy literature. In general, this literature has suggested that greatly increasing rates of energy innovation requires creating significant demand for low carbon technologies, substantially increased federal funding for "well-managed" research, and in at least some cases support for the initial deployment of new technologies. As the other markets explored in this volume do not face the same degree of unpriced environmental externality, there is no straightforward equivalent to a carbon price in the history of agriculture, chemicals, IT or biopharmaceuticals. Nonetheless, our authors outline a number of ways in which public policy has often stimulated demand, particularly in the early stages of a technology's evolution, and confirm that the expectation of rapidly growing demand appears to have been a major stimulus to private sector investment in innovation. Each history also confirms the centrality of publicly funded research to the generation of innovation, particularly in the early stages of an industry's history, and highlights a range of institutional mechanisms that have enabled it to be simultaneously path breaking and directly connected to industrial practice. Our histories depart somewhat from the bulk of the energy innovation policy literature in focusing attention on the role of vigorous competition - particularly entry - in stimulating innovation, suggesting that in several industries a mix of public policies - including procurement, antitrust and intellectual property protection - played an important role in stimulating innovation by encouraging extensive competition and entry by newly founded firms. Many of the most innovative industries profiled here ha.

Inclusive Green Growth

Inclusive Green Growth Author World Bank
ISBN-10 9780821395523
Release 2012-05-01
Pages 188
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Inclusive Green Growth: The Pathway to Sustainable Development makes the case that greening growth is necessary, efficient, and affordable. Yet spurring growth without ensuring equity will thwart efforts to reduce poverty and improve access to health, education, and infrastructure services.

Natural Environments

Natural Environments Author John V. Krutilla
ISBN-10 9781135988548
Release 2013-10-18
Pages 352
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This study represents the first scholarly attempt to consider the difficult allocation problems associated with management of natural resources and proposed changes in the natural environment. Originally published in 1973

Discounting and Intergenerational Equity

Discounting and Intergenerational Equity Author Paul R. Portney
ISBN-10 0915707896
Release 1999
Pages 186
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The full effects of decisions made today about many environmental policies -including climate change and nuclear waste- will not be felt for many years. For issues with long-term ramifications, analysts often employ discount rates to compare present and future costs and benefits. This is reasonable, and discounting has become a procedure that raises few objections. But are the methods appropriate for measuring costs and benefits for decisions that will have impacts 20 to 30 years from now the right ones to employ for a future that lies 200 to 300 years in the future? This landmark book argues that methods reasonable for measuring gains and losses for a generation into the future may not be appropriate when applied to a longer span of time. Paul Portney and John Weyant have assembled some of the world's foremost economists to reconsider the purpose, ethical implications, and application of discounting in light of recent research and current policy concerns. These experts note reasons why conventional calculations involved in discounting are undermined when considering costs and benefits in the distant future, including uncertainty about the values and preferences of future generations, and uncertainties about available technologies. Rather than simply disassemble current methodologies, the contributors examine innovations that will make discounting a more compelling tool for policy choices that influence the distant future. They discuss the combination of a high shout-term with a low long-term diescount rate, explore discounting according to more than one set of anticipated preferences for the future, and outline alternatives involving simultaneous consideration of valuation, discounting and political acceptability.

The Theory of Environmental Policy

The Theory of Environmental Policy Author William J. Baumol
ISBN-10 0521311128
Release 1988-02-26
Pages 299
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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.