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Linking Ecology and Economics for Ecosystem Management
Abstract This article outlines an approach, based on ecosystem services, for assessing the trade-offs inherent in managing humans embedded in ecological systems. Evaluating these trade-offs requiresExpand
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The economic approach to environmental and natural resources
Part I: Theory and Tools of Environmental and Resource Economics. Introduction. Economic Efficiency and Markets: How the Invisible Hand Works. Government Intervention in Market Failure. Valuing theExpand
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Taking the "U" out of Kuznets: a comprehensive analysis of the EKC and environmental degradation.
Unlike most Environmental Kuznets Curve (EKC) studies which focus on narrow measures of pollution as proxies for environmental quality, we test the validity of the EKC using the Ecological FootprintExpand
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Fuel Economy Rebound Effect for U.S. Household Vehicles
This paper presents an econometric estimation of the "rebound effect" for household vehicle travel in the United States based on analysis of survey data collected by the Energy InformationExpand
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Willingness to pay for improved water service in Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil
The 1.5 million residents of the city of Manaus form the epicenter for economic activity and development in the Amazon Basin. The current water treatment facilities were built when there were a mereExpand
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Economic losses associated with the degradation of an ecosystem: The case of submerged aquatic vegetation in Chesapeake Bay
Abstract This study employs theoretical and empirical concepts from ecology and economics to derive a lower bound of the marginal damage function for reductions in the level of submerged aquaticExpand
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Third-world debt and tropical deforestation
Abstract The deforestation and degradation of tropical forests are taking place at an extremely rapid pace. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the estimated annual rate ofExpand
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Handbook on Contingent Valuation
Contents: 1. Introduction Anna Alberini and James R. Kahn PART I: CONTINGENT VALUATION AND ECONOMIC THEORY 2. Fifty Years of Contingent Valuation V. Kerry Smith 3. A Practitioner's Primer on theExpand
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The Contingent Valuation of Environmental Resources
This major new book contains a collection of papers that examine the current state-of-the-art in the valuation of environmental resources. In particular, they assess the meaningfulness ofExpand
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On the scarcity value of ecosystem services
In this exploratory paper, we first make a case for considering the scarcity value of ecosystem services in analyses of jointly determined ecological-economic systems. Next, we point out that insightExpand
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