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Environmental economics : a very short introduction / Stephen Smith.

By: Smith, Stephen, 1955 November 25-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Very short introductions: 284.Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2011Description: xvi, 136 p. : ill. ; 18 cm.ISBN: 9780199583584; 0199583587.Subject(s): Environmental economicsDDC classification: 333.7
Contents:
The economy and the environment -- The economic theory of efficient pollution control -- Environmental policy: instrument choice -- Economic information and values in environmental policy decisions -- The economics of climate change.
Summary: "In this Very Short Introduction, Stephen Smith shows how the field of environmental economics looks at how economic activity and policy can affect the environment in which we live. The book discusses environmental issues including pollution control, reducing environmental damage, global climate change policies, questions about how we should balance environmental and economic considerations, and what form government policies should take. In recent years, Smith reveals, many economists have argued for greater use of incentives such as pollution charges and emissions trading rather than more traditional direct regulation of polluters. Including many illustrative case studies, this book offers an illuminating introduction to an exciting field of economics."--Publisher's website.
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"In this Very Short Introduction, Stephen Smith shows how the field of environmental economics looks at how economic activity and policy can affect the environment in which we live. The book discusses environmental issues including pollution control, reducing environmental damage, global climate change policies, questions about how we should balance environmental and economic considerations, and what form government policies should take. In recent years, Smith reveals, many economists have argued for greater use of incentives such as pollution charges and emissions trading rather than more traditional direct regulation of polluters. Including many illustrative case studies, this book offers an illuminating introduction to an exciting field of economics."--Publisher's website.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

The economy and the environment -- The economic theory of efficient pollution control -- Environmental policy: instrument choice -- Economic information and values in environmental policy decisions -- The economics of climate change.

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Stephen Smith is a Professor of Economics at University College London (UCL), and Executive Dean of the UCL Faculty of Social and Historical Sciences. He began his career as a member of the UK Government Economic Service at the Department of Trade and Industry, and then, from 1985 to 1997,worked at the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS), a London-based research institute specializing in the economics of taxation and public policy. His research covers various topics in the economics of tax policy and environmental economics. He is the author of Britain's Shadow Economy, (OUP, 1986),and a series of research reports and academic papers. He has recently co-authored papers on VAT and on Environmental Taxation for the IFS-sponsored Mirrlees Review, a fundamental review of the UK tax system, which reported in 2010. He is a member of the DEFRA Academic Panel on EnvironmentalEconomics, and has acted as a consultant to a number of government departments and international organisations.

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