A new textbook has been released by Oxford University Press on Environmental Economics, co-authored by Professor Ben White, Head of the School of Agricultural and Resource Economics at UWA.
Introduction to Environmental Economics, written by Nick Hanley, Jason Shogren and UWA's Ben White, is the second edition of the textbook, originally published in 2001. The first edition was a great success, and was widely adopted onto first-year Environmental Economics reading lists. Environmental issues change rapidly, and the new edition outlines the latest examples of environmental policy issues, economic theories and environmental consequences. In particular, since the first edition was published there has been a significant increase in public debate over climate change, and a growing global interest in renewable energy and concern about biodiversity losses.
People equate economics with business and finance. However, economic tools can also help protect the environment, and influence government policies in relation to issues such as pollution and use of natural resources. The carbon tax in Australia is an example of where governments intervene to try to protect the environment. This book introduces students to basic economic insights and the way that economics can be used to respond to important environmental problems.
Professor Ben White is Head of the School of Agricultural and Resource Economics at The University of Western Australia. Nick Hanley is a Professor of Environmental Economics at the University of Stirling in the UK. Jason Shogren is Stroock Professor of Natural Resource Conservation and Management at the University of Wyoming. Introduction to Environmental Economics is published by Oxford University Press. https://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780199568734.do#
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