Free book on environmental economics


in Economics, Politics, The environment

Jason Scorse, of the Monterey Institute of International Studies, has written a book on what environmentalists need to know about economics. He has also made it available online, free of charge.

The first six chapters consider the general approach of economists to environmental issues. The next eight chapters look into specific environmental issues, including climate change (PDF). The relatively brief climate chapter concentrates on the possibility of an international cap-and-trade or carbon tax system, rather than focusing on some of the more conceptual issues in climate change economics, such as the appropriate discount rate or the degree to which we should hedge against catastrophic risks. Nonetheless, it is a potentially useful resource for those seeking to increase their knowledge of the general subject area.

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Litty January 29, 2009 at 8:16 pm

My thought process:

Free! Wow! Excited

…less exciting…

on environmental economics

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