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Title: Environment, natural systems, and development: an economic valuation guide

Abstract

The application of benefit-cost analysis, especially the valuation of environmental quality effects, comes only after one has obtained a good knowledge of the basic theories, management contexts, and natural systems analyses. This guide can help decision makers by presenting already existing analytical approaches and techniques that can be used to incorporate environmental quality concerns into the economic analyses of projects, programs, and development strategies. The chapters are organized to cover an introduction, institutional and planning processes, basic principles of benefit-cost analysis, measurement of a specific activity, the effects of residuals on natural systems, the market and survey techniques for evaluating environmental quality and natural-systems effects, economic valuation from the cost side, and techniques of input-output analysis. 15 references, 92 figures, 88 tables.

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OSTI Identifier:
6702119
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OSTI ID: 6702119
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Book
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT; COST BENEFIT ANALYSIS; ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY; ECONOMIC ANALYSIS; RESOURCES; DECISION MAKING; VALUES; ECONOMICS 290200* -- Energy Planning & Policy-- Economics & Sociology; 290300 -- Energy Planning & Policy-- Environment, Health, & Safety

Citation Formats

Hufschmidt, M.M., James, D.E., Meister, A.D., Bower, B.T., and Dixon, J.A. Environment, natural systems, and development: an economic valuation guide. United States: N. p., 1983. Web.
Hufschmidt, M.M., James, D.E., Meister, A.D., Bower, B.T., & Dixon, J.A. Environment, natural systems, and development: an economic valuation guide. United States.
Hufschmidt, M.M., James, D.E., Meister, A.D., Bower, B.T., and Dixon, J.A. Sat . "Environment, natural systems, and development: an economic valuation guide". United States.
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abstractNote = {The application of benefit-cost analysis, especially the valuation of environmental quality effects, comes only after one has obtained a good knowledge of the basic theories, management contexts, and natural systems analyses. This guide can help decision makers by presenting already existing analytical approaches and techniques that can be used to incorporate environmental quality concerns into the economic analyses of projects, programs, and development strategies. The chapters are organized to cover an introduction, institutional and planning processes, basic principles of benefit-cost analysis, measurement of a specific activity, the effects of residuals on natural systems, the market and survey techniques for evaluating environmental quality and natural-systems effects, economic valuation from the cost side, and techniques of input-output analysis. 15 references, 92 figures, 88 tables.},
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