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Applied Environmental Economics

A GIS Approach to Cost-Benefit Analysis

Applied Environmental Economics by Ian J. Bateman
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The complex real-world interactions between the economy and the environment form both the focus of and main barrier to applied research within the field of environmental economics. However, geographical information systems (GIS) allow economists to tackle such complexity head on by directly incorporating diverse datasets into applied research rather than resorting to simplifying and often unrealistic assumptions. This innovative book applies GIS techniques to spatial cost-benefit analysis of a complex and topical land use change problem - the conversion of agricultural land to multipurpose woodland - looking in detail at issues such as opportunity costs, timber yield, recreation, carbon storage, etc., and embracing cost-cutting themes such as the evaluation of environmental preferences and the spatial transfer of benefit functions.
Cambridge University Press; June 2005
363 pages; ISBN 9780511057762
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Title: Applied Environmental Economics
Author: Ian J. Bateman; Andrew A. Lovett; Julii S. Brainard
 
ISBNs
0511057768
9780511057762
9780521671583