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Section 1:Introduction Chapter 1: What is Environmental Economics? Chapter 2: The Economy and the Environment Section 2: Analytical Tools Chapter 3: Benefits and Costs, Supply and Demand Chapter 4: Economic Efficiency and Markets Chapter 5: The Economics of Environmental Quality Section 3:Environmental Analysis Chapter 6: Frameworks of Analysis Chapter 7: Benefit-Cost Analysis: Benefits Chapter 8: Benefit-Cost Analysis: Costs Section 4:Environmental Policy Analysis Chapter 9: Criteria for Evaluating Environmental Policies Chapter 10: Decentralized Policies: Liability Laws, Property Rights, Voluntary Action Chapter 11: Command-and-Control Strategies: The Case of Standards Chapter 12: Incentive-Based Strategies: Emission Charges and Subsidies Chapter 13: Incentive-Based Strategies: Transferable Discharge Permits Section 5: Environmental Policy in the United States Chapter 14: Federal Water Pollution-Control Policy Chapter 15: Federal Air Pollution Control Policy Chapter 16: Federal Polity on Toxic and Hazardous Substances Chapter 17: State and Local Environmental Issues Section 6:International Environmental Issues Chapter 18: Comparative Environmental Policies Chapter 19: Economic Development and the Environment Chapter 20: The Global Environment Chapter 21: International Environmental Agreements

About the Author

Barry C. Field is Professor of Resource Economics at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. Previously he taught at the University of Miami and The George Washington University. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Cornell University, and his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley. At the University of Massachusetts he has devoted many years to teaching natural resource economics to students at all levels, and has worked to develop an undergraduate major in environmental and resource economics. Professor Field is the author of numerous articles on resource and environmental economics. Martha K. Field is Professor of Economics at Greenfield Community College, where she has taught environmental economics for many years. She has taught at the University of Massachusetts, Mount Holyoke College, Westfield State College, Holyoke Community College, and the Consumer Cooperative at Gomel, Belarus. She received a B.S. and M.S. from the University of Massachusetts and holds a Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut.

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