Handbook on the Economics of Natural Resources

Edited by Robert Halvorsen, Professor of Economics and David F. Layton, Professor of Public Affairs, University of Washington, Seattle, US

The topics discussed in the Handbook on the Economics of Natural Resources are essential for those looking to understand how best to use and conserve the resources that form the foundation for human well-being. These include nonrenewable resources, modeling of biological resources, conservation of biological resources and water resources. The expert contributors of this Handbook provide solutions to many of the problems that growing populations now face, and sketch the likely future developments in the field of natural resource economics whilst paving the way for new thinking.

‘This book is essential reading for anyone who wishes to know how the field of Natural Resource Economics – broadly defined – has progressed over the past 20 years, and where it is headed in the future. It is an excellent collection of papers on the subject.’
– Maureen Cropper, University of Maryland and Resources for the Future

‘With contributions by leading scholars in the field, this book surveys key concepts, methodologies and results from the important field of natural resource economics. The chapters are rigorous and sophisticated, but at the same time accessible to anyone with some graduate-level training in economics. They include both theoretical presentations and real-world discussions that tie the theory to critical resource challenges facing the world today. I highly recommend this either as a textbook for a graduate class in natural resource economics or as a key resource for anyone wanting an overview of state-of-the-art scholarship in this field.’
– Kathleen Segerson, University of Connecticut, US

2016 560 pp Paperback 978 1 78471 520 5 £59.16 £48.00 $59.16 $73.95
2015 560 pp Hardback 978 0 85793 755 1 £252.00 £189.00 $252.00 $280.00

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