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Environmental Economics: A Very Short Introduction

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In this Very Short Introduction, Stephen Smith shows how the field of environmental economics looks at how economic activity and policy can affect the environment in which we live. The book discusses environmental issues including pollution control, reducing environmental damage, global climate change policies, questions about how we should balance environmental and econom ...more
Paperback, 136 pages
Published November 1st 2011 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published 2011)
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Nourhan Aly
البداية كانت جيدة، والترجمة كذلك إلى حد ما، لكن الكتاب عبارة عن معلومات مكررة بشكل اوڤر، هو المفروض مقدمة يعني لازم يبقا شورت تو ذا پوينت، لكن دا خلاني ازهق منه جداً..
Youssef Mahmoud
Feb 24, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
الكتاب خفيف وظريف، أسلوب الطرح جيد للغاية، والترجمة ممتازة.
يتناول بعض الأفكار حول الاقتصاد والبيئة، وكيف يمكن أن تؤثر بعض القرارات الموجهة لحماية البيئة على الاقتصاد والعكس.
قمت باقتباس بعض التجارب لقررات هدفها حماية البيئة، بالإضافة إلى بعض الأرقام التي رأيت أنها مهمة، والحقيقة أني هنا أتساءل عن وجود شيء كهذا (أعني الضرائب البيئية) من عدمه لدينا! وإن كان الجواب فيما يبدو هو النفي!

"فرضت ضريبة (مدافن القمامة) في المملكة المتحدة عام ١٩٩٦، وهي تُدفع مقابل كل طن من المخلفات يجري إلقاؤه في مواقع دفن ا
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Mardin
Dec 01, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
كتاب جميل وبسيط
Manpreet
Mar 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Currently doing an undergraduate first year module on environmental economics. Had hoped to read this intro book before beginning the module but procrastination kicked in but thankfully have finished it before the assessment. I'm rather glad I've read this book now since it has enabled me to bring all my learning together. I did highlight key points that'd be very useful but found that this book doesn't really go into the maths of environmental economics in as much detail but this may be good fo ...more
Robert P. Hoffman
Feb 23, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This very short introduction does an excellent job of giving an overview of key issues. I am unclear how much is understandable without having a bit more background.

The author does an excellent job of discussing why economists want to use dollar measures and how that has nothing to do with the profits of businesses.

His discussion of the Coase Theorem is too brief. His discussion of the carbon tax is outstanding, showing the innovation that will result, how prices will reflect all available infor
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Mariah Tremblay
Mar 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Interesting to give a background on environmental economics
Shehab Kamal
Jul 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
بوسعنا طبعا ان نرفض كل هذا او ان القيم البيئية المترجمة الي لغة المال تحمل اي معني ، يمكننا ان نعترض علي اساس ان البيئة لا تقدر بثمن و ان شواغلنا و قيمنا البيئية لا يمكن ان تختزل في شئ مهين ووضيع مثل سعر السوق .و لكن هذا لن يكون تصرفا حكيما حيث يتجلي تاثير الارقام بقوة في الخطاب الجماهيري و صنع القرارات العامة و يلوح خطر ان الاشياء التي لا تقاس و لا تقييم يمكن ببساطة تجاهلها فاذا كانت للبيئة اهمية في نظرية الخيارات العامة فيجب حسابها بالارقام و تقييمها.
Adham Hamdi
Nov 23, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dl, اقتصاد
مقدمة موجزة عن ادارة الموارد الييئية و كيفية استغلالها كما يجب
Mills College Library
333.7 S6613 2011
Taha Waked
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Stephen William Smith est un anthropologue, biographe, historien, journaliste, écrivain et professeur d'études africaines à l'université Duke. De nationalité américaine, il a été journaliste spécialiste de l'Afrique ou éditeur pour différents organes de presse français dont Libération, Le Monde, Radio France International et Reuters.

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