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Case Study 1.1Economic returns from the biosphere
Exhibit 2.1Perpetual motion,a sort of‘original sin’in science
Exhibit 2.2Nature’s ecosystem services
Exhibit 2.3The Irish potato famine
Exhibit 2.4Thailand’s shrimp boom comes at great ecological cost
Exhibit 3.1When a car turns into trash
Case Study 3.1The economic impact of the 1990 Clean Air Act amendments
Exhibit 4.2Pareto-optimal pollution:a numerical illustration
Exhibit 4.3An ounce ofpollution prevention?
Exhibit 5.1Ore-Ida Foods to pay $1 million for polluting the Snake River
Exhibit 5.2Emission standards proposed for marine engines
Exhibit 5.3EPA proposes strict new air quality standards
Exhibit 6.1Acid rain emission limits proposed for over 900 power plants
Valuing the environment
8Economic valuation of environmental services
Exhibit 8.1Valuation questionnaire:the case ofthe Kalamazoo Nature Center
Exhibit 8.2Toward ecological pricing
Cost–benefit analysis and others
Exhibit 9.1The four steps involved in conducting cost–benefit analysis
Exhibit 9.2The discount factor and the rationale behind it
Exhibit 9.4The pervasive nature ofdiscounting
Exhibit 9.5Distribution ofbenefits across society
Exhibit 10.1Feeding the world:less supply,more demand as summit convenes
Exhibit 11.1Resources,population,environment:an oversupply offalse bad news
Exhibit 11.3The theory ofthe demographic transition
Exhibit 11.4Falling birth rates signal a different world in the making
Exhibit 12.1Carrying capacity and ecosystem resilience
Exhibit 12.2The tapestry metaphor for environmental degradation
13The economics ofsustainable development
Case Study 14.1Ranching for subsidies in Brazil
Case Study 14.2Communal tenure in Papua New Guinea
How the Invisible Hand works
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Principles of Environmental Economics

Principles of Environmental Economics

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