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Title: Economics of environmental quality. [Text book]

Abstract

This volume is an introduction to the economics of the environment. As such it provides a coherent chain of theoretical and empirical reasoning on environmental problems and measures to control them and reduce their severity. It equips the reader with the basic tools needed to assess the economic damage caused by materials discharged to air, water, and other environmental media. Part I establishes a theoretical base for the material in subsequent sections. It reviews key elements of microeconomic theory and extends them to include polluting discharges. Principles of welfare economics, of market failure from externalities, and of benefit-cost analysis receive careful exposition. They are then applied to alternative government programs such as effluent fees, subsidies, and regulation design to optimize resource allocation in the presence of externalities. In Part II, the author draws together technical data on water, air, and solid-waste discharges. Sources, amounts, damages, abatement techniques, and benefit-cost calculations are discussed successively for each class of pollutants. The final two parts deal with pollution-control programs now in effect and proposals for new policies to lessen the economic cost of environmental protection both in the United States and in the rest of the world.

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OSTI Identifier:
6236138
Resource Type:
Book
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; AIR POLLUTION; ECONOMIC IMPACT; ENVIRONMENT; ECONOMICS; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS; ECONOMIC ANALYSIS; ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY; LAND POLLUTION; WATER POLLUTION; AIR QUALITY; CHARGES; COST; COST BENEFIT ANALYSIS; GLOBAL ASPECTS; POLLUTION ABATEMENT; POLLUTION CONTROL; SOLID WASTES; USA; WATER QUALITY; GOVERNMENT POLICIES; NORTH AMERICA; POLLUTION; WASTES; 290300* - Energy Planning & Policy- Environment, Health, & Safety; 290200 - Energy Planning & Policy- Economics & Sociology

Citation Formats

Mills, E S. Economics of environmental quality. [Text book]. United States: N. p., 1978. Web.
Mills, E S. Economics of environmental quality. [Text book]. United States.
Mills, E S. Sun . "Economics of environmental quality. [Text book]". United States.
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