Land Resource Economics and Sustainable Development: Economic Policies and the Common Good

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UBC Press, 1993 - Business & Economics - 450 pages
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'This text seeks to provide an introduction to issues of land use and the economic tools that are used to resolve land-use conflicts. In particular, tools of economic analysis are used to address allocation of land among alternative uses in such a way that the welfare of society is enhanced. Thus, the focus is on what is best for society and not what is best for an individual, a particular group of individuals, or a particular constituency. What this text seeks to provide is a balanced and just approach to decision-making concerning allocation of land.' -- from the Introduction
 

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Contents

Is Land Unique?
15
The Theory of Welfare Measurement
30
Property Rights Market Failure Externality and Environmental
47
Evaluation of Resource Development
78
InputOutput Models for Regional and Community Development
101
Valuing Nonmarket Benefits 132
132
Conservation Sustainable Development and Preservation
164
Economics of Global Climatic Change 188
188
Efficiency and Equity in LandUse Planning
246
Land Preservation and Conservation
270
Economics of Irrigation
296
Economics and Management of Public Forestlands
324
Economics and Public Rangeland Management
342
Management of Public Lands for Multiple Use
363
Ethics and Land Resource Economics
395
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Economics of Soil Conservation
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About the author (1993)

G. Cornelis Van Kooten is a professor in the departments of Agricultural Economics and Forest Resources Management at the University of British Columbia. He is the author of numerous journal articles and has contributed chapters to several books.

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