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Environmental Economics and Sustainability

Book Description

Environmental Economics and Sustainability presents a collection of peer-reviewed research articles contributed by international experts that reveal the current state of our knowledge in the field of environmental economics.

  • Presents the latest research results on a plethora of issues relating to environmental economics and sustainability
  • Features original contributions from top experts in the field from around the world
  • Addresses several of the contemporary challenges of sustainability while infusing new energy into the field of environmental economics
  • Covers myriad topics relating to environmental economics and sustainability including climate change, air pollution, CO2 emissions, recycling, and the international environmental agreement

Table of Contents

  1. 1: A NEW DIRECTION IN ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS
    1. 1. Introduction
    2. 2. Overview of Scholarly Findings
    3. 3. Final Remark
    4. References
  2. 2: DETECTING VOLCANIC ERUPTIONS IN TEMPERATURE RECONSTRUCTIONS BY DESIGNED BREAK-INDICATOR SATURATION
    1. 1. Introduction
    2. 2. Break Detection Using Designed Indicator Functions
    3. 3. Empirical Illustration for Climate Time Series: Detection of Volcanic Eruptions from Simulated Model Surface Air Temperature Data
    4. 4. Conclusion
    5. Acknowledgements
    6. Notes
    7. References
  3. 3: STRUCTURAL EQUATION MODELLING AND THE CAUSAL EFFECT OF PERMANENT INCOME ON LIFE SATISFACTION: THE CASE OF AIR POLLUTION VALUATION IN SWITZERLAND
    1. 1. Introduction
    2. 2. Literature Review
    3. 3. Methodology
    4. 4. Data
    5. 5. Empirical Results
    6. 6. Conclusions
    7. Acknowledgements
    8. Note
    9. References
  4. 4: THE DECOMPOSITION AND DYNAMICS OF INDUSTRIAL CARBON DIOXIDE EMISSIONS FOR 287 CHINESE CITIES IN 1998–2009
    1. 1. Introduction
    2. 2. Survey of Related Literature
    3. 3. Decomposition of Carbon Dioxide Emissions in Chinese Cities
    4. 4. The Impacts of FDI and Environmental Regulations on Scale, Composition and Technique Effects
    5. 5. Conclusions
    6. Acknowledgements
    7. Notes
    8. References
  5. 5: ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY AND THE GREENED SAMUELSON RULE
    1. 1. Introduction
    2. 2. The Model
    3. 3. The Samuelson Rule for Optimal Provision with the Green Public Good (The Greened Samuelson Rule)
    4. 4. The Optimal Tax Structure
    5. 5. Discussion and Conclusion
    6. Acknowledgements
    7. Notes
    8. References
  6. 6: HOUSEHOLD COOPERATION IN WASTE MANAGEMENT: INITIAL CONDITIONS AND INTERVENTION
    1. 1. Introduction
    2. 2. Initial Conditions
    3. 3. Intervention
    4. 4. Conclusion
    5. References
  7. 7: ONE WITHOUT THE OTHER? BEHAVIOURAL AND INCENTIVE POLICIES FOR HOUSEHOLD WASTE MANAGEMENT
    1. 1. Introduction
    2. 2. The Waste Management Framework
    3. 3. The Use of Economic Incentives
    4. 4. The Incorporation of Behavioural Instruments into Practice
    5. 5. Conclusion
    6. Acknowledgements
    7. Notes
    8. References
  8. 8: ECONOMIC EVOLUTION IN CHINA'S ECOLOGICALLY FRAGILE REGIONS
    1. 1. Introduction
    2. 2. Background Information
    3. 3. Geographical Conditions
    4. 4. Method and Data Statistics
    5. 5. Research Findings
    6. 6. Discussions and Conclusions
    7. Acknowledgements
    8. References
  9. 9: GLOBALIZATION AND CLIMATE CHANGE: NEW EMPIRICAL PANEL DATA EVIDENCE
    1. 1. Introduction
    2. 2. Literature Review and Analytical Framework
    3. 3. Empirical Strategy
    4. 4. Empirical Results
    5. 5. Conclusion
    6. Acknowledgements
    7. Notes
    8. References
  10. 10: A SURVEY OF THE LITERATURE ON ENVIRONMENTAL INNOVATION BASED ON MAIN PATH ANALYSIS
    1. 1. Introduction
    2. 2. Knowledge Advances Related to EI
    3. 3. Determinants of EI
    4. 4. Economic Effects of EI
    5. 5. Environmental Effects of EI
    6. 6. Policy Inducement Mechanism
    7. 7. Discussion, Further Developments and Conclusions
    8. Acknowledgements
    9. Notes
    10. References
  11. 11: ECONOMIC TARGETS AND LOSS-AVERSION IN INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL COOPERATION
    1. 1. Introduction
    2. 2. Literature Review
    3. 3 The Model
    4. 4. Static Game
    5. 5. Dynamic Game
    6. 6. Extensions
    7. 7. Conclusion
    8. Acknowledgement
    9. Notes
    10. References
  12. 12: COOPERATIVE GAME THEORY APPLIED TO IEAS: A COMPARISON OF SOLUTION CONCEPTS
    1. 1. Introduction
    2. 2. Cooperative versus Non-Cooperative Approach
    3. 3. Solution Concepts
    4. 4. A Rawlsian Solution Concept Bounded by Individual Rationality
    5. 5. A Numerical Comparison of Solution Concepts
    6. 6. Conclusions
    7. Notes
    8. References
  13. INDEX
  14. EULA